Yesterday marked one of the most monumental examples of social protest in human history. The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School represent the vanguard of U.S. social protest (see BBC News story). Not since the Civil Rights Movement of the 50s and 60s have we seen anything that comes close to it (photo linked to MotherJones article), and SHANTIH Journal wants to honor this amazing movement.
SHANTIH Journal is currently accepting work — art, photography, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and flash-prose — that emphasizes our current political moment. Though we will be reading a broader range of submissions, for this issue, we are especially interested in works that reflect present national and global crises. Contributors to the magazine should consider themes that focus on politics, social justice, and human rights. We are looking for work that ranges from the subtle to the overt, but which expresses the pain and strife caused by the obvious barriers confronting all those who seek personal, communal, national, and global peace in an atmosphere that glorifies selfishness, greed, violence, supremacy, and domination of the powerful over the weak.
Underrepresented voices are very welcome. If you are interested in submitting, please visit our Submissions Guidelines page.
Art is activism. #MarchForOurLives