Peace Works 2015 intends to have 2 publication formats - book and website. Contributions for both will be gathered from individual members of the public, writers’ groups and participants from workshops funded under the Anzac Grant.
The book to be published will be in black and white. It will be available as both a traditional and digital text. It will be made available to schools and libraries throughout Australia. It will cover a range of literary and creative genres. It will conclude with a reference list of suggested source materials.
Website publications will be published on this website. Works will be published by genre, but may also be referenced from the home page.
When submitting works you may specify if you wish your works to be considered for book publication, website publication or both.
Submissions will open from 1 March 2015 and close on 18 November 2016.
The theme is “Yearning for peace” from both the battle front and the home front perspectives during WW1, as an alternative to dominant militaristic narratives about Australian involvement in WW1.
Submissions must address the theme of "Yearning for peace". It is hoped to collect diverse perspectives on this theme and, in so doing, support current national and international efforts towards peace.
Submissions should meet the guidelines for formatting shown in the table below:
|Short plays and stories||up to 1500 words||may exceed 1500 words|
|Diary, journal, letter and memoir||up to 1500 words||may exceed 1500 words|
|Family stories||up to 1500 words||may exceed 1500 words|
|Poetry or suites of poems||one per A4 page||not limited|
|Original lyrics/songs||one per A4 page||not limited|
|Pictures||one per A4 page, black and white||colour permitted|
|Audio||not applicable||up to five minutes|
|Video||not applicable||up to three minutes|
Submissions that meet these guidelines will not automatically be published. Each submission will be reviewed through the editorial process and considered on its merits as an original work that addresses the theme. As website resources allow much more content than book publication, the Editorial Panel may select a much broader range of submissions for publication on the website than are selected for the book.
To submit a work to be considered for inclusion in a publication, please register your interest via the Contact page to obtain further instructions.
PeaceWorks working group will appoint an Editorial Panel to be chaired by an established and respected local writer. It will represent a broad range of backgrounds and will make all final decisions. The Editorial Panel may make suggestions for improvements to work considered for publication for authors to consider.
Copyright will be held by individual authors who will be asked to certify that contributions are their original work and unpublished at the time of submission. Disclaimers will protect the Working Group from any legal matters.
The website will publish materials under a
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Submissions for the book must be suitable for A4 reproduction and digital transmission. Font size must be 12 point, double spaced and printed on one side if sent in hard copy.
Submissions for website publication may be provided in a variety of formats. Text will preferably be submitted in plain text format, Rich Text Format (RTF), Open Document Format (ODF) or Hyper-Text Markup Language (HTML). Pictures will preferably be submitted in Portable Network Graphics (PNG), JPEG, GIF or TIFF. Acceptance of other formats (including any audio or video) will depend on the ability of Peace Works members to access and convert the digital content. Text will be published in HTML and images in PNG format on the website. A selection of works may be referenced from the Peace Works home page using covering images that are 940 pixels wide and 450 pixels high. You may include your own covering image with your submission for consideration.