Somewhere We Are Human

Deadline December 5, 2020 @ 11 p.m. PST

Somewhere We Are Human:

An Anthology on Migration, Survival, and New Beginnings

Edited by acclaimed poet and author of Nostalgia & Borders, Sonia Guiñansaca, and award winning author of The Distance Between Us, Reyna Grande. We are seeking bold personal non-fiction essays and poems from migrants, asylum seekers, refugees and displaced people with experience in the United States. We are especially interested in essays and poems from those in the midwest and Border towns. We are centering and giving priority to essays and poems from Indigenous migrants, Black migrants, Asian Pacific Islanders, and Arab communities.

During this time of political unrest, how do we shift the nation’s collective imagination about migrants towards one rooted in humanity and justice? What stories about ourselves and communities need to be told during these times of border militarization, mass detention, and draconian anti-immigrant legislation?


Saturday, December 5, 2020 11 p.m. PST.

The anthology will be published by HarperCollins in English and Spanish. Contributors will be compensated a min. of $800.

Themes and Guiding Questions