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Black Lives Matter: a Call for Poems and Microfiction

Black Lives Matter: Poems for a New Word (CivicLeicester, 2020) is now available * CivicLeicester is inviting and accepting poems and short fiction on the theme, Black Lives Matter . We welcome submissions exploring any of the images, issues, triggers, histories, lives, demands and outcomes that are being highlighted by Black Lives Matter and current and past protests. We welcome submissions from writers of all ages, based anywhere in the world. The video of George Floyd dying as a white policeman pressed his knee against Floyd's neck and kept it there even after Floyd had stopped speaking or moving has triggered weeks of mass protests around the world. The protests are taking place in the midst of a global pandemic that is also disproportionately killing people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds. Around the world people are demanding justice. "Black Lives Matter", "Hands up, don't shoot", "Am I a threat?", "I