This new community project aims to “alleviate the feelings of anxiety, loneliness and fear surrounding learning to live openly as a queer/trans* identified person”. They invite strangers to send in stories, photos, and art that shares their coming-out story. Send what you wish someone had sent you when you were first coming out. To submit and read other stories, go to their Tumblr. Submissions will be ongoing.
Reveries & Rage is a Queer and Trans* People of Color-centered creative justice project. They are seeking poetry (up to 3 poems, 1-2 pages each), fiction (up to 5,000 words), micro-fiction (100-300 words), flash fiction (up to 1000 words), creative non-fiction (up to 5,000 words) and various forms of visual art by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, Trans, Two-Spirit and other gender and sexuality non-conforming People of Color that address various aspects of their experience.
Among other things, they are looking for writing and art that ” punches us in the gut; writing that makes us ache and then makes us ache for more; writing that is committed to a politics and ethics of freedom, to anti-oppression, to anti-normativity.” Deadline is April 30, 2014. Visit the project’s website for more info.
The wonderful Words on Pages is looking for submissions of original writing to post on their blog and in print. Poems, fiction and non-fiction will be accepted. They pay a small amount for print submissions, which is nice of them! For full guidelines, visit their website.
As part of FADO Performance Art Centre’s Emerging Artists Series, artist Arkadi Lavoie Lachapelle is looking for help from the audience. For her performance (she performs on Friday March
28, starting at 6pm and ending at 12:06:06am), the audience is encouraged to bring with them, or to drop off at the gallery anytime during gallery hours from March 8-28, items from their homes that represent evil to them. Can be any kind of object, from a banal household item to a talisman. Object must be wrapped, so the contents are not known. All objects will be used in the performance. More info here.
Erotic horror writers, the day is yours! New anthology Bloody/Sexy is looking for erotic horror/dark erotica. Short stories (up to 10,000 words) nano fiction (500 words) and poetry of any length are welcome. Deadline is May 30, 2014. Read more at the website (scroll down a bit.)