invites YOU to
Silence but Verse
A call for poetry
Send us original, powerful, evocative poems
in English, Hindi or Tamil
(Haikus or Tankas only!)
on the theme
Last date for submissions: 10 November 2012
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Download the .pdf version of the call here.)
SOME QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE
Is there a
Yes and it is ‘No Violence, No Silence’. All submissions must
address or be related to this theme, either directly or indirectly, overtly
or subtly. You are welcome to interpret the theme however you wish!
Why this theme? We believe that there is a deafening silence on
the issue of gender and sexual violence and poetry offers us an opportunity
to end this silence.
Gender violence: any form of violence - physical, mental, sexual,
emotional, economic, verbal - directed at an individual on account of her/his
gender. Includes domestic violence, street sexual harassment, rape, martial
rape, workplace sexual harassment, female foeticide or infanticide, acid
attacks, public humiliation, dowry-related violence, violence in cyber-space
and honour killings, among others.
Can I submit
poems of any length?
We are specifically looking for either haikus
Please restrict your submissions to either or both of these forms.
Can I submit
a poem in any language?
Unfortunately, for logistical reasons, we are accepting poems in only three
languages - English, Hindi and Tamil.