DESA | Call for Submissions – Dystopia

DESA | Call for Submissions – Dystopia

Taking inspiration from current events, as well as the local and international news feeds, we editors of TEXT feel that this Dystopian theme is something to be discussed and put forward.

With this in mind, all writings must be done and submitted in the form of prose. Whilst the structure can take any shape or form – ranging from excerpts to short stories, we do suggest that a word limit of not more than 2000 words be adhered to.

During the planning process, we encourage all potential writers to consider their time-frame, location and landscape, narrative structure, and styles of discourse within their writings.

Furthermore, writings can be set in the past, present, or future. Whilst also relating to any historical and/or actual events that have transpired, or to completely fictitious situations and settings.

Finally, here are some examples of dystopian literature and films that can get you started:

– 1984, written by George Orwell
– The Handmaid’s Tale, written by Margaret Atwood
– Cloud Atlas, written by David Mitchell
– The Hunger Games Saga, written by Suzanne Collins
– Blade Runner, directed by Ridley Scott
– Equilibrium, directed by Kurt Wimmer

All emails are to be sent on, addressed to Editors of TEXT, and are to include all of the following information:

– Full Name/Pseudonym
– Title
– Word Count

The deadline falls on Monday 26th of March, 2018. The best submissions will then be published on DESA’s writing platform TEXT. (

Good luck from your editors,

Alexander and Kathryn
Editors of TEXT – DESA

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