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bul-bul press announces an open call for submissions to our inaugural anthology delving into the topics of power, privilege, and permission .

This collection aims to examine the intricate relationships between these concepts through thought-provoking poems, essays, and visual works filtered through the lens of various identities. The anthology will explore, expand, and expose the innumerable ways these forces circuit and shape the spaces around us. We are looking forward to your contributions that probe, falter, fumble, and snag at the incisions of the intersection of power, privilege, and, permission.

Submission Guidelines

  • We welcome submissions from all backgrounds, with a particular emphasis on underrepresented creators, including Black, Indigenous, and other artists of color, people with disabilities as well as LGBTQIA2S+ voices.
  • Established and emerging talents alike are invited to share their perspectives.
  • Types of works:
    • Long-form essays - up to 4,000 words
    • Poems - little… to a lot
    • Visual work
    • Concept pitches for long-form or visual submissions.
  • Works must be previously unpublished. While simultaneous submissions are welcome, please inform us if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • We will accept works in any format: PDF, .doc. .docx, png, jpeg etc.
  • Please include a brief introduction of yourself and your work (50-300 words).

Submit via email at info[at]bul-bul.press


Selected works will be published in print editions of the anthology. Print copies as well as industry standard rates will be given to contributors upon acceptance and then publication.


This call for submissions was supported immensely by sarah ahmed and dahlia docrat. Please e-mail asad at info[at]bul-bul.press for questions, comments, and more.

Currently based on the traditional and contemporary territories of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Ta'an Kwäch'än Council (~Whitehorse, Yukon).