Proposed themes for 2022/2023’s upcoming issues
Vol. 35 No. 4 – Early January, 2023
Submission due date: November 15, 2022
The concept of personhood covers a lot of ground, and struggles over recognition of personhood are as heated today as they have been historically, as vast swaths of the population and the planet were subjected to the dictates of colonialist expansion and exploitation.
Indigenous worldviews of the land and waters, the sky, sun, moon and stars, the trees, plants and rocks, the birds, fish, insects and animals (humans included) – and all that lies beneath the earth and the waters – as part of “Our Relations” and “personhood” are going toe-to-toe with corporate “moral persons” in a protracted fight to protect the environment and prevent ecocide. In 2021, the Magpie River in Québec’s Côte Nord became the first in Canada to be granted legal personhood status, as a collaborative initiative of the Innu Council of Ekuanitshit and the regional county municipality of Minganie.
At the other end of the political spectrum, anti-abortion groups in Canada and the US are mobilizing to win legal personhood for fetuses. From reproductive rights to guardianship of the land and waters, personhood is a highly-charged topic.
Montréal Serai is calling on writers, artists, poets and activists to share your vision, insights and stories for our “Personhood” issue.
Vol. 36 No. 1 – early April 2023
Theme: Latin American art and poetry – retelling the story of a continent that never needed to
Submission due date: February 15, 2023Theme description
Euro-narcissism is such – and is so powerful – that for centuries, books and histories
insisted on addressing the lands on our side of the Atlantic as “new” or “discovered.”
Meanwhile, the voices and vantage points of those “conquered” or harassed by the 16 th –
century Iberian intruders, their descendants and, since the 19 th century, the independent
States with their homogenizing (genocidal) nationalisms, have found countless ways to
Every time the issue of Latin American/Latinx/Latino identity comes up, debates about the
celebration of syncretism and mestizaje arise. But how can the ongoing colonial violence
and extraction that have led to the diverse, wounded and powerful forces we are today be
To the artists, filmmakers, poets, writers, fighters, thinkers who express themselves as
human (and historical and political) beings born in the (not only) Spanish and Portuguese-
speaking Americas, or affiliated in whatever manner with any of its cultural universes, we
invite you to share your work.
Please send your original, unpublished work by February 15, 2023 to:
email@example.com. See our Submissions page for details.
Vol. 36 No. 2 – early July 2023
Theme: Quantum physics and gender identity
Submission due date: May 15, 2023Theme description
Quantum physics and gender identity
Vol. 36 No. 3 – early October 2023
Theme: Grief, Art and Ceremony
Submission due date: August 15, 2023Theme description
Vol. 36 No. 4 – early January 2024
Theme: Blues, Jazz and Beat as fugitive literature
Submission due date: November 15, 2023Theme description
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