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1. an abundance of valuable possessions or money
2. the state of being rich; material prosperity
3. plentiful supplies of a particular resource
4. (archaic) well-being; prosperity.
“To get rich is glorious” - Deng Xiaoping
“The greatest wealth is to live content with little” – Plato
“Wealth is the product of man’s capacity to think” – Ayn Rand
For the next issue of in Brief, we invite contributors to think about what constitutes the engine of commerce, the glory of nations and the root of all evil. Wealth can be quantified, redistributed and invested, but is it more than numbers on a page? Global disparity raises questions of what wealth actually means, and whether it can ever be a curse. Can you ever have too much? What is truly valuble to all people, and how can we make sure they all have access to it? The Global Financial Crisis, austerity policies, Occupy Wall Street and climate change should all provide a rich seam of inspiration, but we also want reflections on wealth of all kinds: can there be happiness in material poverty? Has consumerism consumed us all, or is it only those with everything who have the temerity to complain?
We accept submissions of up to 1000 words, as well as pitches for one of two 2000-word feature pieces per issue. We value originality over all else.
Before submitting it'd be great if you had a quick squiz at our style guide.
What we’re looking for:
Short yet scintillating articles, fiction and poetry
One centrefold, one cover and one feature artist/photographer
After we have received submissions, we will also be seeking illustrations for written pieces
Artists and Writers please note!