Apparently, ’tis the season for calls for papers pertaining to animal rights and veganism. Well, truthfully every season is that one, since you can turn any paper into a compassion-promoting, educational opportunity for animals — just as our blog yesterday illuminated when we told you about Lewis Bollard’s winning essay shedding light on attempts to keep factory farms in the dark. One of our most popular CFP blog entries of late, which did relate specifically to animal rights and veganism, was regarding submissions for papers pertaining to “critical perspectives and arts coming from a black male consciousness.” I’m thrilled about this expanding dialogue, from so many different perspectives, centering around issues of animal rights.
So here’s another one for you: Our friends over at Lantern Books are putting together an anthology of international contributors who are Latina and vegan, and are seeking contributors. Lantern explains:
Two years ago we published SISTAH VEGAN, which includes writing from a very diverse group of African-American women about veganism. The volume is interesting because it’s not just stories of why or how individuals went vegan, but it is heavily cultured, discussing hair, music, health, body types, tradition(s), religion(s), black politics, and more. We are hoping to create a similar (and yet completely different!) book by vegan women from Mexican, Brazilian, Peruvian, Guatemalan, Argentinian, Puerto Rican (and more) backgrounds.
There is no deadline listed, but questions and submissions may be emailed to wendy (at) lanternbooks (dot) com and kara (at) lanternbooks (dot) com.
Thrillingly, the proceeds for this anthology will go to Food Empowerment Project — an organization close to my heart (which, I know, is true of so many of us). Founder lauren Ornelas joined us for Episode 109 of our podcast, and I know from the emails you sent me that her interview touched so many of you. (If you haven’t yet seen it, F.E.P.’s chocolate list is a lot to swallow, but a must for anyone who fancies sweets, and fairness.)
Lantern Books, by the way — which is run by the debonaire and delightful Martin Rowe (who also joined us on our podcast, way, way back on Episode 19) — is on fire with their recent publications. In addition to their impressive list of animal advocacy books, I’m personally looking forward to 2013’s Defiant Daughters: 21 Women on Art, Activism, Animals, and The Sexual Politics of Meat. Not only did I write a chapter for this forthcoming anthology, but the proceeds are going to Our Hen House! So keep your eyes and ears out for that, and in the mean time, write your little hearts out!