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.

Aug 202010
 

Below is a letter from one of my absolutely favorite people, and one of the best and brightest sex educators in the field, the lovely and talented Megan Andelloux. In addition to traveling the country providing sexuality education to colleges, medical schools, toy stores and more, she is also the founder and operator of the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health in Rhode Island. This year, the Center will be putting on its 2nd Annual conference in October, and if you at all have the means to do so, I highly suggest to mark your calendars and head there on October 10th for an educational experience that just cannot be missed.

-Shanna

Hi!

I’m writing in hopes that you will be able to attend The 2nd Annual Conference held at The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health on October 10th, 2010.

As a certified sexologist and sexuality educator, I know how difficult it can be to locate sex positive information and so, for the 2nd year in a row, The CSPH will gather the sex-positive community together again for a few hours to promote sexual health, pleasure and advocacy issues.

Titled “Talking About the Taboo: Discussing Difficult Issues in Human Sexuality” The CSPH hopes to highlight the current day challenges, achievements and hot topics that the sex positive world works with.  This annual event finds the commonalities between the different communities and services all of the invited guests provide.  It seeks to bring the different fields of sexuality together in hopes of supporting one another while educating the public.

The CSPH is dedicated to empowering and educating individuals about sexual health and pleasure.  With a brick and mortar location created for individuals to access reliable and relevant resources regarding sexual issues, The CSPH offers sexual health resources, counseling, lesson plans, and education materials, creating an environment where community members can come together to advocate for sexual health, pleasure and education. There is no other group on the East coast that combines advocacy, education, and healthcare all under one roof.

The 2nd Annual Conference will be held in The Grant Building (where the CSPH resides) located in historic downtown Pawtucket.  http://www.thegrantat250.com.  The event itself is scheduled to take place on Sunday, October 10th, from 1:00-5:00pm.  Our plenary speakers include: Dr. Charlie Glickman, Dr. Logan Levkoff, Dr. Anita Wagner, Princess Kali and Sinclair Sexsmith.

Last year we had over 250 people attend and had thirty organizations present.   Health care providers and medical schools set up booths providing medical information and sex toy companies showed off their wares.   This year we have new professional organizations dealing with aging, gender, sexual exploration, addiction, sexuality journals, and sexual assault prevention to add to our roster.

Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health at the number below.  This event is open to both the community and professionals for it’s not often we can gather the many different components of sexuality issues together,  so we hope that you will join us!

To help ease in your attendance there is plenty of free ample parking,  and a silent auction will take place ensuring that participants who would like to go home with some goodies will be pleasantly excited.

Please feel free to pass this information along and we hope to see you there.

Sincerely,

Megan Andelloux

Sexuality Educator, AASECT
Board Certified Sexologist, ACS

The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health
250 Main Street, Box 11, Pawtucket, RI 02860

www.TheCsph.org
TheCSPH@gmail.com