CfP: Lacuna

Lacuna

Lacuna la-kū’na n. a gap, a hiatus

What is Lacuna?

Lacuna is an online magazine at www.lacuna.org.uk that challenges indifference to suffering and promotes human rights. Its aim is to fill the gap between the short-term immediacy of daily journalism and long-term academic analysis. It will publish credible, accessible and compelling content that enables concerned readers to gain a better understanding of a particular issue. It will stimulate ideas for action and provide resources for those who wish to look deeper than may be possible through mainstream media. And it will give space and assistance to new writers and those who want to speak for themselves.

Who is our Audience?

Our intended audience crosses the social and age spectrums. Though students may provide a natural readership, the Magazine will also appeal to the wider national and international society. Activists, practitioners and all those concerned about wrongs and rights wherever they may be are our target constituency.

What will we publish?

Lacuna will provide commentary, reportage and expert analysis that uncovers issues of injustice and human rights abuses. We will review the best books, articles, films, music, art, theatre connected to these issues; bring to life the wider and deeper aspects of a specific theme of justice; offer stimulus, advice and ideas for writing and campaigning for human rights; and encourage and support unheard voices. All forms of writing and visual art will be considered: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, film, animation, photography.

Every couple of months we will address a different theme. Our first is ‘Protest’. This provides the subject for many of the items we publish. The second theme is ‘Prosperity/Austerity’, the third ‘Peace/War’.

How can you contribute?

We are looking for new articles and features and reviews, stories, poetry or any other form of visual content. Material must be easily accessible for a general reader, though we will complement these pieces with rigorous academic analysis where appropriate. Our aim is to engage our readers’ attention in a subject and provide more detailed information so that people can reach their own conclusions about any matter.

If you are interested in submitting anything (or would like to know more) please contact the editor, A.T. Williams at hello@lacuna.org.uk

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