This just came my way -- though the deadline for submissions is March 1, so if you're interested, better hop to (or ask for an extension):
* Thinking of joining a nunnery?
* Feeling asexual and just want to cuddle?
* Swinging and loving it?
We want to see/hear/read your stories! Audio stories are great, too. CDs may accompany the anthology.
SEND YOUR CREATIONS TO THE FORTHCOMING ANTHOLOGY:
"Desire: A Girl's Guide to Dreaming - Queer Women of Color Writing Critically on the Erotic" (working title)
We invite people to share their experiences and thoughts on sex, lust, love, relationship, desire, the erotic, being stone, being poly. How do you envision, enact, do sex? And not. This anthology is about opening up language, story, healing.
Is it okay to ask your queer of color fam to cuddle, without it being sexual? What does it mean to touch and connect with people without wanting sex, without it being sexual? What is erotic? How is it lived by queer women of color? If people are looking for liberation in their bodies, in their shared connection with people, what does that look like? What does queer sex feel like, taste like, dream like? What if you could dream your way out of survivor, into thriving, into living and creating intentional relationships that heal, rather than sting, love and push through all the bifurcations of our lived lives. How do you touch your way out of colonization, how do touching and connection become a way of resisting colonization and objectification, and healing from rape, assault, sexual abuse, physical abuse? What language is used? What words are created? When we are in desire, the articulation of the possible, how do we free ourselves, how are we already free where we see traps? Where are you, finally, free? In desire, are you free?
A sense of humor is a must in all relationships; we seek levity and gravity, fun, light energy that is also deep, connected, and profound. Funny stories, essays, and work with a twist all welcome. Send beautiful words, art, funny anecdotes, poetry, images, stills of performances to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for sending work is 1 March 2008. If you desire a land address for mailing work, contact us at the above e-mail address.
We look forward to hearing from you,
Pak Soo Na and Sherisse Alvarez