Conversations between writers who self-identify as Black, Indigenous and People of Colour about craft, creativity, vision and tradition can be a means of celebration and resistance. Yet venues for these exchanges have seen far too few writers of colour engaging in reviews, interviews and literary criticism. We invite BIPOC writers to submit reviews of recently published books of fiction, nonfiction and poetry by other racialized and underrepresented writers. How might we map out a space for discourse that is by us and for us? What might result when writers with different cultural understandings offers insights and interpretations into another writers’ work? How might we review and engage with each other in ways that are also decolonial and anti-racist?
Interested reviewers can contact The Fiddlehead staff (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a list of recently published books by BIPOC authors and submit a short pitch on what book you would be interested in reviewing and how you would like to approach the review via Submittable (https://thefiddlehead.submittable.com/submit/199203/bipoc-solidarities-r...). We welcome creative and innovative responses to another’s work, as well as multi-book reviews. If there is a book that is not on our list, please feel free to suggest it. Reviews should be 500-800 words in length. Please submit your pitch by August 1st, with the final review due on October 1st, 2021.