Nonfiction Down Under

November 22, 2011 § Leave a comment


NonfictioNow in Australia, Nov 2012, has opened a call for papers.  Say hello to the kangaroos for us, if you go:

The  Bedell NonfictioNow Conference seeks panels that showcase the diversity of the genre. Panel submissions should have a minimum of three panelists, including the moderator. Panels can explore any aspect of nonfiction from memoir, ethics, the lyric essay, literary journalism, travel writing, food writing, regional writing to the celebration, discussion or tribute to the work of a particular essayist. Panels that explore nonfiction at or beyond the margins of the literary, such as graphic, film, radio and online forms, are also welcome.

In addition, a small number of proposed readings will be accepted for the conference. These readings will in all cases involve more than one reader. Past readings have showcased the talents of a particular literary press or a literary magazine.

Prospective panellists are also encouraged to submit more than one proposal, though no more than four. Individuals may appear on a maximum of two panels or readings during the conference. Panel proposals should be no more than a single-spaced page in length, and prospective panellists should also secure the commitment of fellow panellists to attend the conference if the proposed panel is selected. Please also include a 50-word biography of each panellist.

Please note that the conference will not be able to pay for the travel or accommodation of panellists. Travel costs will need to be covered by the panellists, though in some rare circumstances the conference organisers might be able to give some assistance.

Panel submissions will close on 15 April 2012.

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