The expected release of the project is Summer 2017.
See below for the official Call for Submissions.
“In the wake of the worst mass shooting in history, the city of Orlando, Florida stood unified, strong and proud. Orlando natives and transplants alike, of every skin color, creed, culture, orientation, background, and identity declared, “We are #OneOrlando. We are #OrlandoUnited.” The literary manifestation of this celebration of unity through diversity lies in the pages of this collection of true stories told by the people who know their Orlando best—beyond the stereotypical palm trees and mouse ears—to revel in the richness of this city’s cultural contributions, the kaleidoscope of its neighborhoods, and the loveliness of its inhabitants; all of which truly make this The City Beautiful.
All contributors will be given contributor copies and will be able to buy additional copies at a discounted rate. All profits from this collection will be donated to the Zebra Coalition.
Submissions are due to [email protected] by 11:59pm Eastern Time on Friday, September 30th, 2016.
We are looking for literary-quality creative nonfiction that celebrates the diversity of Orlando, Florida in all mediums and lengths, including nano and flash nonfiction, poetry, comics, photo essays, and hybrid works. We are particularly interested in works written by Orlando natives and transplants of a wide variety of backgrounds, abilities, and professions. Hybrid submissions from hybrid identities are especially encouraged. If you identify as a person of color, a member of the LGBTQ+ community, and/or a member law enforcement, please let us know in your cover letter.
Please send one (1) creative nonfiction piece of up to 5,000 words attached in a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file. The email subject line should read “PROSE – Your Full Name – Title of Your Work.”
Please send up to five (≤5) poems attached in a single .doc, .docx, or .pdf file. The email subject line should read “POETRY – Your Full Name – # of Poems: Titles of Your Work.”
Multimodal / Hybrid
If your submission features images along with text (including comics and photo essays), please send your submission with images in black & white or greyscale as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file. You may send a lower resolution (web quality 72dpi) for consideration, but please have a high-resolution version (print quality 300dpi) available for printing. The email subject line should read “HYBRID – Your Full Name – Title of Your Work.”