Call for Materials

GENERAL CALL

How to Get Featured on It’s Lit

Aloha, Fam! Thank you so much for your interest in being featured on our radio show/podcast called It’s Lit, featuring writers to love and the music their work plays best around. Below is all the info you need to be featured on the show.

What we’re looking for:

Because art, like the personal, is always political, we are interested in lit with a purpose.

We want to feature lit that draws ancestors close, that reminds us of how they hold us and that in telling their stories we can hold them too, that underscores our genealogical connections, that reflects lived experiences in the body (that oftentimes-fraught domain), that speaks out against racism, classism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, that looks attraction and desire in the face, that remembers how to slow dance, that tends garden boxes for decolonial love, that creates new space, that builds community, that centers love of land and ocean, that centers Oceania, that knows the power of our imaginations and is devoted to genuine security, that remembers that what it means to be a grove of trees, that invites us to talk with those difficult, complex emotions we’ve been avoiding and reminds us that we’re safe to feel them, that reminds us that one of the world’s greatest fictions is that we are alone. We are interested in featuring lit that reminds us that we are not alone.

We are also still inviting submissions that address the theme Water Is Life and the love of water. For these particular submissions, we are especially interested in pieces that are in support of water protectors, at Standing Rock, on Maui, worldwide, that are about the power of nonviolent resistance, including what it means to be prayerful and guided and vigilant within ongoing movements for genuine security, that speak truth to power, that center love of water and land and ancestors.  

And, so it’s known, we’re excited to feature Indigenous writers, people-of-color writers, LGBTQI writers, intersectional writers, the-personal-is-political writers, ally-is-a-verb writers, drawing-on-our-ancestors writers, heart-wrenching writers, the-revolution-won’t-be-televised writers, sexy writers, boundary-exploding writers, healing writers, community-building writers, damn-the-man-and-the-empire writers, all-of-the-above writers.

And we’re super excited to hear the musical choices you pair with your dope writing.

On O‘ahu? Record live in person! Too shy (or off-island)? Prerecord!

Send PhDJ a message at itslitwithphdj@gmail.com if you’d like to be featured on the show. We can arrange for you to record with us in person or you can prerecord and send your sound files over to us, and we’ll send you all the details of what we need for your feature.

Unsure about what you’ve got will fit the vision for the show? Shoot us an email at itslitwithphdj@gmail.com and we’ll be happy to talk it over with you.

 

 

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