Hope everyone is having a lovely summer (or managing to dodge the thunder storms, if you’re in England!).
This is the official call for submissions for Michaelmas 2012’s edition of [no definition] magazine! Please forward on to any interested folk!
I realise it’s summer, everyone’s got sun (rain) to enjoy, and half of you have probably graduated – but think on how self-righteous and satisfied you’ll feel having brewed me up some wonderful piece of art or writing to sell the gay agenda to all next year’s freshers! (nb: joke. Please don’t sue.)
Or if that ain’t working for you, just write something for me because otherwise all those freshers are going to have to read an entire magazine full of what I did all summer. Which is interesting to me, but…
The theme is bodies!
How does your body affect your sexuality? What about the politics of ‘looking gay’ versus the policing of LGBT club nights? How do body positivity movements tie in with the LGBT movement? What are the dynamics of LGBT bodies & sports/fitness? Do you believe sexuality is essentially bodily-based, or do you radically oppose such stances and why? How do you feel your sexuality affects your gender presentation? Are androgynous bodies priveleged? How can the LGBT movement intersect with the body positive movement? How has your LGB/T status affected your view of, or interaction with, sex?
These are just a few ideas I’ve dreamt up – by no means feel limited to them! As ever, we welcome submissions in any format, with an upper word limit of 2000. One paragraph of opinion is just as welcome as an essay. You can be anonymous or under a pseudonym, just let me know. I’m happy to chat to anyone if you’re unsure about your ideas. Submissions are welcome from everyone – you don’t have to be affiliated with the uni or anything! It would be great to get a wide variety of entrants.
The deadline is August 16th! That gives y’all about six long weeks to get thinking & making!
Do hit me up if you’re contemplating submitting, so I can make a wonderful organised list of you all and know how much I need to harass you! Don’t feel any pressure to perform – I’m happy to chat if you’ve got any questions, without any commitment!
Thanks so much and I can’t wait to hear from you (yes, you),
p.s. Do let me know if you want any back issues, paper or PDF, and I’ll see it gets sorted out.