Roughly a year and a half ago, I quietly put the word out that I was looking for Romani female authors who would contribute to the first annual Romani Feminist Anthology.
What is the purpose of this anthology? To give Romani women from across the globe, from different backgrounds, the opportunity to have their struggle for racial and gender equality heard. But, more than that, to use their literary superpowers to help those in our community who cannot articulate their hardships.
Writers will not be paid for their entries because all the book’s profits–yes, 100%–will be going to a Romani charity. The authors selected will each have a vote as to which charity will be the recipient of the funding.
Stories must be a minimum of 1000 words and a rough maximum of 6000.
Those currently contributing to the anthology are actress Mihaela Dragan, novelist Glenda Bailey-Mershon, blogger Jessica Reidy, myself, Diana Norma Szokolyai, and Damaris Solis.
With any annual project, the first one is always the hardest to get off the ground and the time has come to cast a wider net.
Romani sisters, will you write to make the world a better place?
Romani brothers and allies, do you know someone who would be interested?
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