We invite you to submit previously unpublished poetry or prose which creatively responds to David Oluwale’s story and its relevance today. You can find out about his story here.
Your submission can respond to David’s life or death or take it as a starting point to explore any issues that his story touches upon, such as the city of Leeds, marginalisation, racial justice, mental ill-health, rough-sleeping, exclusion, resistance and hope, reinterpreted as you see fit.
Poetry and prose will be judged together. We would like to see submissions which respond to contemporary moment as well as the past. We are offering the following prizes for the best submissions: ·
First Prize: £500 · Second Prize: £350 · Runner up: £150
Selected submissions will be included in an anthology of creative responses to the Oluwale story, to be published by Peepal Tree Press in Summer/Autumn 2023. The anthology will also include work from well-established writers such as Caryl Phillips and Ian Duhig, as well as reproductions of works of art produced in response to David Oluwale’s story.
Please submit your work by February 1st 2023.
Entries must be a minimum of 10 words but no longer than 25 lines for poetry, or a maximum word count of 2,500 words for prose.
For enquiries please email: firstname.lastname@example.org