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The Lifted Brow Issue 36: Non-fiction submissions

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The December issue of the Brow will be themed ‘The Feeder’s Digest’ and hopes to explore the loaded idea of consumption and its various manifestations. They’re after non-fiction works that contemplate the decisions we make (be they ethical, political, and philosophical) about the things we consume, food and beyond. This issue will imaginatively delve into the sense of compulsion and passivity that is often associated with the word ‘feeder’, and which drives many human actions in the case of both literal and symbolic ingestion.
Discussions could tackle attitudes towards and the realities of meat eating/vegetarianism/veganism and their industries, present and ongoing; could extend to the manner in which humans are consuming the world’s resources, introducing questions of environmental impact; and could touch upon the notions of hunger, both indulgent and necessary, and the manifold ways this impacts our understanding of our place in the world.
They encourage writers from all backgrounds to approach their non-fiction submissions boldly, deeply, and/or experimentally. Think big or small, but whatever you think, make sure it's in keeping with what they tend to publish.
While an Australian focus will be favoured, as they are an Australian-based publication that is facing out to the world, they're open to anything from everywhere about everything.
They will look fondly upon:
  • lyric and personal essays;
  • narrative nonfiction and highly researched, investigative stories;
  • comment pieces that blend the personal with the universal;
  • long essays
  • playful theory;
  • environmental, science and technology writing with a human and/or political element;
  • memoir and other life writing;
  • collected vignettes;
  • and pieces that are perhaps uncategorisable, and that make imaginative use of the printed page.

All submissions must be sent through by midnight Monday 18 September, 2017.

Any questions or queries can be emailed through to


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