Preparations for Deziree Volume 3 are underway. We are still looking for fiction, non-fiction, and poetry about travel, exploration, and adventure. We would also like to include more photography this go round, particularly travel photography. The deadline for Vol. 3 submissions is May 19.
Deziree vol. 2 is underway and will be available before the end of March. In the meantime, go check out the work being done by the Book Fairies: http://ibelieveinbookfairies.com/
Inspired by programs like Books on the Underground, http://booksontheunderground.co.uk/, the Book Fairies are a worldwide group that help spread the magic of good books by leaving them in random places for people to find. Each book has a sticker on it that reads: “Take this Book, read it, & leave it for the next person to enjoy.”
On International Women’s Day, UN Ambassador and actress Emma Watson, traveled around New York City leaving books like “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” and other works at various locales important to Feminist history like the Gertrude Stein Memorial, the Harriet Tubman Memorial and others.
Anyone can join the Book Fairies movement by requesting stickers from the group. At Deziree we whole heartedly endorse any effort to spread the love of reading and the arts. Go check out what they are doing!
(photo from the Book Fairies Webpage)