Call for Submissions: Immigration & Justice For Our Neighbors Anthology


Justice For Our Neighbors in Kalamazoo seek poetry, memoir, essays, and interviews that explore the theme of immigration and justice for our neighbors. How do we show or not show hospitality to our neighbors? What does it mean to be a foreigner, a traveler in the world today? We invite writers of all ages and cultures to help us delve into this theme and look forward to reading your work.

Guidelines: No cover letter necessary. In the body of the email (no attachments, please) include:

-author contact information (name, address, phone, and email)

-brief bio (not to exceed 50 words)

-your poem(s), memoir, essay or interview within the body of the email. Previously published work will be considered as long as it is accompanied by information of when and where it was first published.

-Write the words IMMIGRATION SUBMISSION in the subject line and send your submission to Or, if you prefer, mail your submission to:

210 Grandview Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49001.

Deadline for submissions: December 5, 2017

Contributors accepted will receive one copy of the anthology. (Anticipated date of publication is April 2017.) Profits from anthology sales will go to Justice For Our Neighbor (Kalamazoo).

About Justice For Our Neighbors (JFON): JFON is a ministry of hospitality that welcomes immigrants into our communities by providing affordable, high-quality immigration legal services, and engaging in advocacy for immigrants’ rights. As part of a nationwide outreach project of UMCOR and the United Methodist Church, JFON depends on local support for 100% of its operating funds. To support the critical grassroots work being done in the Kalamazoo area, all proceeds from the anthology will go to JFON (Kalamazoo). For more information about JFON, go here: