Jun 032013
 

Quarterly Issues

We are seeking visual art, poetry, and literary prose for our quarterly issues. We seek work by and for the queer/GLBTQIA community.

Yearly Erotica Issue

Once a year in the summer Wilde Magazine will publish an erotica issue. This issue will contain work of a sexual nature.

Our mission with this issue is to present queer sex separate from a heterosexual model, and free from problematic ideologies such as sexism which manage to manifest themselves in many same-sex presentations of sexuality.

All the same rules apply, except that work must qualify as sensual, sexual, or erotic.

To submit, click here.

Rules:

  • The deadline for submissions for our summer issue is June 21, 2013, and we aim to release the Summer issue on July 21, 2013.
  • All submissions must be your original work.
  • Our editors will try to respond to you within a time frame of 2-3 months or less.
  • Wilde Magazine is a magazine by and for the LGBTQIA* community. While we might accept submissions from straight allies, our focus is on work from those in the queer community. Other than that, we seek a wide diversity is ethnicities, cultures, genders, religions, etc.
  • Work with sexual themes/nudity is permitted, so long as it is tasteful.
  • No simultaneous submissions or previously published work.
  • At Wilde Magazine, we want to see you succeed as an artist or writer. Therefore, if we feel your piece has potential, we will e-mail you back with suggested revisions or critique based on the opinion of our staff.
  • Make sure images are high resolution – no less than 300 dpi. Images with a lower resolution will be rejected and a higher resolution version will be requested. Please, check your work’s resolution before submitting!
  • Make sure the titles of your pieces are explicitly stated somewhere in your submission.

 

Wilde Magazine Publishing Rights

By submitting to Wilde Magazine, you confirm that the work submitted is original work created by you, the submitter.

You grant Wilde Magazine North American Serial Rights; therefore, following publication in Wilde Magazine, all rights revert back to you and your work may be published elsewhere and we will no longer retain copyright over it.

By submitting, you give us permission to use your name and biographical information on ours or any of our affiliated sites, and in external marketing efforts in social media. The information we use will be the name you attach to your submission and the cover letter.

Your work may be edited prior to publication, primarily copyediting for punctuation, correct spelling and grammar, and formatting.

In terms of formatting, your work may be subject to being overlaid with text for information, or even to have an overlay of poetry or prose. We seek to create an artistic composition of art and writing within the magazine.

You understand Wilde Magazine offers no monetary compensation, but as a contributor, you will receive a digital copy of the magazine.

By submitting, you confirm your understanding and agreement to these terms.

Thank you!

May 072013
 

Hello all!

I will be taking one or two interns for the Summer 2013 and here is the post about it, as many have asked. Please read below, pass on to anyone you think may be interested.

Pay: Unpaid, but happy to work on getting college credit. Free toys, etc, as bonuses, as well as a reference/future letters for future employment.

Time commitment: Approximately 5-8 hours a week. Schedule is flexible.

Location: Telecommuting interns welcome. Must have access to internet, preferably Skype or at least G-chat, and/or phone. Skype or in-person (Denver) meeting required on monthly basis.

Description (these are all of the things I’m looking for — am happy to divide it more into a sex ed intern and a marketing intern, if that’s what people applying tend to want) – inclusive but not limited to:

*Work on managing/organizing social media; creating press release lists, etc

*Streamline, create and mail monthly newsletters.

*Work on creating a one sheets for my books (as well as signings, podcast interviews, etc).

*Create marketing plan for both sex education and relationship counseling parts of job.

*Contact national schools, universities, sex toy stores, dungeons, kink conferences, book stores and more regarding bookings (involves procuring contact information).

*Create pamphlets on specific activities, safer sex, communication styles, and more.

*Help to write/create posts on healthy and enjoyable anal sex, g-spot play, kink basics, understanding gender and orientation, and more for website and handouts.

*Organize demo sex toys – catalog, etc.

*Work with gaining sponsorship, raffle items and bookings for Fall semester 2013/Spring semester 2014.

*Compile resource lists (inclusive of queer, kink and poly communities) for relationship violence, sexual assault/violence, doctors, therapists, etc.

*Work on translation of posts into Spanish

*Work on offering video workshops in both English and ASL

*And more as the needs may arise.

If interested, please send your answers to the following inquiries and a writing sample (blog post, paper, press release, etc) to shannakatz at gmail dot com by May 25th.

Name:

Age (must be 18 due to nature of some content):

Social media contact info:

Location:

Language(s) spoken:

Other jobs/activities you have/participate in:

Sexuality education/experience:

Internet experience:

Marketing experience:

Why you’re interested (and what parts you’re interested in particularly):

What you could bring to this internship:

What makes you a unique applicant:

Apr 282013
 
 At present, we (myself and my intern Rebecca) are compiling a list of Colorado business providers that are friendly to individuals who identify as Kinky, Queer, Polyamorous, and/or Transgender.  Although there are networks in existence that aid in finding nondiscriminatory providers, there remains a need for a comprehensive and accessible list so that individuals who identify as any or all of the above along with their allies may make educated decisions about their service providers.  receive the services they deserve  or individuals who are allies to the queer community may get the services they need and/or make educated decisions about their service providers.  This list aims to fill that need.
If you or your business would like to join our growing list of Kinky, Queer, Polyamorous, and Transgender friendly organizations here in Colorado, we would love to have you on the list. It is open to all type of providers; medical, mediators, therapists, massage therapist, lawyers, etc.
If this is of interest the information we will need from you is listed below.
Information we need from YOU:
1. The service you provide.
2. Your name and/or organization, plus contact information.
3. Your specialties.
4. Pricing.  Please note we will be highlighting individuals who offer sliding scale services.  Please let us know if that is indeed the case.
5. Any other information.
Please send the above information to rebeccaberen @ gmail. com to be included.
Thanks!
-Shanna and Rebecca

**If you are a M.D., Counselor, Chiropractor, Acupuncturist, and/or Massage Therapist please let us know which of the above four populations you are most comfortable/experience working with.  If you are comfortable working with all four populations, then list all four.  The reason we would like to know this is because your profession often brings you into contact with the patient in a more physically intimate way than the majority of other professions.  Because this is the case, individuals may wish to take special care when selecting a provider in this field.

Nov 282012
 

Hello all!

I will be taking one or two interns for the Spring 2013 semester, and here is the post about it, as many have asked. Please read below, pass on to anyone you think may be interested.

Pay: Unpaid, but happy to work on getting college credit. Free toys, etc, as bonuses, as well as a reference/future letters for future employment.

Time commitment: Approximately 2-6 hours a week. Schedule is flexible.

Location: Telecommuting interns welcome. Must have access to internet, preferably Skype or at least G-chat, and/or phone.

Description (these are all of the things I’m looking for — am happy to divide it more into a sex ed intern and a marketing intern, if that’s what people applying tend to want) – inclusive but not limited to:

*Work on managing/organizing social media; creating press release lists, etc

*Streamline, create and mail monthly newsletters.

*Work on creating a more inclusive press kit and one sheets for my books.

*Create marketing plan for both sex education and relationship counseling parts of job.

*Contact national schools, universities, sex toy stores, dungeons, kink conferences, book stores and more regarding bookings (involves procuring contact information).

*Help creating power points for pre-established workshops.

*Create pamphlets on specific activities, safer sex, communication styles, and more.

*Help to write/create posts on healthy and enjoyable anal sex, g-spot play, kink basics, understanding gender and orientation, and more for website and handouts.

*Organize demo sex toys – catalog, etc.

*Work with gaining sponsorship, raffle tiems and bookings for Spring and Fall semesters 2013.

*Compile resource lists (inclusive of queer, kink and poly communities) for relationship violence, sexual assault/violence, doctors, therapists, etc.

*Work on translation of posts into Spanish

*Work on offering video workshops in both English and ASL

*And more as the needs may arise.

If interested, please send your answers to the following inquiries to shannakatz at gmail dot com by December 20th.

Name:

Age (must be 18 due to nature of some content):

Social media contact info:

Location:

Language(s) spoken:

Other jobs/activities you have/participate in:

Sexuality education/experience:

Internet experience:

Marketing experience:

Why you’re interested (and what parts you’re interested in particularly):

What you could bring to this internship:

What makes you a unique applicant:

Jul 222011
 

Hey folks of Colorado -

Colorado Youth Matter (an awesome non-profit advocating for evidence based sex education inclusion in schools) is creating (through a partnership with Advocates for Youth) a Youth Advocacy Council. Now, they’re looking for people ages 15-22, so whether you fall in that range, or know a passionate person who does, and if you or they have a passion for inclusive sex education, now is the time to apply! You’ll get a stipend, plus a trip to a national AFY meeting, the opportunity to work on creating change, and much more. The info is below. Ready, set,…..check it out!

Shanna

Colorado Youth Matter in partnership with Advocates for Youth is searching for passionate youth and young adult activists from across Colorado to be part of a brand new Youth Advocacy Council!

The Colorado Youth Advocacy Council will be composed of 10 dynamic young people (ages 15-22) from around the state who will work together to advocate for comprehensive and inclusive sex education programs and policies in Colorado. Council members will take a grassroots approach to mobilizing communities around comprehensive sex education, social and reproductive justice, and other related policy issues by engaging communities to create opportunities that empower youth and their families to make healthy and informed decisions regarding their reproductive and sexual health.

Please pass this information and application on to all youth and young adults who you believe would be great activists to promote sexual and reproductive health. Feel free to pass this information along to others as well, as they may know someone who would be best for the job!

Click here to download an application or contact Joey at jtorres@coloradoyouthmatter.org with any questions. The deadline to apply is August 1, but applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.

Thank you,

Joey Torres
Youth Advocacy Coordinator
Colorado Youth Matter

Apr 202011
 

Hello all!

I’m looking at taking on one or two interns this summer, and here is the post about it, as many have asked.

Pay: Unpaid, but happy to work on getting college credit. Free toys, etc, as bonuses, as well as a reference/future letters for future employment.

Time commitment: Approximately 5-10 hours a week. Schedule is flexible.

Location: Telecommuting interns welcome. Must have access to internet, preferably Skype or at least G-chat, and/or phone.

Description (these are all of the things I’m looking for — am happy to divide it more into a sex ed intern and a marketing intern, if that’s what people applying tend to want) – inclusive but not limited to:

*Work on managing/organizing social media; create lists, etc

*Streamline, create and mail monthly newsletters.

*Work on creating a more inclusive press kit.

*Create marketing plan for both sex education and relationship counseling parts of job.

*Contact national schools, universities, sex toy stores, dungeons, kink conferences and more regarding bookings (involves procuring contact information).

*Work on two sex and disability books (one research, one anthology) — help with organization, research, proof reading, etc.

*Proof read/fact check books on sex positive sexual activities.

*Help creating power points for pre-established workshops.

*Create pamphlets on specific activities, safer sex, communication styles, and more.

*Help to write/create posts on healthy and enjoyable anal sex, g-spot play, kink basics, and more for website and handouts.

*Act as assistant for upcoming adult movies (one on sex and disability, one queer porn production).

*Organize demo sex toys – catalog, etc.

*Work with gaining sponsorship and bookings for fall 2011 and spring 2012.

*Compile resource lists (inclusive of queer, kink and poly communities) for relationship violence, sexual assault/violence, doctors, therapists, etc.

*And more as the needs may arise.

If interested, please send your answers to the following to shannakatz at gmail dot com by May 15th.

Name:

Age (must be 18 due to nature of some content):

Location:

Other jobs/activities you have/participate in:

Sexuality education/experience:

Internet experience:

Marketing experience:

Why you’re interested (and what parts you’re interested in particularly):

What you could bring to this internship:

What makes you a unique applicant:

Nov 232010
 

Re-posted from Audacia Ray.

The Red Umbrella Project (http://redumbrellaproject.com/ or on FB as http://facebook.com/redumbrelladiaries) is looking for a Blog Carnival Curator for our monthly sex worker blog carnival. Check out what we’ve been doing with the Carnival so far here: http://www.redumbrellaproject.com/category/blog-carnival/

(this is also posted here: http://www.redumbrellaproject.com/were-hiring-blog-carnival-curator/)

Duties:

  • Write and circulate a monthly announcement about the theme of the blog carnival
  • Curate pieces for monthly thematic blog carnival – curation may include targeted outreach like emailing bloggers, doing blog searches for posts that match the theme, other online outreach and research
  • Outreach to online sex worker communities to promote the Red Umbrella Project blog carnival and podcast
  • Stay updated on sex worker blogger communities
  • Make recommendations for potential performers for live events in NYC
  • Actively work to expand the representation of sex workers’ voices, ensuring industry diversity, and diversity along lines of class, race, gender, sexuality, and ability

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to and excitement about sex worker storytelling
  • Familiarity with the sex worker blogosphere – ideally, you are a sex worker blogger who participates in online communities
  • Daily internet access, ability to respond to emails in a timely way. You can live anywhere to do this job.
  • Familiarity with WordPress and social networks like Twitter, Facebook, Fetlife (please mention all you are active on in your application)
  • Commitment to actively work on expanding the representation of sex workers’ voices, ensuring industry diversity, and diversity along lines of class, race, gender, sexuality, ability, and other points of diversity
  • Priority for this position is given to a sex worker or former sex worker (self-identified) who is already actively engaged with sex workers online. Allies who have demonstrated commitment to sex worker rights are also eligible. You do not have to be out as a sex worker to apply; all disclosures in your application will remain confidential.

Time commitment: 5-10 hours per month, completely flexible – blog carnival needs to be posted by the last week of the month.

Compensation: $50 per month. Payable when blog carnival is posted.

To Apply: Email stories@redumbrellaproject.com with an introductory note that has links to online profiles and writings, as well as links to any special projects of which you have been a part. Also, please tell us who your three favorite sex worker bloggers are and why.

Deadline for applications is December 10, 2010 at 7 pm EST.

INFO ABOUT THE PROJECTThe Red Umbrella Project (http://redumbrellaproject.com/) iwas founded by activist and former sex worker Audacia Ray on the belief that storytelling is a building block of movement building and solidarity. People who have spent time in the sex industries know all too well the social and legal stigmas that prevent us from being treated with the dignity and respect we deserve. While researchers, the media, and myriad others fill up page after page with stories about the sex trade, the voices of people who have lived this reality are consistently denied and erased.

Everyone has a story, and the people who are best equipped to tell the stories of people in the sex trade are the people who have personal experiences in the industry.

The Red Umbrella Project has several elements:

  • The Red Umbrella Diaries is a monthly storytelling series in New York, where people who’ve tangled with the sex industry tell personal stories about the complications that arise when you mix sex and money. The event takes place the first Thursday of every month at Happy Ending in NYC.
  • Podcast: New episodes, featuring recordings of stories told by performers at the monthly series and occasional guest stories, are released every Sunday. The free audio podcast is available on the website as well as on iTunes.
  • The Red Umbrella Diaries Blog Carnival is a way for people who can’t attend the events in New York to share their stories, or for people who are too shy to share their stories onstage. Every month, host Audacia Ray selects a piece from the carnival and reads it at the event.
  • Workshops: Trainings for communities that are interested in storytelling, media advocacy and messaging, and media production.
Nov 032010
 

I know I’ll be submitting, and encourage you to please submit, or at the least, pass on this call for submissions. Thanks Sinclair for working on such a great book!

Shanna

Call for Submissions: Lesbian BDSM Erotica Anthology [Title Forthcoming]
To be published by Cleis Press in fall 2011

Editor Sinclair Sexsmith is looking for hot, sexy, well-written stories about kinky sex between queer women, from bondage scenarios to power play to role play to sadism and masochism to sensation play, for a new anthology of lesbian BDSM erotica. Looking for characters with a range of age, race, sexual experience, gender identity and gender expression: butch, femme, genderqueer, gender-non-conforming, dapper, and others will all be considered. Cis women, trans women, and genderqueer characters who identify with the lesbian community are welcome. Stories should have strong literary voice, characters, tension, and rising action. All characters must be over 18, prose only will be considered. For examples of what I am looking for, see Tristan Taormino’s collection Best Lesbian Bondage Erotica.

Deadline: January 1, 2011

How to submit: Send your story in a Times New Roman 12 point black font Word document (.doc) with pages numbered of 1,500 to 5,000 words to lesbianbdsmerotica@gmail.com. Double space the document and indent the first line of each paragraph. US grammar required. If you are using a pseudonym, provide your real name and be clear under which you would like to be published. Include your mailing address and a 50 words or less bio in the third person. Publisher has final approval over the manuscript.

About the editor: Sinclair Sexsmith runs the award-winning personal online writing project Sugarbutch Chronicles: The Gender, and Relationship Adventures of a Kinky Queer Butch Top at sugarbutch.net. With work published in various anthologies, including the Best Lesbian Erotica series, Sometimes She Lets Me: Butch/Femme Erotica, and Visible: A Femmethology volume 2, Mr. Sexsmith also writes columns for online publications and facilitates workshops on sex, gender, and relationships. Find her full portfolio and schedule at http://www.mrsexsmith.com.

Sep 072010
 

Another call for submissions, this one for an anthology on disability (different than the ones I’m working one). Please pass this along. I, of all people, know how hard it can be to get submissions.

Shanna

Ari Ne’eman and Stacey Milbern, Co-Editors

Deadline: January 15, 2011

This year, the disability community is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), civil rights law that protects the rights of disabled people.
Growing up in a post-ADA America has meant that many of us have had access to more opportunities than previous generations. We know if we had been born in 1967 instead of 1987 our lives would look completely different. We know the history of our people is tainted by eugenics, ableism, lack of access and the sting of low expectations. We recognize the work that has been done by disability movements over the last century to make the current lives we live possible. We are proud to be members of this vibrant, breathing, community.

Although the struggle continues, we recognize that the realities of disabled people look vastly different in many ways. With this in mind, we are requesting proposals for chapters in a book-length anthology to document this legacy and record the stories of disabled young people
talking about what it is to grow up with a disability in this day and age.

Part One of our anthology will attempt to explore how a new generation experiences these age old challenges, affording a chance to assess how far we have really come. Part Two of our anthology asks disabled young people to identify what our struggle looks like now.

We’re seeking a diversity of perspectives and topics. A few questions we pose as food for thought:
What does it look like to navigate the medical system?
What is it like trying to find and keep a job as a young person with a disability today?
How are mental health challenges and psychiatric impairments approached by family members?
Do students still have to choose between support and inclusion?
What is the impact of pity and charity?
How do we survive the traumas we experience by people who say they are helping us, whether this is in schools, in doctor’s offices, our places of worship, or within our support systems?
How do people with less visible disabilities choose whether or not to disclose?
How has the nature of “passing” changed or not changed?
How do we fight eugenics, with its many faces?
How do we work with personal assistant services and our support systems?
How is disability portrayed differently in American society?
How are media, and pop culture representations of disability viewed by the new generation of young people with disabilities?
What do our relationships and sex lives look like?
How do we find community?

We are seeking creative non-fiction essays from young people with disabilities ages 13-30 (some flexibility will be available for compelling submissions from individuals slightly outside our preferred age range). People with all types of disabilities are welcome to submit. Speaking from personal experience is strongly encouraged. The intent of this project is to use personal voices to capture the experience of the new generation of young people with disabilities.

Submissions should range from 2,000 to 5,000 words. Please include your address, phone number, e-mail address and a short bio on the manuscript.

Proposals are due by e-mail to voicesoftheadageneration@gmail.com to January 15, 2011 but we encourage and will consider for approval early submissions. Please e-mail co-editors Stacey Milbern and Ari Ne’eman at voicesoftheadageneration@gmail.com with questions.

Aug 252010
 

Special thanks to Holly over at Menstrual Poetry for passing on this call. As a fellow survivor of sexual harassment, assault and violence, I think this is a wonderful idea, and an amazing way for us to get our voices heard, and to stand up against a society that still condones such behavior. While this particular anthology is geared towards women and trans identified authors, I also want to make it clear that men can be (and have been) victims and survivors of sexual violence as well. People of all genders can commit sexual violence against people of all genders, reminding us that this is not a women’s issue, it’s not a feminist issues, it’s a PEOPLE’S issue.

If you feel so inclined, please considered submitting to this. If not, please think about writing on your blog about your experiences, or at the very least, passing it on. If you’re not a writer, perhaps you can donate time or money to one of the many local non-profits who work on sexual violence prevention and helping survivors. Still not into it? Support RAINN, the Rape and Incest National Network.

Only together can we create change.

-Shanna

Call For Submission

Dear Sister, edited by Lisa Factora-Borchers, is an anthology of letters and other works created for survivors of sexual violence from other survivors and allies. It is a collection of hope and strength through words and art.

The pathway for a survivor of rape and sexual violence is an unlit road of pain, isolation and doubt. In the weeks, months and oftentimes, years following, the healing process can be difficult to navigate without a community surrounding her. Imagine a compilation of literary arms bound together to offer words of understanding, solidarity and love. Dear Sister is an accessible and inclusive offering of hope, voice and courage; seeking writers and artists who wish to light a piece of that road and lift up other women in her healing.

It is an impossible task to write a letter to every survivor of rape, to every woman who lives with an invisible scar. Instead of thinking of the face of the person you are writing to, reflect on the image of an unlit path, a road with no clear footing. Your offering will be one light, among many, to make visible what was previously unseen, to illuminate what was hidden. You are providing a few more steps for someone to walk steadily toward their own recovery. Your words can be an anchor, a meditation, a prayer, a strong embrace or a gentle touch. The purpose of this anthology is not to retell stories of assault, but to help others regain a sense of balance and wholeness.

Mindfully move beyond what is commonly said and reflect upon radical companionship. Write what you wish for her to know and never forget. And if you lose focus, look deep into a mirror and reflect: What would you want to be told if you were in the darkness?

Information

Dear Sister primarily seeks letters but will accept poems, prose, essay and drawn art that can either be scanned for entry. Maximum word count is 1,000. Deadline for submission is November 1, 2010.

Women and transpeople of any race, creed, background, citizenship or non-citizen, ability and identity are encouraged to submit their words and work to uplift others in the healing stages of post trauma and violence. Both English and Spanish are accepted. All questions can be directed to dearsisteranthology@gmail.com.

Submissions can be emailed as an attachment with “Dear Sister Entry” in the subject to dearsisteranthology@gmail.com.

Hand written letters can be address and mailed to:
Dear Sister Anthology
P.O. Box 202468
Cleveland, OH 44120

Note from the Editor

Rape and sexual violence thrive in the silence of our homes and communities. Outreach must be wide and intentional if we seek to hear from those who are silenced. Please forward this to as many individuals, groups, organizations, listserves, websites and agencies that come to mind