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A worthwhile lit contest in support of human rights.


About the Contest and Anthology:

As we mentioned weeks ago the first That Lit Press anthology would soon be announced and here it is.

In the first quarter of 2015 we intend to release our first short story collection, which is currently untitled, and are looking to you for submissions. The theme of the anthology is war and its impact, specifically on children.

Once the anthology is published, profits garnered from paperback and eBook sales will be donated to UNICEF,

UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization.


  • submissions must be between 500 and 9,000 words
  • submissions must be fiction
  • stories must have a protagonist that is a child/adolescent
  • stories must take place during war-time (whether the war is real or fictional is entirely up to you)
  • submissions mustn’t have been previously published by another press or website

How To Submit:


  • up to nine stories will be selected; those nine will be put into print along with Joel Amat Güell’s debut publication “Eirene”
  • authors will receive interviews with to talk about themselves, their stories, and past/future projects
  • each of the authors will receive a complimentary copy of the anthology, both digitally and in print
  • stories not selected for the anthology may be published to our website in our newly added ‘Fiction’ section


  • August 15, 2014 at 12:00AM EST.

About That Lit Site:

That Lit Site was created in 2013 by Jayme Karales. Karales, along with fellow editor-in-chief Joel Amat Güell, are dedicated to bringing you the best in news, essays, fiction, and more from classic and contemporary authors alike.

About Unicef:

The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund is a United Nations Program headquartered in New York City that provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries. It is one of the members of the United Nations Development Group and its Executive Committee. [More]

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Remember when we announced the Tumblr Fellowship program for the 2014 Personal Democracy Forum? Well, we found 10 social-digital-actual geniuses to be a part of it, and they’re in New York right now to hobnob and debate with other bright minds at the intersection of society and the internet. 

Congrats to Luis DanielKeya DannenbaumErin MazurskyMat MorganDeji OlukotunDave SeligerBen ValentineTracy ViselliSerena Wales, and Patricia Zablah

This year’s theme: Save the Internet | The Internet Saves.  Find out what in the world this means and follow their adventures via the tag #PDF14.

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"In tech conferences, social justice is seen like a mindset and not a skill set. And it is a skill set."

- Mario Lugay  (via thingspatythinks)
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I’m psyched to be a Tumblr Fellow for Personal Democracy Forum, an exciting conference on digital freedom and politics in New York. I’ll be live blogging the event on 6/5 and 6/6 at

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Today on June 4th, we’re thinking of the Tiananmen Square protests and the protests which happened in other parts of China, the protesters who were killed and those who were not, those who to this day demand truth and accountability from the Chinese government for the events surrounding the protests, and those who are still being followed, detained and imprisoned by the Chinese authorities for doing so. 

The poems were written by Liu Xiaobo, writer, professor, human rights activist and winner of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, to commemorate the protests. The third one was written specifically to mourn the passing of Su Bingxian, activist and mother of one of the protesters killed. Liu Xiaobo has been serving an 11-year sentence since 2009 for “inciting subversion of state power”, and his wife Liu Xia is being held under extralegal house arrest.

These poems and more can be found in ‘June Fourth Elegies’ (Graywolf Press, 2012), translated by Jeffrey Yang.

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Keeping Writers Safe Online: An Interview with the Tor Project

Tor is one of the foremost tools to support digital safety for writers. We spoke with Andrew Lewman, executive director of the Tor Project, about anonymity, encryption, and the Heartbleed bug.

credit: Surian Soosay

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Do you have more than 3,000 followers? If you were in Russia, you’d be f*&$# right now. Read more.

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Our action in support of the Zone 9 bloggers at our event at the Brooklyn Museum on Ai Weiwei and activism.


Deji Olukotun (PEN American Center), Lou Sagar (Friends of Ai Weiwei), and Delphine Halgund (Reporters Without Borders) and friends of the Brooklyn Museum join in call for release of Zone 9 bloggers.

Location: Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.

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