We invite WWU students, staff, and faculty to submit creative work to our Art & Social Justice contest inspired byOctavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements. The premise of Octavia’s Brood is reminiscent of “prophetic imagination,” or the belief that what you cannot imagine you cannot bring into being. That is, in order to change the world, you must first envision what a transformed world would look like. TheOctavia’s Brood authors use the genre of science fiction for such visionary world-building; now, we ask you to imagine a world transformed by positive cultural and institutional change, a world not confined to the boundaries of our current realities. Once you’ve allowed your prophetic imagination to inspire you, use your art to share your vision with us.
We welcome creative work of all mediums for this contest. Review the submission form for more details and complete contest rules. Please submit your art on or before Sunday, June 2.
The grand prize winner will receive a $100 A.S. Bookstore gift card and Village Books gift package (NOTE: only students are eligible to win prizes). The winning artist(s) will have the opportunity to have their work shared with the Octavia’s Brood editors and the WWU community.
Please direct inquiries about this Art & Social Justice contest to Danielle Smith, the Western Reads Associate Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 650-7546.