Creatives for Cool Creatures is an online and open-access creative journal featuring the work of creative people from all over the world.
We all work in different disciplines of the arts, and are at different stages of our careers. We are artists, writers, poets, performers, musicians, sculptors, activists, conservationists.
We are different, yet we are united in our deep worry and concern for endangered species threatened by palm oil deforestation. The clock is ticking for these species!
Creatives for Cool Creatures is a safe-space for all of us to express our deep worry, awe, admiration, love and affection for endangered species.
You can express this in your chosen art-form, whatever that may be. You can also promote your own professional work here and link back to your own website or shop, helping you to gain followers and grow your community.
Show us your colours. Submissions now open.
Are you a #writer, #photographer, #artist or #artivist creating work about forest animals? Palm Oil Detectives want to hear from you! Send your work to ‘Creatives for Cool Creatures’ an online journal for artists. More on my websiteTweet
Open to all animal-loving:
- Street artists
- Documentary film-makers
We welcome entries from anyone living anywhere in the world. However we particularly welcome submissions from Indigenous and First Nations peoples.
We especially welcome entries from people living in regions where rainforest destruction is actively occurring.
Currently, we do not accept entries for people under the age of 18 years old. This may change and expand in future to include children.
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Guidelines for entrants
- You can send one entry per edition. However this entry could be a mix of written and audio-visual elements (for example words and images; or words/art and a video; or words and a piece of music). This is totally up to you.
- Preference is given to people not featured on this website before.
- Only send us your best work and if it’s written submission, please ensure it’s proof-read before-hand.
- Work can be previously published elsewhere, we don’t mind – we just want to see your best work.
- Please enclose a 50-100 word bio of yourself to go along with your entry along with your social media handles.
- Work can be submitted under an alias rather than your real name. Although it’s best if you link back to your social media handles so that you build a following.
- The original author retains all copyright to their work. However, Palm Oil Detectives and the online journal Creatives for Cool Creatures reserves the right to use submission entries (along with attribution to the author) for the purposes of promoting Palm Oil Detectives and Creatives for Cool Creatures in future, unless this permission is subsequently withdrawn from the author.
Guidelines for digital submissions:
- Videos and audio clip entries should be uploaded to Youtube, Vimeo or Bandcamp or any other embeddable platform, rather than sending audio or video files over email.
- If your submission involves images or large files, please ensure that your email is under 4MB when sent, otherwise this may not arrive, as the email is too large.
Guidelines for written submissions:
Essays, poetry, creative non-fiction and short stories are welcome. These should be between 500-2000 words.
The entry could be a mix of written and audio-visual elements (for example words and images; or words/art/video; or words/music.)
Please use either Word or Open Office and send through written work as either .doc .docx .odt or .rtf formats.
Please format written work to be 1.5 spaced Calibri (or any other clear Sans Serif font) 12 point. Headings can be larger.
Although entries are welcome from throughout the world, we prefer entries written or spoken in English mainly because this is the native language of our Editor. You can include writing in a language other than English, but please ensure that you include complete English translation for your entry.
“Another world is not only possible, she’s on the way and, on a quiet day, if you listen very carefully you can hear her breathe.”
~ ARUNDATI ROY, AUTHOR AND ACTIVIST
Hi, I’m Palm Oil Detective’s Editor in Chief. Palm Oil Detectives is partly a consumer website about palm oil in products and partly an online community for writers, artists and musicians to showcase their work and express their love for endangered species. I have a strong voice for creatures great and small threatened by deforestation. With our collective power we can shift the greed of the retail industry and influence big palm oil to stop cutting down forests. Be bold! Be courageous! Join me and stand up for the animals with your art and your supermarket choices!