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SUBMISSIONS ARE CLOSED

Hey everyone!

The Brainstorm Quarterly is back. After two successful e-books, we’re working on getting a third one out. We’re asking for submissions on Security in Kenya (or lack thereof). Our quarterly will lean towards shorter personal experiences of up to 1,000 words, although critical pieces of up to 3,000 words are also welcome.

Please pitch us! Here are some topic ideas:

Personal safety, terrorism, mugging, robbery with/without violence, carjacking, poor lighting, lack of police presence, bribery, ethnic clashes, online security/information security in Kenya, security in rural areas, marginalized areas and low income neighbourhoods, poor investigation of crimes, collusion of police with criminals, poor prosecution, unfair arrest, extra judicial killing, the Kenyan military, Kenya at war, border security, the TJRC report, security of minorities in Kenya (e.g women, disabled people, children and tribal/religious minorities), institutional failure and security, effectiveness/efficiency of new security measures being enforced by the government and any other security related issue you can think of.

We’re also looking for poetry and photo-essays on the same. If you have an idea for an interview or short feature, we’re looking for that too.

Please send pitches to submit@brainstorm.co.ke with the subject line “Security Pitch” by 5pm on Friday, September 5th 2014. The pitch should be 200-400 words long. We will respond to all pitches after that date, and you would need to be able to turn in a first draft by 11.59 pm on Sunday, September 14th 2014.

Please forward this call for submissions to anyone you think might have something interesting to send our way.

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