I’m excited to announce that I am the incoming poetry editor of Social Alternatives journal.
Social Alternatives analyses, critiques, and reviews contemporary social issues and problems.
The journal seeks to generate insight, knowledge, and understanding of our contemporary circumstances in order to determine local, national, and global implications.
The journal is committed to the principles of social justice and to creating spaces of dialogue intended to stimulate social alternatives to current conditions.
Social Alternatives values the capacity of intellectual and artistic endeavour to prompt imaginative solutions and alternatives and publishes refereed articles, review essays, commentaries and book reviews as well as short stories, poems, images and cartoons.
The journal has grappled with matters of contemporary concern for three decades, publishing articles and themed issues on topics such as: peace and conflict, racism, Indigenous rights, social justice, human rights, inequality and the environment.
The list of Australian writers previously published by Social Alternatives virtually comprises a ´who´s who´ of the literati and influential on the Australian Left: for example, Ted Wheelwright, Oodgeroo Nunukal, Susan Ryan, Ian Lowe, Thomas Shapcott, Eva Cox, Dennis Altman, Frank Morehouse, Mary Owen, Bob Connell, Kevin Carmody, Humphrey McQueen, Sarah Dowse, H. C. (Nugget) Coombs, Judith Wright, Frank Stilwell, Bruce Dawe, Hugh Stretton, Marcia Langton, and Kevin Gilbert.
The deadline for poetry submissions for the forthcoming Social Media edition is May 30, 2012.
Submissions should be emailed to my attention as Microsoft Word attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.