"Poly Voices"

Open call for submissions to Lungs issue No.3


The open call is aimed at a wide range of contemporary artists and writers of colour internationally. In our third issue, we wish to explore the social and political implications of identity. The theme for our third issue is Poly Voices. The specifics of the theme require works which critically reflect on, comment and interpret our social reality today. Our goal is to interrogate this reality, and its multi-layered intersections such as gender, sex, origins, class, political orientation, and religion. We want to look at how contemporary artists of colour thematise the issues surrounding social identity. It is essential that you concisely present yourself and ideas so we can get a broader picture of your practice. We are open to various forms of creative practices from visual arts to illustration, from filmmaking to fiction.

Applications are free. To apply for the open call, please send us:

  • A CV & Biography (your exhibition histories, interests, background)


  • For visual artists; A recent portfolio (these should also include links to your blog or website, and your social handles)


  • For writers and poets; Web links or PDF documents of text no longer than 3000 words per piece. (we are looking for poems, essays, interviews, fiction, and flash fiction)


Please also take a look at the frequently asked questions section. Feel free to contact us if you have any more questions. 

We are looking forward to receiving your submissions.