Children and War (working title) is an anthology to be published by Cinco Puntos Press in 2012, which will explore all angles of children’s and teenagers’ experiences in war.
The core of the book will be personal essays, memoirs, journalistic accounts, and historical narratives, both previously published and original pieces.
It may also include photos, artwork, posters, and other debris that depicts the effects of war on children and teens. Though the book will be primarily non-fiction, we may include some fiction, and we are willing to consider pieces about both current and past wars.
“War” is defined liberally to include both “official,” declared wars as well as secret, unofficial wars, such as those carried out by governments on civilians in places like Chile, Argentina, and Zimbabwe.
All submissions, queries, and suggestions should be sent to J.L. Powers at [email protected] by June 1, 2011.
Pieces of up to 6500 words are fine.
If a piece has a higher word count, please email J.L. Powers–exceptions can be made.
All acceptances are conditional. The publisher exercises final editorial control over which pieces will be included. All contributors will receive payment.
More information can be found here.
ETA: Submissions are now closed and the book has been published. Buy a copy of That Mad Game: Growing Up in a War Zone on-line or wherever books are sold.