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Gerakbudaya’s Call for Submissions: Young in Malaysia Series

SIRD’s fellow imprint Gerakbudaya which has published such works as Rich Malaysia, Poor Malaysians, Seeds of Dissent and most recently the great Young and Malay: Growing Up in Multicultural Malaysia is looking for submissions to its new Young and Malaysia series which delves into issues of youth, identity and intersectionality.

Contributions can be emailed to publications@gerakbudaya.com.


 Call for submissions: Young in Malaysia series

Following our recent publication of Young and Malay, edited by Ooi Kee Beng and Wan Hamidi Hamid, we want to hear from more young writers on their experiences and identities in Malaysia today.

Race and religion are topics that never lose their significance here, but we want to delve deeper.

Identities can be complicated, intersecting, sometimes even contradictory. We want to amplify a wide range of voices and start having the conversations that slip between the cracks.

How are experiences of citizenship affected by racial ambiguity, religious conversion, or membership of a minority group? How do identities transform when moving between the kampong and the city, between East and West Malaysia, or across national borders? And how do marginalized individuals such as transgender people and undocumented migrants navigate society if just stepping outside their door leaves them vulnerable?

We’re looking for essays and creative nonfiction of 2,000-5,000 words from writers connecting their own lived experience to issues facing Malaysia and the wider world. We don’t want to dictate who is and isn’t qualified to contribute. Send us your best work and we’ll fit our series around you – not the other way around.

Deadline: 30 December 2015.

Submissions can be in English or BM and should be sent in the form of a Word document, font Times New Roman 12pt, double spaced.

Please send your submission, and/or any queries, to: publications@gerakbudaya.com, gerak@gerakbudaya.com


Panggilan untuk naskah: Muda/i di Malaysia (siri)

Melanjuti penerbitan tajuk buku Young and Malay yang disunting oleh Ooi Kee Beng dan Wan Hamidi Hamid baru-baru ini, kami ingin mendengar lebih banyak lagi pengalaman serta identiti penulis muda di Malaysia.

Bangsa dan agama adalah topik yang tidak pernah kehilangan makna, tetapi kita ingin mengkaji lebih dalam. Identiti boleh menjadi rumit, saling-silang, terkadang juga bercanggah. Kami mahu memberikan ruang untuk pelbagai suara dan memulai perbualan yang tergelincir diantara celah.

Bilakah pengalaman kewarganegaraan terjejas oleh kekaburan kaum, penukaran agama, atau keahlian kumpulan minoriti? Bagaimana identiti berubah apabila bergerak antara kampung dan bandar, antara Timur dan Malaysia Barat, atau merentasi sempadan negara? Apakah cara individu terpinggir seperti transgender dan pendatang gelap bergerak di dalam masyarakat apabila saat mereka melangkah keluar pintu rumah mereka langsung terdedah?

Kami mencari esei kreatif-bukan fiksyen, 2,000-5,000 perkataan dari penulis yang menghubungkan pengalaman hidup mereka hingga kepada isu-isu mereka menghadapi Malaysia dan dunia ini. Kita tidak menetapkan terma untuk karya tulis anda.

Hantarkan sahaja tulisan terbaik anda dan kami akan mencoba untuk menyesuaikan serta memuat karya anda di siri kami.

Tarikh akhir: 30 Disember 2015.

Penyerahan boleh dalam Bahasa Inggeris atau Malaysia dan hendaklah dihantar dalam bentuk dokumen Word, font Times New Roman 12pt, dua baris.

Sila hantar penyerahan dan sebarang pertanyaan anda,kepada:

publications@gerakbudaya.com, gerak@gerakbudaya.com

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