The Commonwealth Writers Online Magazine, adda is open for submissions of poetry, fiction and particularly, non-fiction writings themed around climate change. No doubt, climate change is an issue of the moment and all writers who are yet to attempt any form of ecocriticism should seize this opportunity.

According to adda, “We are looking for new writing on the theme of climate change. We seek poetry, fiction and – in particular – non-fiction. No previously published work will be considered, whether in print or online, in whole or in part. We will, however, consider new translations into English of work already published in other languages. We will consider commissioning new non-fiction in other languages and arrange the translation ourselves. Please note, we can only accept submissions from citizens of Commonwealth countries.

Submission Guidelines

Entrants are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the work already published on 

Entrants are required to submit only once. i.e You may enter your work in one of the three categories: Poetry, Fiction, or Non-fiction. 

Formatting guidelines: please double-space prose and single-space poetry, and use Arial 12-point font. Do not submit PDFs, but Word docs.

Submissions will be read anonymously. Please do not include any contact or personal information in the files that you submit.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted on the understanding that entrants will inform adda immediately if the text is accepted for publication elsewhere.

To submit to this call, please go to the adda website here, where you can complete the submissions form and upload:

A 300-word description of your writing history

And one of the following:

Up to two poems only (no word count, but a maximum five pages in total)

One piece of fiction writing (word count 2000-5000)

One non-fiction piece (word count 2000-5000)

One non-fiction proposal (word count 500 words maximum)

The deadline is 23:59 (in your time zone), 31 January 2020.

Good luck!

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