19 February 2011

Call for Literary Submissions: Summer Reading Issue of A&U, America's Aids Magazine

Post date: 19 February 2011
Deadline: 31 May 2011

A&U, a national nonprofit HIV/AIDS magazine, invites you to submit your creative responses to the pandemic—short fiction, poetry, and play excerpts—for possible inclusion in this year's Tenth Annual Summer Reading issue.

Since 1991, A&U has been offering readers insightful articles about issues affecting those living with HIV/AIDS and the AIDS community in general. A major component of the magazine has always been its dedication to offering readers the finest in literary responses to the pandemic, from established writers like Edward Field, Felice Picano, Sonia Sanchez, Michael Cunningham, Armistead Maupin, Craig Lucas, Sapphire, Sarah Schulman, and Tony Kushner, among others, to new talents like Paul Lisicky, Mark Bibbins, Annie Dawid, James Earl Hardy, Aldo Alvarez, Chip Livingston, and Migdalia Cruz.

Each year, the Summer Reading issue is complemented by a cover story interview with a writer responding to AIDS. Emanuel Xavier, Marvelyn Brown, Andrew Holleran, Athol Fugard, Gore Vidal, and E. Lynn Harris, among others, have all in the past helped to make the Summer Reading issue a must-read.

Please send electronic submissions in a Word document to Chael Needle, Managing Editor, A&U, at chaelneedle [at] mac.com, with "Summer Reading Issue submission" in the subject line of your e-mail.

Pays: $50 (fiction, drama); $25 (poetry). Deadline: May 31, 2011.

More information here.
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