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Naked Girls Reading – Literary Honors Contest!

Another great call for subs! The Naked Girls Reading series wants you!

Naked Girls Reading is once again having their Literary Honors Contest.

The Naked Girls want you to SUBMIT!

THIS year we’re inviting “gut level” writers all over the globe to submit original writing for a chance to win our fan/reader-funded literary prize of at LEAST $2000. Not only that, but at our Naked Girls Reading HONORS event in November, an international array of Naked Girls will read selections from our finalists at the celebration in Chicago. Deadline is September 1, 2011.

Get all the deets at http://ngrcontest.wordpress.com/!

Mary Journal is seeking submissions

"call for submissions"For those of you looking for places to share your work — found this in my inbox today and wanted to share it with you all!

Dear writers,

Mary is in search of great work to publish. We’re sending out a call for poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction for our upcoming Summer issue.

Mary is the online literary journal sponsored by Saint Mary’s College of California’s MFA in Creative Writing program. Since 2002, Mary has published contemporary poetry, prose, and new media arts from a diverse group of established artists, including Peter Orner, Brian Doyle, Gillian Conoley, Bruce Smith, Elizabeth Robinson, Nora Pierce, Rebecca Curtis, Brian Glaser, Carol Snow, Maria Hummel, as well as talented emerging writers. MARY Magazine has conducted interviews with award-winning writers such as Michael Palmer, Pico Iyer, Andrew Sean Greer, Nick Flynn, Phil Jenks, Cristina Garcia, Susan Steinberg, Michael Pollen, John D’Agata, Jo Ann Beard, Mary Roach, Forrest Gander, and Chris Abani.

There is no fee to submit.  Writers selected for standard publication are awarded $50.  Those who are chosen for our Nouveau section, which is dedicated to emerging writers who have not yet been published, are not paid.  Please visit www.maryjournal.org for more information and submission guidelines.  When you’re ready to submit, send work to mary@stmarys-ca.edu.  The deadline for our Summer issue is May 15, 2011.  Thank you for your time.  We look forward to reading your work!

Paul Barrett

Managing Editor

Another great place to think about sharing your work! All good thoughts and best-submitting wishes to you…

The First Annual Pat Schneider Poetry Contest!

The First Annual

Pat Schneider Poetry Contest

sponsored by

Amherst Writers and Artists

First Prize: $1,000 and publication of winning poems in Peregrine

Please note: The entry fee of $18.00 must accompany each submission.

Winners will be invited to participate in a reading at the Jones Library in Amherst, MA. One first place winner and up to three honorable mentions will be published in Peregrine XXVII.


1. Up to five poems per person will be accepted for consideration. No poem should be more than two manuscript pages. Since the poems will be judged anonymously, sheets which contain the poems should not have the poet’s name on them; instead a separate sheet should list the poet’s name, mailing address, phone number, email address and the titles of the poems. Poems cannot be returned.

2. A check or money order for $18.00 payable to Amherst Writers and Artists must accompany submission (in the memo section of the check please write “Poetry Contest”).

3. Please write: Poetry Contest on the front of the envelope containing your poems.

4. Only unpublished poems may be submitted to the Contest.

5. Deadline: July 1, 2011 (postmark).

6. Winners will be announced upon receiving the chief judge Pat Schneider’s results, in fall 2011.

7. Contest entrants are asked not to contact AWA in reference to the Contest. Winners will be notified by mail.

Winners’ names will also appear on our website and in press releases.

Send poems to:

Pat Schneider Poetry Contest

c/o Amherst Writers & Artists

P.O. Box 1076

Amherst, MA 01004

Employees and board members of AWA are not eligible to submit to the contest.

(via http://www.amherstwriters.com/newsletters/111-march-2011-newsletter.html)

Three calls for submissions: Butch/Femme and BDSM writings!

Get that writing in, and pass the word!

1) Daddy’s Little Girl: Butch/Femme Erotica

2) Lesbian BDSM Erotica Anthology

3) Chorus: The Writing of Femmes, Butches and Transpeople


Daddy’s Little Girl: Butch/Femme Erotica
Edited by D. L. King
To be published by Cleis Press
Deadline: January 15, 2011
Payment: $50 and 2 copies of the anthology

D. L. King is looking for your hottest butch/femme erotica.

What is it about a pretty girl in a tight skirt bent over to retrieve something she’s dropped? Or that hotter-than-hot butch, swaggering into the bar like she owns it, eyes undressing every pretty girl in the place?

Do butches all worship at the alter of their femmes fatale; do little girls all have a need to serve their, big, strong daddies? Tell me about girls salivating at the sight of well-filled and packed jeans and bois dreaming of having a beautiful girl’s red lipstick smeared across their mouths.

Are all little girls good, or are some of them naughty? Do some butches need the discipline only their lady can provide? Tell me stories of daddies opening doors for their girls, feeding them morsels of the finest pâtes, cherishing and protecting them. Then tell me stories of sexy sirens, luring unsuspecting butches to their demise on rocky shores, hot, confident women in silk and lace during the day who will do anything to serve their daddy’s needs at night–anything.

Send me stories that are sweet, kinky, sexy, romantic and/or dangerous but most of all, send me stories that will singe my sheets. All characters must be at least 18.

Stories should be between 2,000 and 4,500 words, double-spaced, 12 pt Times New Roman or Courier New. Please indent the first line of each paragraph one-half inch and do not include extra lines between paragraphs. Please number your pages. No fancy fonts, no weird sizes, no bizarre formatting, no strange colors, please.

Send your story as a .doc (NOT .docx) attachment and include the title, pseudonym (if applicable) and your legal name and mailing address to butchfemme-antho@yahoo.com. Subject line should read: Submission: TITLE. Please include a bio of 50 words or less. Direct any questions to the same address. Original stories only. (If you are absolutely unable to send a .doc attachment, I will accept a .rtf.)


Call for Submissions: Lesbian BDSM Erotica Anthology [Title Forthcoming]
To be published by Cleis Press in fall 2011
Editor Sinclair Sexsmith is looking for hot, sexy, well-written stories about kinky sex between queer women, from bondage scenarios to power play to role play to sadism and masochism to sensation play, for a new anthology of lesbian BDSM erotica. Looking for characters with a range of age, race, sexual experience, gender identity and gender expression: butch, femme, genderqueer, gender-non-conforming, dapper, and others will all be considered. Cis women, trans women, and genderqueer characters who identify with the lesbian community are welcome. Stories should have strong literary voice, characters, tension, and rising action. All characters must be over 18, prose only will be considered. For examples of what I am looking for, see Tristan Taormino’s collection Best Lesbian Bondage Erotica.
Deadline: January 1, 2011
How to submit: Send your story in a Times New Roman 12 point black font Word document (.doc) with pages numbered of 1,500 to 5,000 words to lesbianbdsmerotica@gmail.com. Double space the document and indent the first line of each paragraph. US grammar required. If you are using a pseudonym, provide your real name and be clear under which you would like to be published. Include your mailing address and a 50 words or less bio in the third person. Publisher has final approval over the manuscript.
About the editor: Sinclair Sexsmith runs the awardwinning personal online writing project Sugarbutch Chronicles: The Gender, and Relationship Adventures of a Kinky Queer Butch Top at sugarbutch.net. With work published in various anthologies, including the Best Lesbian Erotica series, Sometimes She Lets Me: Butch/Femme Erotica, and Visible: A Femmethology volume 2, Mr. Sexsmith also writes columns for online publications and facilitates workshops on sex, gender, and relationships. Find her full portfolio and schedule at http://www.mrsexsmith.com.

In case you want the link, and the call for submissions, there is also a website:http://lesbianbdsmerotica.wordpress.com/


BFP Anthology: Call for Submissions

Chorus: The Writing of Femmes, Butches and Transpeople.
an anthology of writing from Femmes, Butches, Transfolks and Queers

Editor: Medusa

Submissions Deadline: December 1, 2010

Anticipated Publication Date: Early Spring 2011

Chorus: The Writing of Femmes, Butches and Transpeople, a forthcoming collection of writing voices from an array of Queer folks, aims to showcase the real ,radical, and retaliatory writing of Femmes, Butches, Transpeople, Queers, and other identities.

Show me your muse, your breakup poetry, your dirtiest smut, your deepest secrets, your short stories. I want your best words, the things you keep sacred when they reveal too much of yourself. Together, our voices will form a chorus of amazing story and song, amazing poetry, and our most magical words.

At this time, I am seeking written word only. Please do not sent photographs, drawings, or printed art. I will be doing a separate anthology for printed artwork at a later time due to printing requirements.

Submissions must be sent as Word Files with 12 point Times New Roman font. Work must be previously unpublished (unless you have written it here on ThePlanet). Fiction, memoir, and short stories must be less than 5000 words in length, typed double-spaced. You may submit up to 5 poems, short stories, essays, pieces of erotica.

Author maintains and controls the copyright of their essay and rights to republish their work in any publication.

By submitting work, you agree that Butchfemmeplanet.com, its owners, Moderators, and participants holds no responsibility for loss, damage, or harm to you or your work.

Send Submissions only (NO QUESTIONS) to butchfemmeplanet@gmail.com You MUST include your screen name, the name you want to accompany your pieces of writing, your phone number, email address, and a short bio that will appear in the book if your selection is chosen to be published.
Please put the title of your work and the word “CHORUS” in the subject line of the email. Please email each piece of writing separately.

Please ask questions in this thread that pertain to this process and I will do my best to answer them in a timely manner.

Our anthology will be professionally printed and published and will be available for sale on Amazon.com and through order at Barnes and Noble, as well as here on ButchFemmePlanet.com. It will feature a glossy front and back cover and an ISBN number.
The price of the anthology will be completely dependent on how many submissions we get.

Each person submitting pieces of writing who are chosen for publication will receive one free copy of the anthology. No other payment will be rendered.

I am VERY excited about this project and can’t wait to see what you all come up with! I hope that anyone who has ever wanted to see their writing in print will consider submitting for this process.

Good luck!

Call for Papers – “Queer in the Clinic” (Special Issue of the Journal of Medical Humanities)

(pulled from the Lit-Med mailing list: http://groups.google.com/group/lit-med?hl=en)

Special Issue of the Journal of Medical Humanities: "Queer in the Clinic"
Guest Editors: Lance Wahlert and Autumn Fiester

We invite the submission of abstracts for a special issue of the Journal of Medical Humanities, which will consider queer perspectives on and queer
experiences in the clinic. While all professionals and patients face dilemmas within the medical sphere, for LGBTQ individuals the stakes are
especially pronounced and complicated. According to critical theorists like Michel Foucault and others, the clinic is an intensely problematic space for
queers because many of their identities and categories were born there. While debatable, such a historical and scholastic legacy hangs heavy over
our readings and renderings of gay and trans persons in the medical realm. Stated succinctly: Historically having been born out of medical pathology,
how do queer persons understand and even reconcile their relationships to the clinic today?

This special issue of the Journal of Medical Humanities will be concerned with the voices and perspectives of LGBTQ persons in the medical sphere –
the dilemmas they face in the clinic, the influences that sexuality and gender identity have on a person’s patient-hood, and the factors that
create distinctively queer perspectives on medicine

Some over-arching questions that inform this special issue include:
- What does the experience of being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or intersex in a medical encounter look like – as either patient or
health-care provider?
- How do queer sexualities and gender identities factor into clinical relationships, the experience of being ill, and the negotiations for
treatment and care?
- Does a pervading heteronormativity impinge upon queer patients, their partners, families, caregivers, or health care providers?
- What does homophilic or queer-affirming clinical care look like?
- How do homosexuality and gender-nonconformity affect/effect some of the most vulnerable patient populations: children, adolescents, the elderly, and
the disabled?

Submissions are welcome in a wide range of scholastic and methodological forms for this special issue on "Queer in the Clinic," including:
- Literary analyses
- Historical and historiographical studies
- Philosophical interventions
- Visual and cinema studies projects
- Photojournalistic pieces
- Autobiographical memoirs
- Anthropological and sociological studies
- Bioethical commentaries
- Religious studies perspectives
- And artistic representations of queerness

Abstract submissions should be 1,000-1,500 words in length and are due by February 15, 2011. Abstracts should be submitted to:
It is anticipated that this special issue will be published in Spring/Summer 2012.

The Journal of Medical Humanities publishes original papers reflecting its broad perspective on interdisciplinary studies of medicine and medical
education. Research findings emerge from three areas of investigation: medical humanities, cultural studies, and pedagogy. Medical humanities
coverage includes literature, history, philosophy, and bioethics as well as areas of the social and behavioral sciences that have strong humanistic
traditions. Inquiries based on cultural studies may include multidisciplinary activities involving the humanities; women's,
African-American, and other critical studies; media studies and popular culture; and sociology and anthropology. Lastly, pedagogical perspectives
elucidate what and how knowledge is made and valued in medicine, how that knowledge is expressed and transmitted, and the ideological basis of medical

Call for Submissions – Laboring On: Testimony, Theory & Transgressions of Black Mothering in Academia

(please help pass the word!)

Demeter Press is seeking submissions for an edited collection on

Laboring On: Testimony, Theory & Transgressions of Black Mothering in Academia

Editors: Sekile Nzinga-Johnson & Karen Craddock

Pub Date: 2012/2013

This book aims to interrogate the intersecting forms of oppression that are experienced by Black female faculty and scholars who “labor” and “mother” within the academy. The context in which Black female academics occupy is an important starting point to consider given the longstanding history of the patriarchal, racially biased, and anti-family environment of academia. Post civil rights and women rights colleges and universities continue to be sites of struggle and resistance for African American women despite higher education achievements. This anthology will offer a particularly nuanced discussion on the emergent literature on parenting and work that explores academic institutions that largely mark black women’s bodies as deviant and pathological.

We encourage submissions that explore various constructions of “mothering” and “being mothered” which contribute to the experiences of Black women academics. For the purposes of this book we have broadened our conceptualization of “mothering” to include care work. Thus “mothering” may include the expectations or practice of providing formal and informal support to students of color and/or students that are alienated within the academy, as well as the mentoring of junior faculty, faculty of color, female faculty, caregiving/parenting faculty, and those outside the academy. The term “labor” theoretically extends this volume to include the voices of Black academic women who often occupy the lowest echelons of the academic class structure. We also invite contributions that encompass the strains between work and home/community life for Black academic mothers.

The goal of this volume is to further the discussion of work and family from a critical and interdisciplinary lens that illuminates the complex realities of Black women who mother and labor within the academy.

Suggested topics may include but are not limited to:

Academic climate; Research & policy on African American mothering in the academy; Resistance to marginalization within the academy; Work-life strains; Embodying multiple marginalities in the academy; Intersectionality; Constructions of black mothering/motherhood; Explorations of various constructions of “mothering” and “being mothered”; Parallels and confounds of mothering and mentoring; Gender roles and responsibilities; Black mothers and the “maternal wall”; Analysis of Black mothers in the academy as laborers; Embodiment; Identity; Black maternal theory and activism; Black mother- academics, stress and health; Experiences of adjunct and part time professors; Students as academic mothers; Tenure and promotion; Early, mid & late career mothering decisions; Single parenting; Dual careers; Black foster and adoptive mother academics; Black women scholars as intellectual mothers; Black grandmothers as academics; Black mothering and laboring in different academic settings; Teaching Black Motherhood; Pedagogy; Bias avoidance/choosing not to parent as an academic; Black mother-academics and community; Black academic mothers “having it all”; Biographies; Narratives and Autobiographies.

Submission guidelines:

Abstracts should be 250 words. Please also include a brief biography (50 words).

Deadline for abstracts Nov 1, 2010

Accepted papers of 4000-5000 words (15-20 pages) will be due June 1, 2011 and should conform to the Modern Language Association style.

Please send submissions directly to:

Sekile Nzinga-Johnson snzinga3@naz.edu and Karen T. Craddock kcrad@brandeis.edu

Call for submissions to 13th annual Artists Against Rape!

Passing the word — SFWAR is calling for submissions for their 13th annual Artists Against Rape!  Please share this info, and share your work/story/art: we need your voice!  xox! Jen


Call for Submissions

T H I R T E E N T H    A N N U A L


submissions due on 09.11.10

poetry • flows • music • song •

film • theater • performance art •

visual art • dance •

a collaborative community-building and

consciousness-raising event organized by

san francisco women against rape and

the california coalition for women prisoners.

submit your work!

all work must be related to healing from and/or speaking out

against sexual violence, and gender and/or sexual oppression.

this year we are seeking work that specifically addresses

institutional oppression and sexual violence, such as

criminal/legal (incarceration or detention), medical, religious,

family, or educational abuses of power or authority.

to submit your work send in a cassette tape, cd or dvd of your

piece along with a written copy of words/lyrics.  visual artists may

submit work in the form of photographs, prints, or electronic files

(jpg, tiff, pdf).  please include a short bio with your submission and

current contact information.

for more information

www.sfwar.org 415.861.2024

Mail submissions to:

SFWAR – Artistic Committee

3543 18th Street, #7

San Francisco, CA94110



reminder: Queering Sexual Violence submissions due 5/1!

(reposting — and please pass the word! –xox, Jen)

It is getting down to the last few days for submissions, however, I will accept them throughout the month of May. I have some people who needed extensions so I can wait a bit if you need one as well. Also, if you have a piece that has been published before that can be reused that you think might be perfect, please feel free to submit that as well! Hope to get a piece from you!!

Queering Sexual Violence

An anthology of LGBTQ writers, survivors and activists confronting heterosexual privilege and the gender binary system while creating a dialog about the limitations of the anti-sexual violence movement.

Edited by Jennifer Patterson

Queering Sexual Violence seeks 20- 25 LGBTQ writers who are interested in submitting pieces that confront the current state of our anti- sexual violence climate. Part memoir/ part criticism/ part call to action, this anthology seeks to address the limitations of a society that is not only unequipped to deal with rape culture but also unable to look at it without the lens of heterosexual privilege and through the interests of a gender binary system. The anthology seeks to address the holes in anti- sexual violence prevention, organizing and recovery work while motivating the community to embrace a more radical perspective, in order to foster sustainable change.

For general purposes, the definition of Sexual Violence defined in this anthology is as follows:

Sexual Violence is an unwanted or non- consensual act, whether completed or not, that is sexual in nature and violates a person physically, emotionally, spiritually and/or politically.

To be more clear, Sexual Violence can be a range of non-consensual sexual exchanges, from unwanted interactions on the street, to rape (from either a stranger or within a relationship) to incest to invasive sexually based comments in regards to ones gender presentation or identity, among many other things.

The pieces submitted should be of the writer’s personal experience and explore the intersections of ability, sexuality, race, class, religion, citizenship, gender identity, sex, age, ethnicity and how these either magnify or minimize your experience/ work and your history with sexual violence.

I believe that organizing from the center of our many different and overlapping marginalized communities could do nothing but improve the current anti- sexual violence movement.

Possible Ideas for Pieces:

What does consent mean to you and how do you explore it in your sexual experiences? Has your experience shaped the ways in which you navigate your present relationships?

Did you come out after you experienced sexual violence? What kind of impact did this have on your future relationships or anti-sexual violence work?

How do you think transphobia and homophobia play out in sexual violence and what kind of impact does this have on mainstream organizing?

Do people often attribute your queer identity to the fact that you have experienced sexual violence or abuse before coming out? Or has it never been an issue? How can we begin to have conversations that include primary prevention for people of queer identity that allow them to claim their identity separate from sexual violence?

How does your expression of gender being questioned or threatened lead to feeling sexually violated?

Have you worked in anti- sexual violence organizing? What kind of experience was it for you and did you feel you were able to be both queer and an active participant? Did you feel welcomed and/ or valued in the process?

Have you experienced more “casual”, day to day sexual violations that have been threatening because of your sexual orientation or because you don’t fit traditional gender roles?

How does your race complicate your role as a survivor and/or community organizer? Where do you feel most at home?

What do you imagine is necessary for the future of anti- sexual violence work? What needs to change in the language, direction of prevention etc. in order for the work to be more inclusive and queer issues to be more centralized?

Do you find yourself drawn to larger non- profit organizations or grassroots efforts? Will we be able to create widespread change through one of the other more effectively?

When do you feel burnt out? When do you quit? And how do you start again?

I am looking for pieces 1200- 2000 words, Times New Roman Size 12, double-spaced in length. Upon publication, I will supply moderate compensation for pieces picked. Also, please provide a short bio (150 words or less) with your submission.

Please send submissions and/ or questions to queeringsexualviolence@gmail.com by May 1, 2010. For extension requests, please write.

Please also repost and circulate widely.

“Shedding the Skin of Shame, Bearing Our Bodies’ Truths”

Call for Artists — Please Forward Widely!

“Shedding the Skin of Shame, Bearing Our Bodies’ Truths”
October 18th, 2008
This dynamic event features local poets, artists and activists, speaking out against sexual assault and offers a unique supportive space for expression and community building. We are seeking volunteers help to make this event happen. If you are interested in volunteering for the event, our first meeting will be in July 2008. Check website for updates on meeting times.

* To submit poetry, prose, flows, songs, and music, artists must send in a cassette or CD of their piece, along with a written copy of all words/lyrics. If work is received in written format only, the piece may not be considered for inclusion.
* Visual artists may submit work in the form of high-resolution (300dpi) digital images in the following formats: TIFF, JPEG, JPG.
* To submit dance pieces, please send a VHS, DVD or weblink of the entire piece.
* All performance pieces (i.e. poetry, dance, music/songs, dramatic sketches, etc.) must have a total running time of 5 minutes or less. The suggested length for performance pieces is 3-5 minutes.

Please include a short biography (300 words or less) and contact information with your submission. Pieces must be related to healing from and/or speaking out against violence, sexual violence and gender and/or sexual oppression. Due to space limitations, not all submissions may be accepted, and selection is at the discretion of the artistic committee. Performers will receive a modest stipend. All SUBMISSIONS due no later than AUGUST 15th. No exceptions!

For more information or questions, please email janetuphadye@sfwar.org or visit the SFWAR website at www.sfwar.org!

Call for submissions: Rain and Thunder

Here’re the details on a couple of upcoming issues of Rain and Thunder: A Journal of Feminist Discussion and Activism.

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Rain and Thunder Collective
> Date: Tue May 13, 2008 4:47:56 PM US/Pacific
> To: rainandthunder@yahoo.com
> Subject: Rain and Thunder Call for Contributions
> Call for Contributions
> Take part and help spread the word! Write for Rain and Thunder!
> Issue #39: Body and Size Oppression
> Deadline: June 5, 2008
> What are radical feminist perspectives on body and size oppression?
> Body size and body image issues? How are these affected by our race,
> class, sexuality, etc? How does size and fat oppression impact and
> weaken our communities? What is the relationship we want to have with
> our bodies? How can we strategically resist and radically transform
> what society says about our bodies?
> Issue #40: 10-Year Anniversary Issue
> Deadline: September 1, 2008
> Send us your letters of congratulations & support as well as your
> words and thoughts: What has Rain and Thunder meant to you? How has
> the journal helped you thrive, inspired activism, and/or furthered
> your political process? What have been your favorite issues, themes,
> and articles? What would you like to see in the next 10 years of Rain
> and Thunder?
> Please take part and share your voice with Rain and Thunder!
> Contributions can be sent by mail to the:
> Rain and Thunder Collective
> PO Box 674
> Northampton, MA 01061
> rainandthunder@yahoo.com
> www.rainandthunder.org