Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Trans Love Stories- Call for Submissions

I think this is a most beautiful project! And if anyone wants to write something up, but feels a little shy or wants someone to help out with editing and structure and all techinal stuff that I am happy to read through and offer my humble assistance...

Submissions are being sought for an anthology of real-life stories by
transsexual (transsexed) people (MTF and FTM) and their experience of
being in love. Please note this is not an erotica or sex book, it is about
finding and being in love with a significant other.

We are seeking stories of 5000 words and written in the first person. The
relationship described can be short or long term, and the partner in
question can be current or past (for example if they are now deceased).
We would also like to include a photo of each contributor and their partner.

All sexualities are encouraged and welcomed – straight, gay, lesbian,
bisexual, asexual etc, as well as trans-trans relationships of any
sexuality. The point of the book is to show that good, loving relationships are
possible for transsexual people of all sexualities and for them to tell
their experiences in their own words, including the highs and lows.

We are seeking submissions from across the globe – Asia, India, Africa, as
well as the US, Europe and Australia.

The editors recognise and acknowledge the huge range of sex and gender
diverse people; however, the scope of this particular book is aimed at
those who identify as transsexual or transsexed – however a particular
individual defines those terms.

The book has been commissioned by the Haworth Press in the USA, a well-
known publisher of GLBTIQ titles, and will be published late 2007/early
2008.

Deadline for submissions is 31 January 2007.

Payment is $100 USD plus one copy of the book.

About the editors:

Dr Tracie O'Keefe DCH is a clinical hypnotherapist, psychotherapist,
counsellor, couples and family therapist, originally from London and now
based in Sydney, Australia. A transsexual woman herself she is well
known in the field of sex and gender diversity, having published many
papers on the subject as well as being the co-author of Trans-X-U-All: The
Naked Difference (1997), the author of Sex, Gender & Sexuality: 21st
Century Transformations, and the co-editor of Finding the Real Me: True
Tales of Sex & Gender Diversity (2003). www.tracieokeefe.com

Katrina Fox is an internationally known freelance journalist, also from
London and now living in Sydney with her partner Tracie O'Keefe. She
writes for Australia's national lesbian magazine LOTL, as well as features
and a regular weekly column, Keeping Abreast, for SX, Sydney's largest
GLBTIQ arts, news and entertainment magazine. Her articles have also
appeared in Diva, the UK's national lesbian magazine. She is the co-author
and editor with Tracie O'Keefe of the above-mentioned titles.
www.katrinafox.com

For more information and detailed guidelines for submissions, please email
transbooklove@yahoo.com 40yahoo.com>

Please pass this call out to relevant friends or colleagues who may be
interested in contributing, as well as relevant networks, message boards,
chat rooms and groups.

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