ATTENTION GAY READERS AND PEOPLE WITH GAY FRIENDS, OR TRANSGENDER FRIENDS, OR BISEXUAL FRIENDS, OR PEOPLE WHO ARE MAYBE A BIT CONFUSED:
My dear friend Jason asked me to help his friends out by posting this. I love gays, so I said sure:
SUBMIT AT QUEERTHOLOGY.COM
I need your help. Billy Merrell (author of Talking in the Dark) and David Levithan (author of The Realm of Possibility) are putting together an anthology of nonfiction writing about being young and gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or questioning in today's world. Knopf will be publishing it in late 2005, and all of the royalties will go to GLSEN (the Gay Lesbian Student Education Network, a national organization ensuring safe schools for all LBGT students -- www.glsen.org). So it's an important book for an important cause. Writers can be between 13 and 23 years old, and don't need to be LGBTQ themselves to be in the collection. Since Billy and David know only so many people, they really need the word to spread about this, to get the most diverse sampling available. So please forward this on to anyone you know who either might want to write something themselves or who might know someone who'd be interested.
What we're looking for:
-- Nonfiction about being LGBTQ in today's world; tone can be serious, humorous -- we're open to anything. And the form can also be whatever the writer wants (prose, poetry, comic, etc.)
-- Writers must be between 13 and 23 (including 13 and 23)
Where to find out more information:
-- Billy and I have set up a website -- www.queerthology.com -- which explains the anthology and goes into detail about what we're looking for.
-- NOTE: The deadline for submissions is OCTOBER 15th. Right now the website says September 15th, but that will soon be fixed).