The Leopold Bloom Press is seeking literary fiction on the theme of peace
The Leopold Bloom Press is currently seeking submissions from fiction writers in Ireland.
For its initiative Books for Peace, the press is looking for fiction: either a novel or a short story collection related loosely to the themes of peace, climate, or environmental issues.
The publisher is particularly interested in hearing from Ukrainian writers currently living in Ireland, and from people from diverse cultures or backgrounds whose work is centred on contemporary or historical European events, including stories based in Ireland, experiences of living in Ireland, or in any other European country.
Leopold Bloom Press founder Frances Flannery said that one of the key aims of the press is to bring new voices forward.
“We are interested in work that somehow links into European events, and stories that can demonstrate a connection to peace, abstract or literal, either through nature, through relationships, or through story directly linked to contemporary events.
“Novels and short stories have always played an important role in helping us learn about and understand the suffering brought about by wars, conflicts and environmental crisis. Fiction has the ability to shed light on people’s experiences and unites us in our understanding… We hope that this call will give writers today the chance to have their voices heard and their stories told.”
The call is currently open to European authors who are based in Ireland. Submissions can be up to forty thousand words and must be in English. You may submit self-published work.
For further information and guidelines, please see www.leopoldbloom.ie.