As I write this, an alarming number of cases of intolerance are being reported in the press. We as writers are in the unique position to express our concerns over people being discriminated against because of their race, faith, sexuality, or for any other reasons. Everyone should be appreciated for who they are, without fear or judgement.

Please send your poetry and prose submissions, on the theme of tolerance to marielouisebrooks@hotmail.co.uk, in Times Roman, 12 by the 14th September 2016.

Image featured is by the “outsider-artist” Thornton Dial “Lost Cows”http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/27/arts/thornton-dial-outsider-artist-whose-work-told-of-black-life-dies-at-87.html