Wine Country Wildfires Anthology

Sonoma County Wildfires Anthology – Call for Submissions

Each of us has a story to share. Tell yours here.

two weeks since the fires
today I remember
to brush my hair

Local haiku poet, Jessica Malone Latham, along with community activist and environmental advocate Kristin Maharg Suarez are gathering various stories about the October 2017 Sonoma County wildfires as a way to process, heal, and come together.

Fire symbolizes danger and destruction, but also transformation and rebirth. How are these wildfires impacting your life? How have they come into your home, your relationships, or your community? Prospective submitters are asked to share their personal experiences through poetry or short story. While each of our stories is unique, we are bound together in this life-changing event.

This anthology aims to give Sonoma County residents a forum to share their voice and create a breathing piece of history. Youth of any age are highly encouraged to participate! While we seek high-quality work, our goal is to accept all forms of writers and styles. Though we are focusing on writing, photography and art will be considered as a way to incorporate imagery into the anthology. Please direct all photography and art questions to Jessica.

Send all work in the body of an email – no attachments. In your submission, include your name, age, mailing address, email address and phone number (this information will not be shared). We will include writer biographies so please also submit a brief bio in 100 words or less. We will do our best to respond to your submission within 30 days of the deadline.

Submission Deadline: December 31st 2017

Poetry in all forms (50 lines or less) and photography/art to Jessica Malone Latham:  cell: 707-396-8803

Short Story Narrative (750 words or less) to Kristin Maharg Suarez:  cell: 303-564-4119

We look forward to hearing from you and welcome you to reach out with any questions. Please contact Kristin for sponsorship and donation opportunities. Once compiled and published, the Sonoma County Wildfires Anthology will be sold in local bookstores along with potential community reading events. More news to come!

after the fires
one songbird
and then all
of the tree together