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On a vibrant orange background, a cream outline of a megaphone has additional cream speech bubbles tumbling out of it. A white stripe across the image reads #22: ORGANISE & MOBILISE in bright red writing

We’re dedicating issue #22 to two tenets of unionism: organisation and mobilisation. We want to receive narratives, fragments, and images which speak to your experiences of resistance and solidarity in the workplace.

What wins and losses have you and your co-workers endured? What relationships have grown from collective action? What does the landscape of labour look like and what vision do you and your comrades have to change it? Let us know!

Submissions are open until 11.59pm (AEDT) Sunday 25 April 2021!

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We allow simultaneous submissions, if your work has been accepted elsewhere just email us and let us know. (We promise to heartily congratulate you, too!) We only allow one submission per person (that means you need to choose if you want to submit fiction, non-fiction, poetry, comics, or art). To submit poetry (that’s a maximum of 3 poems), make sure all the poems are in a single document.

When submitting your file, make sure your submission fits into one of the payment categories below. (Please don’t send us your novels and poetry manuscripts!)

Here’s what we pay:

FICTION

2000-2500 words—no more than that! (payment $150)

1000-2000 words (payment $100)

500-1000 words (payment $75)

CREATIVE NON-FICTION

2000-2500 words—no more than that! (payment $150)

1000-2000 words (payment $100)

500-1000 words (payment $75)

POETRY

Suite of three poems—no more than that! (payment $150)

1 poem over 30 lines (payment $100)

1 poem under 30 lines (payment $75)

COMICS + ART

We accept rolling submissions of comics and art. Send a sample of your work to our Art + Comics Editor David Mahler (art.comics.editor@thesuburbanreview.com) at any time. For the submissions period of this issue, you are also welcome to submit your work through our formal submissions process. Categories and payment for comics and art are as follows.

2 page comic B&W or Colour (payment $100)

4 page comic B&W or Colour (payment $200)

1 page illustration B&W or Colour (payment $75)

1 page cover art (payment $200)

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