Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Call for Submissions: Bodies of Work

Bodies of Work

Transgender, Transsexual and Gender Variant

Art and Literature Magazine

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS from the editors

The editors (Cooper Lee Bombardier, Annie Danger, and Morty Diamond) are three trans artists who believe art and literature are two of the most vital parts to our world today. At this moment, there is no magazine which brings all transgender, transsexual and gender variant writers and artists to the forefront. They believe it is time to publish such a magazine!

The purpose of Bodies of Work is to publish and promote literature and art that celebrates the diverse visions and understandings of the transsexual, transgender and gender-variant international community through language and image. The editors want to inspire and be inspired by the innovative output of our communities and come together with trans artists of all genres in creative discourse. The editors want to engage and support our creative processes and learn how trans artists and writers create.

Bodies of Work will:

  • Introduce a wide audience to literature and art by the trans and gender-variant community.
  • Provide a unique opportunity for underrepresented writers and artists viewpoints.
  • Discover and publish emerging and developing writers and artists.

Bodies of Work will be published both in print and on the web. Print costs are high, so our agenda is to build a website first and print 3 magazines a year when we have the funds.

We are currently seeking submissions for our inaugural issue! All trans and gender-variant artists, performers and writers are encouraged to submit work.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

Prose and Poetry: Submit up to 8 pages of work(double-spaced, 12 pt.). It is best to send all of your work in one Microsoft Word (.doc) or text (.rtf) attachment.

Interview: We welcome interview submissions with a trans/gender variant artist/writer/performer. Up to 8 pages (double-spaced, 12 pt.)

Graphic files: Submit up to 5 visual art images or photographs. Photography and visual art should be sent using .tif files ( at least 300 dpi /300 pixels per inch resolution) or .jpeg files. Please include a short artist's statement about the work submitted.

Songs and Sound Art: Submit up to five MP3 files. Please include a short artist's statement about the work submitted. All sound art and music will be featured mostly on our website.

Video Art/Movies: Please send a URL to the work if it is online. If not, please send a DVD copy. Please include an artists statement about the work.

ALL submissions: Please include:A short bio (two sentences) with your name (as you want it to appear in print), email, phone, and mailing address.

Deadline for submissions to be considered for the inaugural issue will be April 10, 2011

Please send all submissions to:bodiesofworkmagazine@gmail.com

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