What is ‘Unveiled Stories’?
‘Unveiled Stories’ is a blog series with the aim of unveiling the narrative of how personal relationship experiences shape and are shaped by culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) identities within the local Canberra community.
Through the Unveiled Stories series, CALD people can share their stories in their own voices, empowering the dialogue on interpersonal relationships and identities. ‘Unveiled Stories’ will be published on the Unveiled Institute’s blog.
Are you only accepting written work?
No, we will be accepting both written and non-written submissions. There are two broad categories of submissions we are accepting:
Category 1: Written submissions
Category 2: Other forms of submissions
What topics can I write/make art about?
We're looking for stories that discuss how CALD identities shape relationships, and how these relationships shape CALD identities. A few prompts are listed below to give you some ideas - but we want to hear from you, so let us know if you had something else in mind.
1. WOC Dating Stories
How has being a CALD woman affected your experiences of dating? Did your CALD upbringing affect your perceptions and behaviours in your romantic relationships? Have you got a dating story you’re dying to tell? Is it one of those outrageous stories that you always bring up at parties to make people laugh? Or is it one of heartbreak and growth? Whatever it is – we want to hear it!
2. Domestic Violence
What do you think domestic violence is? Have you noticed your perceptions of the topic change as you’ve been exposed to different experiences? Do you have a story you want to tell about your experiences with domestic violence?
3. Subtle Sexism or Racism?
Have you experienced subtle sexism/racism? How has subtle sexism/racism appeared to you? How does it make you feel receiving this treatment? Have you noticed yourself being guilty of internalised subtle sexism/racism?
Who are you? What do you feel like the world ought to know about you in order to actually know you? Your gender? Your culture? Your race? How do these different aspects of your identity intersect? How do they inform your values and belief system on topics like domestic violence?
5. Role Models
Who are your role models? Why do you admire them? Are they CALD women that you can identify with?
6. Hot topic: COVID-19
How has COVID-19 affected you? Have you noticed people treating you differently as a CALD person? How has it impacted your relationships? How has it impacted your health? Do you believe that COVID-19 has made CALD people and women more vulnerable, domestically and within the broader community?
The following prerequisites must be met to be eligible to submit:
1) Contributors must be current residents of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).
2) Submitted work must not be published elsewhere (print or online publications)
3) Contributors must be aware that the Unveiled Institute retains editing rights over the submitted work.
4) Submitted work must be original pieces and the original author of the piece must make the submission themselves.
5) Submitted work must be consistent with the mission of the Unveiled Institute. Please see ‘Other criterion’ below for reference.
6) The Unveiled Institute reserves the right to reject any submission for any reason.
Other criterion that may be considered includes:
1. The extent to which the submission brings exposure to issues facing young, CALD women and domestic violence issues;
2. The extent to which the submission brings exposure to an issue that does not ordinarily receive exposure;
3. The extent to which the publication of the submission will empower its author;
4. The extent to which the publication of the submission will encourage positive and open discourse within the community and the Unveiled Institute.
Can I submit work which has been previously published?
Sadly, we can only accept work which has not been published anywhere else. Those making submissions to the Unveiled Institute blog will maintain their intellectual property but will grant the Unveiled Institute with licence to use the piece.
Will I be compensated?
If your submission is selected to be a part of the blog series, and you have approved all edits recommended by the Unveiled Institute editors, you will receive a grant of $100.
How do I know if my work has been chosen to be published?
We are accepting submissions on a rolling basis from the Monday 29th June 2020. We will continue to accept submissions until all grants have been allocated.
Once your work has been selected, you will hear from an Unveiled Project Officer within 7 days from submission.
Please note: We may require to occasionally edit submitted work. However, all edits will be extensively communicated and consulted with the writer/artist. All edits made by Project Officers must be consented to by the artist/writer. No edited work without the consent of the submitter will be published on the blog.
How do I submit my work?
Please submit your work to the following Goole forms link:
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our project officers:
Jane Nguyen (Project Officer) | firstname.lastname@example.org
Katrina Scaramella (Project Manager) | email@example.com
Once you've read the information on this page, click the link below to submit your piece via Google Forms.