17 April 2012

Call for Submissions from Queer/ Trans People of Color: Crosshair (Oregon)

Post date: 17 April 2012
Crosshairs is looking for submissions for the first collaborative zine from the qtpoc (queer, trans*, people of color) communities here in Portland, Oregon! We are asking folks to share their stories in an effort to highlight our experiences as qtpoc. This project is led by and for qtpoc.


Crosshairs is first an attempt at defining our realities on our own terms, in the crosshairs of what we don’t hear between race, gender, class, and the way our bodies are negotiated in the everyday. Because of how we are behind, in between, and outside of borders of family, friends, strangers and the structures that surround us is nothing new to us, but is necessary form of healing to record and share with other folks.

Crosshairs is secondly a reclamation of space, of our identities, and voices of our past, present, and future.

  • Creating a community resource
  • Defining our identities for ourselves by ourselves
  • Creating visibility
  • Sharing the trauma of our everyday lived experiences
  • Sharing alternative stories to the narratives of what it means to be queer and trans* in a white supremacist society

  • This will be a half-size zine. Submissions should be 1-4 pages.
  • Along with your submission, please include a brief (one sentence) bio and contact information; submissions can also be made anonymously.
  • We welcome all kinds of submissions. Text-based submissions should be in .doc or .odf format, and artistic submissions should be 300-600 .tiff or .pdf files. Make sure each page is 5.5” x 8.5” (half letter).


For inquiries: pdxqpoczine@gmail.com

For submissions: Please send submissions by email to pdxqpoczine@gmail.com with the subject line “SUBMISSION - [your name OR title of piece]”. If you have questions about format or if an email submission is not possible, please contact us.
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