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Ignite Change: Call for Submissions

The Ignite Change 2023 Global Convention commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights is developing a book of creative works that promote action toward the advancement of human rights, dignity, justice, peace, and freedom. We are accepting a variety of creative works, including essays, articles, poetry, art and other literary works. 

Submission Guidelines

Length: Written submissions should be a maximum of 8000 words, excluding references and bibliography. 

Formatting: Please ensure that all written submissions follow the Canadian Press Style Guide. For art submissions, we ask for a high resolution .jpg or .png digital image.

Originality: Submissions must be original works not previously published elsewhere.

Language: Submissions in English and French are welcome.

Abstract: Include an abstract of no more than 250 words summarizing the work.

References: Cite all sources appropriately, providing a comprehensive list at the end of the paper.

Submission Timeline

Expression of Interest Deadline: December 15th, 2023. Interested creators are required to send an expression of interest by this date. Please include a brief description of your proposed work.

Full Submission Deadline: April 30, 2024. Creators must submit their complete work by this date.

Review Process: All submissions will undergo a peer-review process by 2 individuals. The criteria for evaluation will include clarity, relevance, and contribution to the advancement of human rights.

Publication: Accepted creative works will be published in a book, and creators will receive credit for their contributions. This publication will serve as a valuable resource for all members of civil society, including academics, decision-makers, activists, youth, and anyone interested in the advancement of human rights. 

How to Submit: Please send your expression of interest and subsequent full submissions to with the subject line "Submission: Ignite Change Global Convention 2023 - [Your Name].”

Inquiries: For any questions or inquiries related to this call for submissions, please contact

We look forward to receiving your insightful contributions to this important discourse on human rights and collective action.


Ignite Change Global Convention


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