01 July 2011

Call for Submissions: Anthology of South Asian Queer Er0tica

Post date: 01 July 2011
Deadline: 15 September 2011

Call for submissions: Anthology Of South Asian Queer Er0tica [title forthcoming] to be published by Tranquebar Press in 2012.

Who can write:

We want to foreground the queer voices of people living in or originally from South Asia. Queer includes but is not restricted to identities like lesbian, bis3xual, gay, transgender, inters3x, hijra, kothi, questioning, genderqueer, genderfluid and pans3xual. Authors do not necessarily have to identify with one or more of these identities but the stories they submit should reflect non-normative genders, s3xualities, lives and perspectives.

How to submit:
  • We are looking for short stories with a word limit of no less than 3000 words. We regret that we are unable to include poetry.
  • All submissions should be in English. Translations from other languages are allowed as long as the author owns the rights to the translation as well.
  • Please submit the story as an email attachment on a word document. Please include a title and word count.
  • Do not include your name or any other identifiers in the word document. As we are using a blind submissions process, we will have to reject submissions that indicate the author’s identity in the body of the story.
  • Authors will be informed whether their work is selected by mid-October. At that time, we will request you to provide a name under which you wish to be published and a short bio.
  • All selected authors will receive a one-time payment. The copyright of the story will remain with the author.
The deadline for submission is 15th September 2011.

Send your stories to queerotic.stories@gmail.com

About the editors:

Meenu is a queer feminist activist. She has been involved with issues of gender and s3xuality through women’s rights organisations and autonomous collectives for the last six years. She lives in Delhi and is an avid reader of er0tica.

Shruti is currently based in Bombay. In the last eight years, she has actively engaged with the women’s and queer movements in the country. Over the years, she has worked as a researcher, social worker and counsellor.

Via: gaysifamily.com

Contact Information:

For inquiries: queerotic.stories@gmail.com

For submissions: queerotic.stories@gmail.com
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