07 April 2011

Call for Submissions: Issue 8 and 9 of Bolt Magazine, the Magazine for Bisexual, Lesbian and Trans Women in Ireland

Post date: 07 April 2011
Deadline: 11 May 2011 (issue 8), 13 July 2011 (issue 9)

BoLT Issue 8 and 9 Call for Submissions

Issue 8: The International Issue

Issue 9: The Local Issue

BoLT magazine has always been proud of trying to expand, to look past horizons and leap over barriers. So far, we have focused on our Irish LGBTQ community, and most of our pieces have been from people living on the island of Ireland. For issue 8 we have decided to spread our wings and ask for submissions from people living around the world who have an Irish connection. We would particularly welcome submissions on experiences of Irish people living abroad or travelling, as well as LGBTQ or women’s activism across the world. Whether you have a story that you would like to share, an opinion piece or a profile of an exciting project that you have been involved with we would be delighted to hear about it.

And with Issue 9, we intend to bring the focus back to our communities in Ireland, giving special priority to people outside the well-documented, resource-rich urban areas of Ireland. We are looking for people to talk about what it is like to be LGBTQ in their local region, their town, village or county. Is there a difference between your experiences in rural and urban areas in Ireland? Are some areas more supportive of LGBT lives? What does 'local' mean to you? We know that there are diverse experiences of coming out, creating families and building lives, and we want to hear about them. We would particularly welcome submissions from women and trans masculine spectrum people in rural areas. If you are a group that provides services to local LGBTQ women or trans masculine people in rural communities in Ireland, we would love to profile you and work together to increase the visibility of LGBTQ people outside the big cities.

We would like to call for submissions for both our eighth and ninth issues to highlight the diversity of our LGBTQ women's community at home and abroad. As always, we also encourage you to write about other pressing issues you feel you'd like to write about. And if you want to become a regular writer, talk to us about that! We are always looking for people to come onboard!

The deadline for submissions for issue 8 is May 11th , 2011 and for issue 9 is July 13th.

Written submissions can be stories, poetry, opinion pieces, book/film/music reviews and interviews. Written submissions should be no longer than 1500 words. For written submissions, please contact us at editor@boltmagazine.ie

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