jueves, diciembre 31, 2009

Call for submissions Anthology: Our Firsts

Our Firsts is an anthology of autobiographical short stories, novel excerpts, memoirs, erotic essays, and poetry by women of color who share their experiences of their firsts—their first kiss, their first sexual experience with another women, their first lesbian relationship, their first heartbreak, their first lesbian awakening, their first anything.Weaved within the stories, the authors reveal their process of coming out to themselves and to the world (or not) as well as the beauty and complexity of being a women-loving women of color in a white, patriarchal society.

The authors discuss their sexual and gender identities within the sexual, familial, socio-cultural, religious, spiritual, political, romantic, psychological, and professional frameworks. This anthology is a unique collection of voices of women-loving women of color, who have been silenced and repressed for too long and aims to empower and to liberate the many silenced voices.

Submission Guidelines:

• All works should be unpublished short stories, novel excerpts, memoirs, erotic essays,or poetry.• Word count: 5,000-word maximum• Electronic submissions in .doc format sent to: ourfirsts@gmail.com• Story format should include: story title, author’s name/pseudonym, address,phone/fax/email, word count• Include 75-100 word bio• Format: Times New Roman 12 pt; double-spaced; standard paragraphingAll previously unpublished submissions are welcomed.

If you are a woman, regardless of biological sex, please submit. Also, if you wish to remain anonymous, your wish will be granted; feel free to use a pseudonym instead.

Deadline: May 31, 2010

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"Odio los fluidos que se me salen del cuerpo cada veintiséis días." Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro (Guaynabo, 1970). Es novelista, cuentista y ensayista puertorriqueña. Fue elegida una de las escritoras latinoamericanas más importantes menores de 39 años del Bogotá39 convocado por la UNESCO, el Hay Festival y la Secretaría de Cultura de Bogotá por motivo de celebrar a Bogotá como Capital Mundial del libro 2007. Acaba de recibir Residency Grant Award 2011 del National Hispanic Cultural Center en Nuevo México. Es autora de los libros de cuentos, ‘Avalancha’ (2011), ‘Historias para morderte los labios’ (Finalista PEN Club 2010), y ‘Ojos de Luna’ (Segundo Premio Nacional 2008, Instituto de Literatura Puertorriqueña; Libro del Año 2007 Periódico El Nuevo Día), además de los libros de poesía ‘Medialengua’ (2010) y Perseidas (2011). Ha publicado las novelas ‘Los documentados’ (Finalista Premio PEN Club 2006) y Caparazones (2010, publicada en Puerto Rico y España).