We’ve extended submissions for
#Trans: an anthology collection about transgender and nonbinary experience
online. We’ve had some people drop out due to personal reasons, so we’d like to
fill our remaining slots.
What we’re looking for: creative
non-fiction, personal narrative, or an academic hybrid at around 1500-4000 words. You can use theory and
outside resources, but try to fold it into the text so it supports the
narrative at the core. We want to hear
about you, ultimately, and how the internet, technology, or other
tools have shaped your identity. Your audience is other trans people; think of
this as a conversation at a dinner table, where we’re all telling our stories
of how we’ve gotten this far. If you do cite something in your essay, please
include an MLA works cited!
Some ideas/scenarios to get you started:
· How has YouTube and the community online helped you to come
·Tell us the first time you heard your new singing voice on a
·How did self-publishing your autobiography allow you to take
back control from doctors?
·Tell us about your first video game avatar that made you
realize you didn’t fall into one category or the other.
·What about that night you went lurking on the #realtransadult
tag and found a former friend from elementary school, and reconnected?
·Tell us about how much fanart you sold on your RedBubble page
so you could afford surgery, and all the awesome friends you ended up meeting
from that experience.
would love to see essays that combine the theme of technology, online
communities, and the internet in with other intersectional identities. Talk to
us about using Grindr as a gay trans guy. Talk to us about how doing/watching
queer porn allowed you to come to terms with your different body type. If
it has to do with technology, gender, and framed around a personal story, we
want to see it.
Deadline: October 31 2016. The book will be out December 2016, so the earlier the submission, the
Compensation: copy of the
anthology, honorarium (to be determined).
Rights: We want essays
that have not been published before. If you’ve previewed sections on your Livejournal, your YouTube, or something
similar, that’s totally fine. Be sure to let us know if you have, and send a
link if you can. We would like exclusive rights for two-five years after the
publication date; after that, you can do whatever you want with your
Submission instructions: Please
tell us your name (preferred name is fine, but we will need to use legal names
for contracts), your final word count, what technology/app/internet website you
focus on, if this has been published before, if you have been published before,
and a small bio (no more than 75 words). Please paste your submission in the
BODY of the email and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions & final words: If you’re unsure if your essay falls under
our guidelines, please send it anyway. Don’t self-reject on a hunch that we
won’t take it. More information can be found on the website. Thank
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