We Were Emergent is putting together an anthology of new writing by writers from 18-25 years old. All publishing methods for the book are being considered: Print, ebook, web page, pdf, skywriting, laundry list, food truck menu, etcetera.
We believe in:
—Strong editorial guidance. To find ways to fix pieces that have potential or a strong voice, but have other problems, instead of just rejecting them.
—Paying writers. Maybe it will be $10. Maybe it will be $100. Maybe we’ll all be millionaires. We will probably kickstarter this project, and if successful we’ll probably go to print and also send out payments to our contributors.
—Literature. There’s more to life than making a buck, being a doctor, or working for an elite financial institution. There’s concerns of the soul. The fostering of empathy. There’s simple escapism. Enjoyment. We want people to read and we want people to write we know how it’s enriched our own lives.
—Introverts. Extroverts. The Digital Natives. The public schooled. The private schooled. The home schooled. The non-schooled. “Square pegs.” “Crazy ones.” Parrots. Please, if you’re a writing parrot in your early 20s, drop us a submission.