CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FROM TRANS POETS
Vetch is an online poetry periodical planning to release its first issue in the winter of 2014.
Vetch seeks work by trans poets in trans language. This is not to say that trans people have a single way of speaking to one another, nor that trans language is by necessity revolutionary, but that we seek work that does not bother to translate itself for a cis reader.
Vetch seeks work attentive to the ways in which power shapes language, poetry, and relations among trans people.
Vetch seeks work excited by imagining a trans poetics, rather than dogmatic about establishing one.
Vetch seeks work interesting to all seventeen readers of poetry left in America who are not poets.
Vetch accepts poetry and critical work.
Poets may submit ten individual poems per reading period. Excerpts from longer works are encouraged, with the possibility of serialization.
Essays and book reviews should take the poetry of trans authors as their subject. Vetch accepts only one essay or book review submission per author per reading period. Under 10 pages (double-spaced) preferred. Please send a brief pitch (3-4 pages double-spaced) of work over 15 pages (double-spaced). No funny business with margins or fonts. You know what we mean.
Please send work in an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org with “POETRY SUBMISSION” or “CRITICAL SUBMISSION” as your subject line. Files should be .doc, .docx, or .txt.
Vetch’s deadline is November 15th, 2014.
Queer books out in August 2014. Know any others?
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- Kaleidoscope: Diverse YA Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories edited by Alisa Krasnostein & Julia Rios
- Willful Subjects by Sara Ahmed
- Bliss by Lisa Henry and Heidi Belleau
- A View From the Bottom: Asian American Masculinity and Sexual Representation by Hoang Tan Nguyen
- Queer Excursions: Retheorizing Binaries in Language, Gender and Sexuality edited by Lal Zimman, Jenny Davis, and Joshua Raclaw
- The Black Emerald by Jeanne Thornton
- The Island of Excess Love by Francesca Lia Block
- He Mele A Hilo by Ryka Aoki
- Transgender Lives: Complex Stories, Complex Voices edited by Kirstin Cronn-Mills
- There Goes the Gayborhood? by Amin Ghaziani
my interests as a writer right now are very focused on what it means to be human in the present day, how we cope with constant tragedy and fear while also finding moments of joy and ridiculous wonder.
Robocup Press is actively seeking queries for experimental, hybrid manuscripts. At this time, the press is especially interested in manuscripts by people of color. Please read these submission guidelines and email queries to: queries [at] robocup-press [dot] com.
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