Here’s a call-out for submissions of short written works that might be of interest to some of you. Even if you’re still in high school, people should hear your voice!
All GLBTIQ-identified poets are invited to submit up to 5 poems or short autobiographical stories to a new anthology, BETTER: queer writers speak on their survival.
Submission deadline: December 1, 2010 (early submissions encouraged)
Submit work to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The recent “It Gets Better” campaign responding to the epidemic of bullying and the recent spate of suicides by gay youth begs, to us, the larger question of what it means and what is required of us for things to “get better.”
We’re looking for poems and autobiographical stories about what it was like growing up, and what it is like now that we’re older. What kept us going then, and what drives us now. We’re not necessarily looking for happy endings, but an honest statement about who we are as people, and how we got here, whether that experience is filled with rage, joy, confusion, or anything in between. (more…)