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Open call volume 7

01 January, 2023

"To perceive the environment is not to look back on the things to be found in it, 
or to discern their congealed shapes and layouts, but to join with them in the material flows
and movements contributing to their — and our — ongoing formation."
— Tim Ingold

The Earth is a being in constant movement. Her body rotates on her own axis and gravitates around the sun. Her tides breathe incessantly, air currents shape her climate and the geography of the continents mutates, almost imperceptibly, to the rhythm of the rocks. Every atom that makes up everything on Earth is in constant vibration, and life in its different forms has found a way to join in this dance. Whether it is great collective migrations, branches stretching towards the sun or small beings crawling in the universe of a stone, each body has its own way of moving.

Humans are no exception. Our history is made of migrations, nomadism, pilgrimages and dances. Navigation and trails. Physical and mythological journeys and adventures, celebration of cycles, and external and internal expeditions. The trajectories of humanity have been many and varied, and for centuries have responded to the vibrant world to which we belong. However, it seems that today only one direction and one mode of speed prevails: forward at an accelerated pace. The idea of progress and constant competition has made many of us forget the collective, multi-species dance in which we are participating.

In the context of transition that is falling upon our planet, and therefore necessarily upon the modern civilization to which we have become accustomed, it is worth asking ourselves: How do we want to move as a species? What kind of movements-physical, social, spiritual-does the Earth need from us at this time? To what do we want to align the rhythms of our lives? How can we attend to, learn from, and honor other beings' ways of moving? What movements have defined our relationship to the more-than-human? What really moves our bodies and spirits? What needs to be removed or promoted? Where do we find guidance for moving in diverse ways?

With our seventh volume we want to address the theme MOVEMENT from our characteristic approach: creative nonfiction stories that are situated at the intersections of ecology, culture, art, justice, and spirituality.

 

We are thrilled to receive your submissions!

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR: 

Wimblu creates and publishes stories that reconnect ecology and nature in order to restore our sense of belonging and connection to our planet. 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, in this case, the theme of Volume 7: Movement

 

Format 
We accept proposals in any multimedia format (text, short film, feature film, photography, animation, hybrid).

Who can apply:
Anyone, of any age, nationality, gender or ethnicity.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Read our guidelines here and apply to be featured on our volume 7 by filling out this form.

 

Deadline: 

January 31, 2023

Extended deadline until February 10th, 2023

 

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In Wimblu, we believe in the power of stories to reimagine a fair and healthy world for all life forms.

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