Call for Poetry Submissions in Indigenous Languages

Monday, September 30, 2019

The Polyglot is a Canadian biannual online magazine that was founded in 2016 and is devoted to publishing multilingual poetry and art.In our first four issues, we have published more than 75 poets working in more than 30 languages, from Cree to Nepali from Anishaabemowin to Somali. We encourage you to submit your poetry or art work to the The Polyglot for a special all-Indigenous sixth issue of the magazine.

In honour of 2019 being declared by the UN as the year of Indigenous Languages, recently the Polyglot founder, Adrianna Onita, met with Dorothy Thunder and Naomi McIllwraith to discuss the exciting prospect of an all-Indigenous poetry and art issue of the The Polyglot. Dorothy Thunder is a Cree teacher extraordinare from Little Pine Cree First Nation in Saskatchewan, and she has has been inspiring students of the Cree language for many years at the Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta in Edmonton. Born and raised in Edmonton, Naomi McIllwrath is a Metis writer, poet and teacher who honours her parents and grandparents through her life's work. Naomi studied Cree under Dorothy. Naomi and Dorothy worked with Dr. Patricia Demers on the Englis and Cree translation of a prayer book titled The Beginning of Print Culture in Athabasca Country, a Facsimile Edition and Translation of a Prayer Book in Cree Syllabics by Father Emile Grouard, OMI. Dorothy and Naomi will serve as Guest Editors of the all-Indigenous issue, and we write to you now to invite you to submit your poetry or artwork to this important issue of the Polyglot.

Outlined below in the article are submission guidelines.

Deadline: September 30, 2019