Wimblu creates and publishes stories that reconnect ecology and nature in order to restore our sense of belonging and connection to our planet.
The narrative around our planetary crisis has been dominated by imaginaries of imminent catastrophe, apocalyptic futures or technological salvation; leaving us with very little space to pause and reﬂect on the deeper, existential and spiritual causes of the crisis.
Even well-intentioned narratives, on many occasions, ascribe to the dominant aesthetic of fast, easy-to-digest and visually appealing content. We believe that this in itself has disrupted our capacity for attention, presence, reflection and a corporeal connection with our inner and outer worlds.
Therefore, we believe that in order to re-establish a relationship of reciprocity and reverence towards the more-than-human places and communities that sustain us, it is necessary to address both the content and the form of the narrative.
To this end, we harness the power of creative documentary to address the existential, affective and spiritual dimensions that underlie our current planetary crisis. Our content seeks to restore our sense of attention, connection and reverence for our inner and outer landscapes, and from there, reimagine a fair and healthy world for all life forms.
Wimblu is directed to an environmentally and socially conscious audience, seeking to deepen their relationship with their outer and inner worlds. These are people who appreciate the art of slowing down and reflecting, who want to connect on an emotional, spiritual and corporeal level with their environment, and who seek a community with which to imagine and co-create true transformations that cultivate relationships of reciprocity and reverence with our planet.
At Wimblu we seek for our content to contribute to:
We publish all types of multimedia formats: photo-essays, poems, texts, short and feature films, animations, and a mix of one or more of these formats.
Below is a guide to submitting materials::
*IMPORTANT: In both cases images must come without any watermark, logo, etc. All corresponding credits must come in a separate document and will be included in the publication.
All submissions must be accompanied by:
By submitting your work, you guarantee that you hold the rights to the work and, if the entry is selected, by accepting publication you grant Wimblu non-exclusive rights to publish the submitted work, along with your biography and photograph, in digital and print format.
We also request the right to include quotes and excerpts from the work in print and digital promotional materials (including, but not limited to, items such as stickers, postcards, tote bags, digital downloads and others); as well as the rights to publish the recording of any event in which you participate as an author on Wimblu.
You will always retain the copyright of the work.
A detailed agreement will be sent for your approval prior to publication.
We are looking for non-fiction stories that have a strong author’s vision and that connect themes such as ecology, spirituality, art, justice and the theme of each volume.
Anyone, of any age, nationality, gender or ethnicity.
Very important! At Wimblu we give a lot of value to the text. Even in the case of audiovisual proposals, it is very important for us that authors show the ability to express the concepts that support their work in writing. In addition, we are very interested in clearly understanding how the author links his/her work with our approach in Wimblu and with the theme of our volumes.
The genre of non-fiction or documentary is very broad, however at Wimblu we focus on the creative or auteur documentary, which is a type of non-fiction that, while based on real stories, also takes creative and experimental liberties to explore reality from a more imaginative, sensory and/or poetic perspective. In this sense, at Wimblu we seek a kind of non-fiction that incorporates imaginative, speculative, artistic and personal elements of each author.
The short answer is yes: Wimblu focuses on the relationship between humans and all other forms of life and materiality on the planet. However, we take an intersectional view that understands that those relationships are connected to issues of justice, culture, spirituality and more. In fact, we hope that each story connects one or more of these themes.
Yes, we accept in-progress projects that already have a solid conceptual foundation and offer our guidance during the development and completion process.
However, submitting incomplete proposals implies a commitment to submit progress and finalize the proposal in time for our publication.
Yes, and we love this part of the process. Editing is one of our passions. However, we are very respectful of each author's vision and hope that submissions come with a solid and clear preliminary edit.
Wimblu is a bilingual magazine and we handle 100% of the translation into both English and Spanish.
Normally our volumes are composed of 8 stories.
Yes, as many as you want. Is free!
Deadline: September 16th, 2023
More info here