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Please, May I Have Another?

It's not productive for me to look at Craigslist when I don't actually need any new customers. I guess I just can't help myself.

Chicago Artist's Coalition, in cooperation with New Victoria Publishing, is holding an open call for submissions.
We are looking for submissions about sex, preferably queer sex and preferably non-fiction. Some erotica will be considered, but our focus is on a creative non-fiction analytical look at sex, without making it textbook boring. We'll take personal accounts, research papers and maybe, if you're lucky, some really, really good erotica.
Our selections will be published in a book slated to come out sometime next year, probably in December. We have also selected five artists to appear in the book, with pieces regarding queer sex.

Submissions may be no longer than 5,000 words in length.
Deadline is Jan. 30th.
We will notify you of our selections no later than Feb 22nd.
please send electronic submissions to the address above with an appropriate subject line and all your important contact info.

Manuscripts can be mailed to

CHARC/NV
XXXX west montrose
suite 3
Chicago, Il
XXXXX


Location: Chicago and everywhere.
it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
Compensation: no pay


Oh, really? Maybe, if I'm lucky, and my queer erotica is really, really good, you'll publish it and pay me NOTHING?

Give me a fucking break.

Comments

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cass1969
Dec. 27th, 2007 07:09 pm (UTC)
You want to get paid to work? Wow, what a concept!!
jordan_c_price
Dec. 27th, 2007 07:20 pm (UTC)
Ha ha! I think the "very very lucky" part was what threw me into coniptions.
deborak
Dec. 27th, 2007 10:57 pm (UTC)
FAIL.
(Anonymous)
Jan. 6th, 2008 07:15 pm (UTC)
money
Most small lit journals and anthologies from small presses don't have the money or backing to pay writers, or if they do pay it's minimal. That doesn't make these lit journals or anthologies any less important.
It seems that as a writer, you should understand that these small presses are a crucial means for getting new (and esp. GLBT) writers published/noticed.
It's not always about the money.
(Anonymous)
Jan. 6th, 2008 07:16 pm (UTC)
money? sure, it would be nice but...
Most small lit journals and anthologies from small presses don't have the money or backing to pay writers, or if they do pay it's minimal. That doesn't make these lit journals or anthologies any less important.
It seems that as a writer, you should understand that these small presses are a crucial means for getting new (and esp. GLBT) writers published/noticed.
It's not always about the money.

robwilliams.org
jordan_c_price
Jan. 6th, 2008 07:26 pm (UTC)
Re: money? sure, it would be nice but...
Hi Rob,
I appreciate your input. It actually wasn't the no-pay aspect that ruffled my feathers! It was the implicit tone of "if you're really, really good, and you're really, really lucky." Here's the actual wording:
and maybe, if you're lucky, some really, really good erotica.

Why on earth should writers work for free and then be treated as if it is a privilege to contribute their work for nothing? I think it should be the other way around. The small presses should feel honored that authors are willing to donate hours and hours of their time.
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