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Call for Submissions: Gaza 2014 anthology

Just World Books, an independent publisher based in Charlottesville, VA is currently inviting submissions for a new book, to be edited by Laila El-Haddad (co-author, The Gaza Kitchen, author of Gaza Mom), and Refaat Alareer (editor, Gaza Writes Back), which will be an original compilation of essays, artwork (including cartoons), photographs, poetry, and creative writing that describe, analyze, and reflect upon Israel's military attack on Gaza during the summer of 2014 as well as its ongoing siege.

We’re seeking works that cover a miscellany of topics, including but not limited to the human, institutional, and environmental toll of the offensive on Palestinians in Gaza, as well as the impact on Palestinians living within the West Bank, Jerusalem, the 1948 territories and abroad. We are particularly interested in and encourage submissions from Palestinians.

Deadline for submissions is FEBRUARY 15.

Materials --including both textual materials and images that will be compelling in black & white should be submitted to gaza.submissions@justworldbooks.com

Textual submission[s] should be no longer than 1500 words.

Full credit will be given for any work published and some rights retained to republication of the work. We will set aside, and attempt to organize delivery of, copies of the final work for distribution to those whose work is included.

About Just World Books

Just World Books exists to expand the discourse in the United States and worldwide on issues of vital international concern. We are committed to building a more just, equitable, and peaceable world. We uphold the equality of all human persons. We aim for our books to contribute to increasing understanding across national, religious, ethnic, and racial lines... to sharing the reflections, analyses, and policy prescriptions of path breaking activists for peace... and to the prevention of war. Learn more at www.justworldbooks.com.

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