Hands Up Don't Shoot 0

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About

Hands Up Don't Shoot will explore what it means to be black in America. The concept for the feature stemmed from outrage towards the unchecked police brutality and institutionalized racism in America that allows for the constant murder of black citizens, defying any claim that this country is “post-racial”. The injustice of Michael Brown's death, along with the deaths of hundreds of other black children who were killed for the color of their skin, has been tragically normalized in our society. However, the riots and protests taking place all over the world, reflect a demand for change. Hands Up Don’t Shoot will exclusively feature African-Americans creating art out of this injustice. We want this feature to be a platform specifically for the voices of black Americans who experience this strain of racism daily. We respectfully ask that those who are not African-American refrain from submitting to this feature.

Country of Publication

United States

Audience

Unknown

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationOne-time publication.

Fiction Closed

Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Unknown
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionNo specific word count limits known (our definition: up to 1000 words); Up to 2 pieces.
Short Story Short StoryNo specific word count limits known (our definition: 1000 to 7500 words); Up to 2 pieces.
Payscale:
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No monetary payment No monetary payment.
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Nonfiction Closed

Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Unknown
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Essay EssayNo specific word count limits known; Up to 2 pieces.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionNo specific word count limits known; Up to 2 pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
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OK No No OK UnknownText format submissions
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Poetry Closed

Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Unknown
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No OK UnknownText format submissions
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Dates

Last Updated: 24 Apr 2018
Date Added: 17 Dec 2014

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