WordsFestZine 2021

Welcome to the WordsFest Zine!

Possible Utopias: the Wordsfest Eco Zine

2021 Call for Submissions:

“another possible is possible”

-Arturo Escobar

We are at a decisive moment in the history of humanity, the environment and the earth as a whole. According to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, we have until the year 2030 to dramatically reduce our carbon emissions in order to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change, and, even if we meet the targets they have set, we will only be mitigating climate change, not preventing it. We must change. The world will change. And, if we choose not to change now, the new world we are making will inevitably change us.

In order to navigate the coming decades, we need new ways of thinking, new ways of being, and, most importantly, new ways of imagining the future into which we are stepping. At this decisive moment, we need new utopias.

The Wordsfest Zine invites submissions of poetry, prose, artwork or hybrid pieces (surprise us!) that imagine new futures, new utopias, and that show, in the words of Arturo Escobar, that “another possible is possible.”

Submissions may address, but are not limited to:

· the environment

· living in concert/in conflict with the natural world

· climate change

· Climate justice

· the future

· utopias (or dystopias)

· hope in the face of tragedy (the pandemic, climate change, etc.)

Impress us. Reassure us. Teach us how to think differently about the world we inhabit and the future which will soon be our present.

All submissions should be under 500 words and graphic art should be no more than two pages. The final submission deadline will be: 14 February 2021!

Visit the Words Festival Website: http://wordsfest.ca/

Send submissions to: wordsfestzine@gmail.com

CURRENT ZINE COVER: "Possible Utopias: the Wordsfest Eco Zine"


Issue 1


Issue 2


Issue 3


Issue 4: FrankenZine


Issue 5: CuiZine


Issue 6: Possible Utopias: the Wordsfest Eco-Zine


Im-Possible Utopias: The Wordsfest Eco-Zine Supplement