The 2019-2020 bushfire season has seen unprecedented destruction, as well as an unprecedented national and worldwide response. To contribute to that effort, Maximum Felix Media is accepting poetry and short prose pieces that confront and reflect our shared experience of nature and humanity, in conflict and in unity.
All proceeds will go to supporting animal rescue and care. The vast destruction to bushland means countless animals will be without the habitat they rely on for shelter and sustenance for months, if not years, to come, until the bush has recovered.
From The Ashes will be edited by C S Hughes, and published by MFM Press in February/March of this year.
Attachments in doc, docx, rtf and PDF formats are preferred, though poetry typed directly in the body of your email is also acceptable.
A maximum of three poems or short prose pieces may be submitted, up to forty lines per poem or 500 words for prose. We are happy to accept previously published works as long as they meet the broad requirements of our theme. Please indicate where they were previously published so we can provide proper acknowledgement.
We would also like to include a brief biographical note about yourself, that in some way touches on your relationship with our often harsh but always beautiful environment.
All submissions are due by midnight (AEST), Friday, 31st January.