Anthology of Takatāpui and/or LGBTQIA+ writers from Aotearoa New Zealand
Emma Barnes and Chris Tse are editing an anthology of writing from Takatāpui and/or LGBTQIA+ writers to be published by Auckland University Press.
We’re looking for published and unpublished writing from 1985 to today across all written mediums such as poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and script excerpts. We are looking to explore the breadth of queer writing – the subject of the writing doesn’t need to be explicitly queer. We want to see all sorts of worlds and stories represented.
Ideally you’ll have had some sort of publishing record but if you’re an entirely new voice we’re keen to hear from you too. We acknowledge that the identities above are not totally inclusive and as such we’re keen to hear from all gender and sexual minorities across all cultures.
You don’t have to be explicit about your identity in your submission but we would be very happy to hear you describe yourself. You do need to live or have lived in New Zealand to be considered for the anthology.
Please send your submission, including a brief bio that includes reference to your publishing history, to firstname.lastname@example.org by 25 August 2019. Regardless of what you’re submitting please limit your submission to 5 poems or 3,000 words. If your submission includes previously published material, please include the publication details.
Please share this call for submissions widely as we’re seeking to reach well outside our networks particularly as we are Tauiwi.