ATTN: TRANS WOMAN WRITERS WHO WANT TO GET PUBLISHED!

sandyfarquhar:

sandyfarquhar:

OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: TRANS WOMEN ACROSS GENRES

THE DEADLINE IS ~~TOMORROW~~~

DEADLINE MOVED TO SEPTEMBER 6TH

EOAGH: A Journal of the Arts invites submissions for a special online issue dedicated exclusively to CREATIVE WRITING BY TRANS WOMEN, edited by Trace Peterson, co-editor of Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics.

We are looking for work from EVERY GENRE: Prose, Poetry, Poetics, Fiction, Nonfiction, Erotica, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Fan Fiction, Memoir, Essay, Review, or anything else you can think of. Mixed-genre or multi-genre writing is welcome and encouraged.

How do we define “trans women”? You, if submitting writing for this project, should identify as such.

HOW TO SUBMIT: Deadline is Aug 30 September 6. Send 2-3 pieces from a genre of your choice to tracepeterson1@gmail.com

- http://eoagh.com/?page_id=2177

DO IT DO IT

trace is awesome and EOAGH is too! go go!

(PS. if you’re thinking about submitting but feeling shy or feel like your work needs another eye, i’d be happy to be that eye today.)

trace pushed back the deadline!

spectacularsam:

“I wanted to tell them that I’d never had a friend, not ever, not a real one. Until Dante. I wanted to tell them that I never knew that people like Dante existed in the world, people who looked at the stars, and knew the mysteries of water, and knew enough to know that birds belonged to the heavens and weren’t meant to be shot down from their graceful flights by mean and stupid boys. I wanted to tell them that he had changed my life and that I would never be the same, not ever. And that somehow it felt like it was Dante who had saved my life and not the other way around. I wanted to tell them that he was the first human being aside from my mother who had ever made me want to talk about the things that scared me. I wanted to tell them so many things and yet I didn’t have the words. So I just stupidly repeated myself. “Dante’s my friend.” ― Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

spectacularsam:

“I wanted to tell them that I’d never had a friend, not ever, not a real one. Until Dante. I wanted to tell them that I never knew that people like Dante existed in the world, people who looked at the stars, and knew the mysteries of water, and knew enough to know that birds belonged to the heavens and weren’t meant to be shot down from their graceful flights by mean and stupid boys. I wanted to tell them that he had changed my life and that I would never be the same, not ever. And that somehow it felt like it was Dante who had saved my life and not the other way around. I wanted to tell them that he was the first human being aside from my mother who had ever made me want to talk about the things that scared me. I wanted to tell them so many things and yet I didn’t have the words. So I just stupidly repeated myself. “Dante’s my friend.” 
― Benjamin Alire SáenzAristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

odofemi:

Jeanne Thornton’s The Black Emerald, freshly released on the new Instar Books (an imprint of OR Books), is one of the strangest things I’ve read in a long time. A collection of seven short stories and two novellas, this book really feels like it was written by someone who lives in a version of reality just slightly askew to our own. I devoured this book in just under twenty-four hours because I couldn’t put it down.
The closing novella, Myra’s Seven Conversations, has stuck in my mind as one of the best and strangest parts of the collection. It’s reminicent, to me, in some ways of Shirley Jackson’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle. And the opening titular novella brings to mind both Caitlín R. Kiernan’s work and Billy Martin’s (formerly, Poppy Z Brite) novel Drawing Blood, for an overall pulp comic Lovecraftian bizarreness that ends both mysteriously and abruptly. Both of these are worth the price of admission alone, but between them are seven very odd and humourous stories.
I highly recommend this for lovers of weird fiction, and for readers of trans fiction and queer fiction. You need to read this! Jeanne Thornton is worth reading an ebook for.
It’s available online for only $10 and worth every penny!

odofemi:

Jeanne Thornton’s The Black Emerald, freshly released on the new Instar Books (an imprint of OR Books), is one of the strangest things I’ve read in a long time. A collection of seven short stories and two novellas, this book really feels like it was written by someone who lives in a version of reality just slightly askew to our own. I devoured this book in just under twenty-four hours because I couldn’t put it down.

The closing novella, Myra’s Seven Conversations, has stuck in my mind as one of the best and strangest parts of the collection. It’s reminicent, to me, in some ways of Shirley Jackson’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle. And the opening titular novella brings to mind both Caitlín R. Kiernan’s work and Billy Martin’s (formerly, Poppy Z Brite) novel Drawing Blood, for an overall pulp comic Lovecraftian bizarreness that ends both mysteriously and abruptly. Both of these are worth the price of admission alone, but between them are seven very odd and humourous stories.

I highly recommend this for lovers of weird fiction, and for readers of trans fiction and queer fiction. You need to read this! Jeanne Thornton is worth reading an ebook for.

It’s available online for only $10 and worth every penny!

i-burn-i-pine-i-perish said: hi! love the tumblr, i just wondered if you had any book recs that specifically were about/examples of queer theory as a concept./ whether you had any classic (also hopefully ones older than 1950s? if not thats fine!) queer recs that aren't just about white gay dudes. Thanks!

I haven’t read a lot of queer theory myself, but Queer Theory: An Introduction by Annamarie Jagose and  Queer Theory, Gender Theory: An Instant Primer by Riki Anne Wilchins might be good places to start. The works of Judith Butler, Sara Ahmed and José Esteban Muñoz have also been recommended to me.

For queer books older than the 1950s that don’t just feature white dudes, here’s a few:

However, all of these (as far as I know) were written by and feature white people. I had a hard time finding any queer works pre-1950 by people of color, but here are a few “queer classics” by people of color from 1950-1990:

As always, readers who know any more books that fit this ask are encouraged to reblog and recommend!

Anonymous said: Are there any books with asexual trans men

Unfortunately, I don’t know of any. This goodreads list of books about trans men might have one/some, but I can’t confirm any, sorry.

Do any readers have recommendations?

EDIT: It looks like the Heart of Aces anthology has one story, “Stuck In Possibilities”, that features a trans man, though not as the main character. :/

Tomorrow (August 16, 2014) is Queer Between the Covers, Montreal’s 7th Annual Queer Book Fair!

Tomorrow (August 16, 2014) is Queer Between the Covers, Montreal’s 7th Annual Queer Book Fair!

[image description: book store shelves. a sign on the top shelf reads “queer pride”. each shelf contains out-facing books and a sign indicating one of these themes: “girl-identified”, “genre”, “boy-identified”, “non-fiction”, and “classics”]
stevendossantos:

So honored to see #TheCulling as part of #PowellsBooks Pride Display!

What a great display. How many LGBTQ YA books do you recognize? What other books would you add?

[image description: book store shelves. a sign on the top shelf reads “queer pride”. each shelf contains out-facing books and a sign indicating one of these themes: “girl-identified”, “genre”, “boy-identified”, “non-fiction”, and “classics”]

stevendossantos:

So honored to see #TheCulling as part of #PowellsBooks Pride Display!

What a great display. How many LGBTQ YA books do you recognize? What other books would you add?

jrvmajesty:

H. Melt at Second to None: Queer and Trans Chicago Voices at Women and Children First

jrvmajesty:

H. Melt at Second to None: Queer and Trans Chicago Voices at Women and Children First

(via hmelt)

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