CALL FOR ENTRIES: Sally Hemings Dreams

ABOUT THE PROJECT:

Sally Hemings Dreams is a collaborative zine + multimedia portal by women interested in exploring the conscious and unconscious thoughts of women of African descent who experienced slavery in the Americas. Sally Hemings Dreams is edited and curated by Jamila Zahra Felton, Jess Solomon and Hadiya Williams. The zine will debut at DC Zinefest on July 23, 2016. All proceeds from the sale of the zine will go to Thrive DC’s Women in New Directions Program. The multimedia portal will exist on tumblr until further notice. http://sallyhemingsdreams.tumblr.com | #sallyhemingsdreams

ARTWORK & THEME:

We are accepting poetry, fiction and essay in short form (max. 500 words), photography, illustration, paintings, collage, digital art, fiber art, music/sounds, spoken word, short videos, and other relevant media.

The inspiration and theme of the project are the conscious and unconscious thoughts of Sarah “Sally” Hemings (1773-1835) and other women of African descent who experienced slavery in the Americas. “Dreams” in the title of the project is used as a verb, not a noun. Thomas Jefferson and other owners of people who were enslaved cannot be mentioned by name in any of the entries. They cannot be referred to using pronouns, proper nouns or aliases.

Speculative and Afrofuturist works are encouraged.

ELIGIBILITY:

This call is open to individuals who identify as women of African descent.

DEADLINE & SELECTION:

The submission deadline for this call is June 7, 2016 at 11:59 pm EST. Artists will be selected by the Sally Hemings Dreams editorial team. Selected artists will be notified by email on or before June 14, 2016.

PHOTOGRAPHY, PUBLICITY & RIGHTS:

The editorial team of Sally Hemings Dreams reserves the right to scan, photograph, post, print and publish selected entries. By entering your work in this call, you agree to the use of your name, social media handle and work in any publicity material developed for the zine and portal including social media and tumblr. Selected artists will retain the rights of their original works.

NO ENTRY FEE REQUIRED

CALL FOR ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS:

Email submission materials and any questions regarding this call to: Sally Hemings Dreams Editorial Team | sallyhemingsdreams [at] gmail [dot] com.

The submission deadline for this call is June 7, 2016 at 11:59 pm EST. Please include the following materials in your email submission:

1) Your contact information:

2) Your artwork attached and labeled "FirstInitial_LastName_Title.doc" (for example). Please use the following files: text files (.doc or .pdf); high resolution image files (.jpg); and audio and video files of no more than 2 minutes (.mp3 or .mp4).