Saturday, March 03, 2007

Call for submissions:
Mixed Fruit Anthology

The incomparable Logan Gutierrez-Mock, is creating something amazing, yet again. Check it out:

Mixed Fruit: Writings from Multi-racial Queer Communities

How do mixed queers experience "passing" in regards to our racial/ethnic backgrounds, our sexualities and our genders? How do the experiences of our multi-racial families effect our genders and sexualities? What are the ways other identities play into being mixed race/transracially adopted and queer (such as being parents, being differently abled, immigrants, etc.). How does being "othered" in regards to race apply to being "othered" in regards to gender and sexuality?

I am looking for original essays and poems that address the specific experiences of multiracial and queer identities in a broad range of topics.

Submission Guidelines:

o People who identify as mixed race/multi-racial, mixed blood, transracially adopted and/or identify with mixed cultures (such as mestizo and Creole).
o Who also identify as lesbian, gay, two-spirit, bisexual, mahu, bakla, transgender, intersex, joto, or any "queer" identity.
o Nonfiction: Maximum 2 pieces, up to 6,000 words each. Creative non-fiction, interviews and essays will all be accepted.
o Poetry: Maximum 5 poems, 5 pages or less per poem.

All submissions must be typed and double-spaced. Please send submissions by mail only. More than one piece may be accepted and submissions may be made in multiple categories.

Email for questions/clarification at

Mail submissions, a short bio, and all contact information to: Mixed Fruitc/o Logan Gutierrez-MockP.O. Box 14637San Francisco, CA 94114-0637

Compensation: Contributors will receive one copy of the anthology and monetary compensation (with a minimum of $20 per contribution).

DEADLINE for submissions is May 15th, 2007.

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