Thank you for your interest in Peril. We are open for contributions for Edition 40: Asia TOPA.
In 2020, we are looking for contributions to the following themed editions:
Edition 40: Asia TOPA (Not Your Grasshopper) is an edition curated by and for you. We want your critical reflections, thoughtful engagements and culturally-informed perspectives on the creative behemoth that is Asia TOPA: the Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts. The Melbourne-based festival is a three-month long, multi-site, multi-form experience featuring artists from the Asia-Pacific region who work in music, theatre, visual arts, performance, dance, film, and more.
Are you seeing a show and want to review it? Hit us up.
Do you want to see a show to review it but don’t have tickets? Hit us up.
Are you seeing/not seeing shows but have thoughts about the festivalisation of Australian arts and the Asian diaspora in Australia? Hit us up.
We’re looking for work that moves beyond the stock-standard review (see here for a previous discussion of a me-view), and is instead informed by your critical, cultural and creative insights. Take a look at the full program and let’s talk. Submissions open until end of March – or beyond if needs be.
If this is your first time contributing, or you have an idea that is a little out of the box, or you just want to check if your idea is a good match for the theme, then you’re please to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please consider our contribution guidelines:
- We accept contributions of art works, prose, poetry, non-fiction, essays, blog posts with a word limit guide of 1000 words (where applicable), a relationship to issues of Asian Australian interest, and a connection to the issue theme.
- We consider previously unpublished, original work, however, simultaneous submissions are acceptable. We ask only that you notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
- We welcome submissions in creative and new media interpretations of “literature”, including video, audio and text format, graphic stories, sound or visual art, as long as it can be presented online and has a relationship to story.
- You don’t have to identify as Asian-Australian to contribute, but your contribution should be of Asian-Australian interest. Check out our back editions to see what we publish.
- Our editions are themed and you are welcome to include a short (100 -200 word) artist statement, which may outline the work’s relationship to that theme.
Please note we are currently only able to pay Australian contributors for themed editions due to our funding arrangements. International contributors are welcome to email us to discuss. We look to pay our contributors equally, depending on the number of successful submissions. Our average payment rates are between $50-150.
To stay in touch around contribution dates, please connect with us on Facebook or Twitter so that we can let you know of any upcoming writing opportunities. We also welcome suggestions for edition themes or articles because we think you’ve got great ideas.