I am looking for accessible, competent, non-sexist* writing that reflects rich experience and careful thought.
- Topics: any aspect of Playback Theatre;
- Genre: any genre including creative writing;
- Length: 500 to 7,000 words;
- English language (either written in or translated into English. I can edit the translation if necessary);
- Previously published work is welcome if the author provides permission from the original publisher;
- Photos can be included.
Please email your article as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org, including a paragraph or two about your background in Playback Theatre and your experience as a writer, if relevant.
If you are submitting an article over 3,000 words please email me about it before sending.
*For most writers these days, nonsexist writing is second nature (at least in English–it can be harder in other languages.). Nonsexist writing acknowledges that the world is made up of women as well as men. So we do not automatically write “he” when giving an example that could be a male or a female. Four possible solutions, avoiding the awkward “she/he”:
- Alternate between male and female pronouns (“he” in one example, “she” in the next);
- You can use “they” as a singular third person pronoun if you don’t want to define the person as either male or female;
- Use plurals. For example, instead of “An actor needs to use his voice effectively” say “Actors need to use their voices effectively”;
- Use second person—“As an actor, you need to use your voice effectively.”
And of course we avoid using words like “Men” or “Man” to refer to all people: e.g. not “Men have always told stories” but “People have always told stories” or “Men and women have always told stories.”