Tuesday, March 13, 2007

another call for submissions

Perhaps you're stealthily reading this blog, and might be interested in writing something for this? Saw it online, thought I'd pass it along.

***Call for Submissions- Post Transition Anthology***

Seeking essays from post-transition, binary-identified men with transsexual histories. “Post-transition,” for the purposes of this publication, refers only to social status, whether achieved with or without medical intervention, and regardless of the degree of intervention sought. This includes men who are consistently perceived as male, who live and work as men, and who identify or might be identified as “stealth;” essays from binary-identified but unable to transition men considered.

Essays should be about being a man post-transition; can be exclusively related to transsexual history, entirely about the experience of being a man, or anything in between. Topics might include but aren’t limited to: becoming a man; relationships/ family; fatherhood; disclosure; invisibility.

Many of us shed transsexualism as an identity or never adopted it at all. Because a component of the stealth experience is not being vocal about one’s history and experience, the voices of stealth men are rarely, if ever, heard. This collection intends to assemble essays about what it means to be a stealth transsexual man, but more than that to put together essays about what it means to be a man, from the unique perspective of folks who were identified female at birth and, in most cases, raised female.

Pseudonyms may be used for publication.

PUBLISHER: This will probably go first to a vanity press, and then be shopped to mainstream presses. If it’s not picked up, it will be published online.

DEADLINE: August 1, 2007

LENGTH: 1,000 - 3,000 words

FORMAT: Essays must be typed and double-spaced. Please include contact information; if I can’t get in touch with you, your essay will not be included.

SUBMITTING: Electronic submissions only, please. Send essay electronically as a Word file (with .doc extension) to posttransanthology@gmail.com. Include the word "anthology" in the subject line.

PAYMENT: For the time being, payment is likely limited to the warm feeling of accomplishment you’ll have. Subject to change pending publication details.

REPLY: Please allow until November 1 for a response.

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