13 March 2011

Call for Submissions – Tapestries of Faith: Black SLGBT Stories of Triumph, Family, Love & Healing

Post date: 13 March 2011
Deadline: 30 April 2011

Be included in the newest anthology, Tapestries of Faith: Black SLGBT Stories of Triumph, Family, Love & Healing. This project is a groundbreaking, inaugural collection of essays, commentary, poetry and spoken word edited by Ifalade Ta’Shia Asanti, Azaan Kamau & Jeffrey King.

Essays, prose and poetry/spoken word are sought from established and new writers. 1-3 pages of poetry, 1000 words or less prose, essay or social commentary in the following themes:

1. Stories of Triumph-How you or someone you know found victory in a difficult situation related to your identity;
2. Stories about how you as SGLBT person serve your family (biological, community or spiritual family);
3. Love stories about you and your mate—how you met, why you fell in love and why and how you’ve stayed together;
4. Challenges you’ve gone through as a result of your identity and methods you’ve used to heal (church, temple, meditation, support group).

Deadline for Submissions is April 30th, 2011, 5pm EST. Please forward your submission with full contact information (Name, address, phone number and email address) to tashia@tashiaasanti.com for immediate consideration. Payment is in copies. Also use the book to promote your work, business or organization!

Tapestries of Faith: Black SGLBT Stories of Triumph, Family, Love & Healing is an anthology about the lives and stories of Black same gender loving bisexual and trans people to be published in June 2011.

Publisher Azaan Kamau says, “This book is an important contribution to African-American history. Glover Lane Press is honored to be the publishing house to bring these stories to the world.”

Tapestries of Faith will speak to the often invisible contributions of African-American same gender loving bisexual and trans people to the Black power movement and the Black community at large and the richness of their cultural experiences and presence as a whole. A transformative tool for academic study and educational presentations, Tapestries of Faith will have four sections rarely explored in mainstream “gay” life. Also forthcoming is the DVD with interviews with key figures in Black SGLBT history.

More information here.
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