29 March 2011

Call for Submissions (all s3xualities): S3x Worker Zine Project

Post date: 29 March 2011
S3x Worker Zine Project

The S3x Worker Zine Project seeks to create a zine showcasing the diversity of s3x workers’ experiences of all genders, s3xualities, ages, abilities, nationalities, immigration statuses, races, and ethnic backgrounds. International submissions encouraged! This yet to be titled zine will be printed in full cover and will be available for sale with profits supporting the work of SWOP-NYC. All accepted contributors will receive a free copy of the completed zine.

How to Contribute

Are you a current or former s3x worker or someone who has experienced trading s3x for money, food, housing, drugs, hormones, and/or other survival needs? We want to hear from you! Please submit your work on a sheet of paper 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (ex. half a sheet of letter size paper) with quarter inch margins, full color (or black and white, high contract) page to our zine project. Please do not fold the paper if possible. Include on a separate page (either attached with a paper clip or leave unattached) your name (does not need to be your legal name), age, email address and/or phone number, and a mailing address should you wish to receive a copy if your page is makes it in the final project. Please state how, if at all, you wish to be credited for your work. (ex. Sparkley Stacey, John Doe, Anonymous in India, etc.) Be creative! Use pens, markers, collage, glitter, what ever way you wish to express yourself! You can use text or images alone or together. You can submit up to five pages but we will probably only be able to print one page per person. Your original materials will not be returned to you.

Your submission must be postmarked by May 1, 2011.

Can allies contribute?

We will consider submissions by allies! If you are an ally, friend, family member, child, parent, or partner of a s3x worker, your story and advice is also valuable! Please consider submitting a page to the zine and please note if you are an ally with your submission.

Submissions by E-Mail

You can submit your piece by email if you are able (for example, created in PhotoShop or if it is scanned) at 300dpi resolution. Please email to: sarahjenny(at)gmail(dot)com.

Submissions by Mail

Mail your submission to:

Sarah Jenny
721 Broadway
4th Floor, ITP
New York, NY 10003 USA

Contribute In Person!

We will be providing supplies to make your own contribution at the International Day for S3x Workers’ Rights Potluck on Tuesday, March 1st in New York City. More information coming soon!

Prompts & Ideas for Submissions

* Your techniques for self-care, ex. bubble bath, cooking a good meal, playing with your dog, etc.
* Techniques for harm reduction, ex. getting tested regularly, tips for screening clients, strategies for staying safe, etc.
* How To Be An Ally To S3x Workers
* Tips for Partners of S3x Workers – how to be supportive, how to decide whether or not to come out to a partner, etc.
* Illustrate your favorite work outfit
* Illustrate your favorite outfit in general!
* What does a bad day at work feel like? How do you cope? What would you like to see change?
* Illustrate and write about what s3x work is like in your city, region, or country.
* Illustrate and write about what you imagine ideal working conditions to be like — ex. decriminalization, health care, etc.
* Tell us about your s3x worker community!
* A list of your favorite support resources, books, magazines, and organizations
* Anything else you wish to add!

More information here.
This blog is no longer updated. Please instead visit Writers For Diversity for new opportunities for women/ LGBT writers and writers of color. Thank you.