Call for submissions – Transforming Grief: Personal and Communal Loss in the Work of Remaking the World

DEADLINE: March 25, 2015

Transforming Grief is rooted in the belief that the most potent stories—the ones most capable of informing critical shifts—are those that emerge from our hearts and lives, our learning and intervulnerability. This anthology will bring together writers from a variety of perspectives striving to unearth the transformative value of grief as an individual and collective experience through creative nonfiction.

The works in this collection will include compelling narratives and strong arguments that embody a deep exploration of ideas and themes, using concrete, lived personal and/or communal engagements with a spectrum of losses to illuminate larger questions about the sociopolitical forces at play in the world and our lives. As a body of writing and thinking, this compendium will also look at the ways in which grief is a natural response to present-day social systems, and can be mobilized to generate prefigurative experimentation in self-organization while reclaiming our imagination and humanity.

For more info, to contact us, and/or to submit a piece, see our Web site: http://transforming-grief.net/

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Call for Submissions – Re-entry Organizations and Resources Alliance Newsletter

The ROAR (Re-entry Organizations and Resources) Alliance is a collaboration of over 40 non-profit, faith-based and government agencies working to promote successful reentry from incarceration to the community. This is achieved by coordinating existing resources in the community, catalyzing collaboration and mutual learning among reentry organizations, and promoting greater awareness of reentry issues in the general public. It is our belief that successful reentry results in more productive lives for these individuals, healthier families and neighborhoods, and greater public safety and economic stability for our community.

The ROAR newsletter is a digest of resources, events, local and national news, action items, and volunteer opportunities addressing the specific needs those of us working in reentry.
We at ROAR believe the newsletter would be an excellent venue for featuring artists whose work speaks from their experiences with incarceration and reentry, either directly or as a loved one, friend, or supporter. Our goal is to compile a library of work and short bios from artists willing to share their work so that each ROAR issue will introduce our readers to a new artist and a little bit of their story.
If you or anyone you know are interested in having their art featured, please contact Maura Jess (maurajess@ymail.com) for more information.