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The Ends of the World: a call for submissions

firstwriter.com – Thursday August 25, 2016

" ‘We live in a time of social, economic and ecological unravelling,’ we wrote seven years ago in the Dark Mountain manifesto. ‘All around us are signs that our whole way of living is already passing into history.’ When we wrote those words they were, to many, highly debatable. They seem less debatable today. The world is changing faster than ever, and a sense of powerlessness is spreading. All over the world now, it seems, people are turning their minds to the big question: what happens now?"

This is the question that will form the loose theme for the eleventh Dark Mountain anthology, to be published in April 2017.

The word "apocalypse" is often thrown around loosely when referring to frightening phenomena like climate change. But the original meaning of that word is not "catastrophe" but "revelation". As the carapace of progress cracks, what is revealed? What dies away, and what is born to take its place? Frightening times can also be exciting times. From the collapse of one way of seeing or being comes the opportunity to build another. As stories crumble, new ones can be told. What do they look like?

The submissions deadline for issue 11 of Dark Mountain is 15th November. You can read more about what the editors are looking for, and see their submissions guidelines, over on the Dark Mountain blog.

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