World Pulse Publication Opportunity: Bridging Borders
World Pulse’s next emagazine will celebrate the power of connections across borders. We are inviting our global community to submit letters of solidarity exploring this theme. World Pulse will select from these submissions for inclusion in our October magazine.
**UPDATE: Deadline extended to September 4**
To participate, write a letter following the below prompt and post it to your World Pulse journal.
Submission deadline: September 4
If you would like your letter to be considered for publication, please add this tag to your post: Solidarity
Borders can be can be geo-political, but they can also be invisible lines that separate people of different economic class, background, religion, or ethnicity. They can be the taboos we grow up learning never to cross. We invite you to explore any of these themes in the form of an open letter.
Who you address your letter to will depend on the message you want to share. You can address your letter generically. For example: “Dear survivor of violence in Syria,” or “Dear Indian women.” You can write about things you have in common, or things that separate you, and how you envision bridging the difference. Your letter may offer encouragement or request specific actions that you believe will make a difference in your community. You can even address the letter to a real person who you know. If you do, use their first name only or a pseudonym unless you have that person’s permission.
Why an open letter? Letter writing is an intimate and personal form of writing that can connect people on a human level. An open letter can have the same effect even though your letter will be visible to people all over the world. You may be surprised by how many different people connect with your message!