Call for submissions: Beginnings


Don’t Do It is opening 2016 with a call for work on the theme of “Beginnings”.

We’re seeking essays, poetry, fiction and other any other oddities on topics which might include, but are by no means limited to:

  • New years
  • Birth
  • The year 0 for DADA, feminism, Jesus
  • Indexes
  • Journeys
  • Overtures and epigraphs
  • First lines and first times
  • False starts
  • Housewarming parties
  • Introductions and prefaces
  • Greetings and salutations
  • Childhood
  • The Big Bang, mitosis, menarche, the Darwinian transition
  • The first person

We particularly encourage submissions from BAME writers, women writers, queer writers and others whose work is often overlooked or sidelined.

Essay pitches up to 500 words should be submitted to

Completed poetry and prose should be submitted to

The deadline for submissions is March 6th