Kasva Press is pleased to have been chosen to publish a unique anthology of creative works by the children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors. The collection will include essays, poetry, photography, and artwork based on the experiences of sons and daughters who grew up in the shadow of the Holocaust.
The project was founded by Chaya Rosen, poet and child of holocaust survivors.
Up until now, we–the generation after–have focused on the “five w’s” of the holocaust: who, what, when, where, why. Now, it’s time for us to move on to what happens next. Who are we? What have we made of our parents memories? This collection promises one answer–we are a generation that has turned the bitterest memories into artistic expression. The collection comes out of an experiment with using a Facebook group to collect the creative works of second and third generation survivors.
As I traveled through previous groups, I realized that here and there were snippets of marvelous insights and exquisite art. I thought: this is who we are! But it wasn’t being preserved. By the very nature of Facebook, things came and went. Five minutes later it was replaced by something else. Gone.
Not all of are artists, but we all have something to say. This is precious. Who have we become? What have we made of our parents’ experience?
The Art & Writings Project was founded to be an expression of our voice.
Submitting a Contribution to the Anthology
There is no charge to submit, but neither will contributors be paid if their submission is published. All profits from this publication will go to a charity working on behalf of holocaust survivors.
- The theme of the anthology is “From Destruction to Repair.” Entries should fit the topic, and be inspired or informed by your personal experiences.
- We welcome submissions of original works of poetry, fiction (either short stories or stand alone sections of a longer work), photography, and artwork.
- More than one entry may be submitted, however, there is no guarantee of publication.
- Any work submitted must be cleared for publication by the author and by previous publishers, if any. You retain all rights to your work.
- For fiction and essays please keep to a maximum limit of 6 pages, no more than 1200 words.
- All submission must be received on or before March 31, 2015.
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