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Call for Submissions BIPOC LGBTQIA+ and Allies

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Call for submissions for an anthology on the experiences of BIPOC LGBTQIA+ persons and allies on reconciling their faith, gender identity and sexuality. Submissions are accepted starting April 1-July 31, 2021. The following submissions will be accepted: art, photograghy, poems, fiction, non-fiction, short stories, comics, sermons, essays.

 

Guidelines:

  1. There is no entry fee
  2. All submitted works must be unpublished
  3. We do not accept simultaneous submissions, let us know immediately if your work is published or accepted elsewhere.
  4. All submissions must include a short and current bio, pen name, physical address, email address, and phone number
  5. All work must be your own.
  6. Prose Format- Submit your work in MS Word (.doc, .docx) or Open Office format. Use 12 font, double spaced, Times New Roman with one- inch margins. Please include your name within the footer of the document. Limit of 5000 words.
  7. Art Format- Up to four high resolution files preferably within JPEG (.jpg) or PNG (.png) format, 900-1500 pixels wide, 300 dpi or greater. We reserve the right edit or crop submissions to fit the page.
  8. Each artist will be compensated $25 for every published work

 

Terms and Agreement

The anthology retains first publishing rights on works published in print or online, with non-exclusive rights to reproduce, display, and or distribute the submission(s) as a part of the anthology in electronic format. Publishing rights revert back to the submitter, twelve months after initial publication.

Only submissions submitted electronically via email to faith.lgbtqia@gmail.com will be accepted. All submitters will receive a response with the status of their acceptance or non-acceptance within 60 days.

Prize summary: 
Each artist will be compensated $25 for every published work
Prizes Details: 

Each artist will be compensated $25 for every published work

Deadline: 
07/31/2021

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This is for call content. But it’s not a call for just any kind of content. This is a call for specific content, from specific people. This is a call for content from the lonely, the misunderstood, the anxious, the hopeful, the misgendered, the marginalized, the radical-in-other’s-eyes-but-not-so-radical-in-your-own, the politicized, the relatively unscathed, the visionaries. 

This is a call for the unspoken memories, the thoughts that run rampant, the words that went unsaid, the spiral after spiral, the dirty, the clean, and the (absolutely) in between, the revolutionary, but then again, not so revolutionary after all. 

In the midst of crisis, we seek to inspire and bring beauty to the foreground.

We’re looking to explore what it means to be behind the binary, mentally and emotionally, through art. we are looking for inventive and creative takes on this theme, which inspires reflections on community, mental health, identity, and expression. The purpose of this zine is to not only build solidarity among non-binary persons and their shared experiences, but also to bring allies further into the fold of understanding.

What: a zine. a really great zine! we are pulling together a zine from all kinds of creators in Chicago to accompany an upcoming short film, By a Thread, centering around similar themes. We’re looking to build community in an interdisciplinary fashion. 

Who: Co-editors: Tuxford Turner and Imani Davis

Themes: loneliness, mental health, anxiety, (longing for) community, gender identity exploration, “in between”-ness, 

Media: absolutely anything that can be printed on a page, including but not limited to:

Poetry

Essays

Photography

Drawings & Sketches

Comics

Short Stories

Photos of fashion, ceramics, paintings, etc.

Creator Requirements: be currently living in the Chicagoland area, and be a dope ass human being. ***we ESPECIALLY encourage people who identify outside of the gender binary to apply.

Content Requirements: we are going for a certain aesthetic for the overall piece so keep that in mind for more visually stimulating content such as photography, paintings, etc. Entries of any kind should not exceed 2 pages double spaced. The submission deadline is May 13, 2020. Limit five submissions per person.

Prize summary: 
Featured Cover Artist - $50 prize
Prizes Details: 

Free entry! There is a $50 prize for our featured cover artist which will be the first page of the zine. 

Deadline: 
05/31/2020

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