Open Call | Critical Bastards Issue 14

Submission Deadline: 14 March 2017

“Critical thinking without hope is cynicism. Hope without critical thinking is naïveté”

Critical Bastards Magazine invites writers and artists to critically respond to the idea of hope in all its guises, shapes, textures, positivity, negativity, falsity and problems.

Hope is a thing with wings, hope is a dangerous thing.

This is a hope that resides within the realm of the possible; it is only enacted once uncertainty is accepted. It is an unstable, ever-shifting thing, existing in the fringes, margins, shadows and edges of possibility. It is unknowable.

We are looking for critical responses to the idea of the hope that underpins the ceaseless endurance of existence, and of art.

Word count: 500 words
Format: Word Document or PDF
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Critical Bastards Magazine is committed to creating conversations between all parts of the island of Ireland and beyond. International submissions always welcome.

Articles are accepted on their fitness for inclusion in each issue

Maria Popova, “Hope, Cynicism, and the Stories we Tell Ourselves”,

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