Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Briarpatch - Call for sustainability content

Briarpatch unplugged, or, How I learned to stop destroying the planet and love the global recession

What if the economic recession we're presently experiencing is not just a regrettable temporary setback in the never-ending march of growth-fuelled prosperity, but the beginning of a painful but ecologically necessary process of scaling back our footprint to a more sustainable level?

What principles should guide our efforts to reorganize our lives and communities on a human scale? What initiatives already underway deserve to be profiled, celebrated, and imitated? What can we learn from what other people are doing in other parts of the world? What books and films shed light on the key issues and should be reviewed? How can our efforts to cope with the global recession pave the way to a more stable and sustainable future?....

If you've got something to contribute to this discussion, then we want to hear from you. We are looking for articles, essays, investigative reportage, news briefs, project profiles, interviews with luminary thinkers, reviews, poetry, humour,
artwork & photography that explore how we can unplug from the growth machine and cope with the global recession....

Queries are due by March 23, 2009. If your query is accepted, first drafts are due by May 1, 2009. Your query should outline what ground your contribution will cover and
include an estimated word count and a short writing sample.

Please review our submission guidelines before submitting your query. Send your queries to: editor AT briarpatchmagazine DOT com.

We reserve the right to edit your work (with your active involvement) and cannot guarantee publication. Briarpatch pays $0.05/word.

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