Design by Kayla E. | Animation by Samantha Navarro
Conversations, poetry, fiction, comics, and essays by queer + trans folks and/or survivors living with addiction Extended Deadline: February 28, 2017 Edited by Kayla E. + Laura B. of Nat. Brut
We want to hear from queer + trans folks and / or survivors of sexual assault and abuse who are grappling with addiction / substance use. We acknowledge that trauma and oppression can be contributing factors to substance abuse. We acknowledge that substance use is not the same as substance abuse. We recognize and understand that addiction is intersectional. We value and encourage submissions from people of color and individuals who are differently-abled, neurodiverse, and / or low-income. We welcome and warmly embrace individuals with new sobriety, long-term sobriety, or desired sobriety. We welcome and warmly embrace individuals in active addiction. We welcome and warmly embrace individuals who are relapsing. We welcome and warmly embrace individuals who are proactively examining their use of substances as a means of survival. “Recovery” is not a prerequisite. You do not need to be okay right now. You are welcome here. We want this space to be an exercise in community building, harm reduction, vulnerable sharing, and empathetic listening. Anonymous submissions are welcomed and honored. All accepted works will be published online, and pending funding, we plan to release a limited-edition print supplement as well.
Conversations | If you are interested in being interviewed, please submit a 100-500 word pitch. Poetry | Please limit five poems per submission. Fiction | We consider stories up to 5,000 words in length, but we tend to publish shorter work. Please limit one story per submission. Comics | We accept submissions of comics up to seven pages in length. Comics may be in color or black and white. If you're submitting older work, please be sure that it is vertically oriented. If you plan to make new work to submit and have questions about dimensions, please contact us at email@example.com. Essays | We consider pieces up to 5,000 words in length (please feel free to submit pitches as well). Please limit one essay per submission.
Submissions are free and close February 28, 2017. Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.