The Seventh Wave
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The Seventh Wave builds community for and with individuals who come from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives to dig deeper into the hard conversations that impact how we view our lives, our environments, and our relationships to one another.
At The Seventh Wave, intentionality and accessibility are at the heart of everything we do. As a BIPOC- and queer-led organization, we are committed to meeting folks wherever they might be in their creative journey. We invite writers, artists, and activists to take part in global conversations that examine the complexities of our deep-seated narratives. All of the information you need to know about each specific opportunity is outlined in detail in its corresponding submission form. Any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out to us at email@example.com.
In general, there are three ways to work with us:
- The Magazine: If you have work that is ready to be edited toward publication, our magazine is for you. We publish one issue per year, elevating up to 32 artists and writers via two submission windows — one in winter and one in summer — to increase accessibility. The bedrock of our organization has always been our magazine, which seeks to showcase urgent and underrepresented voices. Our editorial style and process is intimate: you’ll have an orientation with fellow contributors, a one-on-one call with your editor, and an up-to-four-month editorial process where you’ll work with two editors toward publication. Each contributor is paid $100.
- Digital Residency: This process-based program is for folks who are seeking accountability, community, and resources, but not publication. Our digital residency program, Narrative Shifts, is a three-month, seven-session, cohort-based program that deepens your relationship to your work. The overarching goal is to introduce writers and artists to different kinds of writing and art-making. As such, each session is equally generative and restful, guiding you through one aspect of the creative process while also welcoming in established authors for roundtable talks that bring the publishing process to life. See if this program is for you here. Applications open winter 2023. To note: if you are looking for info about our in-person residencies, which are only open to past contributors, see here.
- Community Anthologies: This cohort-based storytelling platform gives the editorial keys to 4 editors-in-chief to create their own anthologies, showcasing the work of 7 people in each, allowing us to publish 28 additional voices per year. This program provides writers, artists, and editors with the opportunity to become an EIC, utilizing our platforms, resources, and social media handles to produce their own anthologies of work and to elevate the issues and voices they believe are less-heard today. You will find applications to be an EIC here, as well as calls for submissions to the anthologies that are open to the public. See more info here.
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