Last month we announced the introduction of Theme Months and kicked off with February's "Art Attack."I bet you're wondering what fascinating theme we'll be taking on in March and luckily I have that information for you.
This month's theme is "Here/Queer." We wanna hear stories of queer life with a really strong sense of place -- a profile of a community leader or group, a history of lesbian life in a particular city, how it was to grow up in [x] place -- anything that relates to being gay in a specific place (or places).
Perhaps this is most easily illustrated with examples!
Examples of Here/Queer-appropriate material from Autostraddle:
+ Texas Is Not the Only State: Confessions of a Lesbian Exile in New York
+ Deanne Smith and The Lesbian Invasion
+ In “Gay Friendly” Philippines, Lesbians Still Forced to Keep it in the Closet
+ I Am Alike: A Nigerian Boi's Reflection on Pariah
+ 10 Great Places to Meet Lesbians If You Have a Time Machine
+ My First Christmas As A Man In Kansas
+ Lesbian Sydney’s Sly Foxes and Snatches
+ Photographs: New York City The Night We Won Same-Sex Marriage
+ Maro Hagopian, Photographer of Choice Cunts, Celebrities & Characters, Threw a Party
Examples of Here/Queer-appropriate material from other websites:
+ One Town's War on Gay Teens (Rolling Stone)
+ Queer in Palestine (Curve)
+ I Wish I Knew How to Depict You: Yes, Hollywood, There Are Gay Texans. (Texas Monthly)
+ A Day in Gay America (Advocate)
+ Queer Eye for New Hope (Philly Mag)
+ Same-Sex Family Values (Salon)
+ Friends and Lovers
+ Guy Walks Into a Bar Car (The New Yorker)
+ Queer Thinker: How Jon-Henri Damski chronicled the history of Gay Chicago (The Chicago Reader)
Send your pitches to Laneia [at] Autostraddle [dot] com and cc Rachel [at] autostraddle dot com by February 28th. Include a resume and three samples (either PDFs from print publications or link to your work published online).