Jun. 7th, 2013

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Bi Men’s Anthology: Call for Writing and Artwork!

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 30!

Due to the inspiring response to our original call and the impressive quality of the submissions we’ve received, we have decided to expand the vision of the anthology to include an e-book and print book, and to include a subset of selections online on the Good Men Project Magazine. We are therefore also extending the call for submissions and inviting additional work for inclusion in the anthology. If you identify as a bisexual (or anthrosexual/ambisexual/fluid/no labels/multisexual/omnisexual/pansexual/pomosexual/polysexual or in some other way as non-monosexual) man/male-identified person, we hope you will consider submitting your work.

You are welcome to submit essays, fiction, images, cartoons, poetry, or any combination of these. Suggested length for submissions is 500-2500 words.

You can submit work about anything you want, as long as it is somehow related to bisexual identity, practice, and/or experience. Suggested topics include:


Why and how you identify sexually;
Where you find support and/or community;
How your experience of sexual identity is shaped by your other identities (race/skin color, ethnicity, class, geography, religion, age, gender identity, etc.);
Stories about falling in (or out of) love or about relationships;
When and how you came out to yourself;
When and how you choose to come out to others;
Being a bi-identified man in different communities (e.g., heterosexual, SGLBTQI, kink, polyamorous, ethnic, religious, professional, cultural, etc.);
Racism, sexism, homonormativity or heteronormativity in bisexual spaces;
Marriage and marriage equity;
Being a father and managing family life;
Brotherhood and building men’s communities;
Organizing for social justice;
Ecological consciousness and sexuality;
Postcolonial queer identity;
Envisioning queer futures;
Mothers/Fathers and their bi sons;
HIV/AIDS, prostate/testicular cancer, or other health challenges;
Healthy living;
Media images of bisexual men (general or pornographic)
Being bi and out in gay organizations;
Bi men as elders and mentors.

We are also hoping to include a few resource lists. If you are interested in working on one of these, please let us know right away. Some ideas: bi men’s fiction, bi men’s nonfiction, bi men’s website; websites (bi or not) of particular interest to bi men.

We intend for the final project include a diverse range of voices and perspectives. Submissions from the Global South and people of color communities within North American and Europe are strongly encouraged. We are very much interested in the voices of young people, transgender men, and men living in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Indigenous/Aboriginal communities. If you feel that you rarely see people like yourself represented, please consider submitting work for the anthology.

Submissions are due by June 30, but it would be very helpful to get a sense now of your intentions.

The editors for this publication are Robyn Ochs, an educator, speaker, award-winning activist, and editor of the 42-country anthology, Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World and the Bi Women newsletter, and Dr. Herukhuti, sexologist, shaman, cultural worker, founder of Black Funk: The Center for Culture, Sexuality, and Spirituality and co-editor of Sexuality, Religion and the Sacred: Bisexual, Pansexual and Polysexual Perspectives.

Please write to us at bimen2013@gmail.com.

Thank you,
Robyn Ochs and Dr. Herukhuti
erynn: Gaelic merman image (Failure TRex)
So Sheela Lambert emailed me and a bunch of other folks - one of the guys who won an award last weekend got detained at the Canadian border because of his award. Seriously. Read this and know that biphobia really is a thing.

In other news, both fans in the desktop were replaced and the thing is whisper-silent again. This pleases me greatly. There's stuff I wanted to do tonight (like some writing) that I am too tired to really deal with, but I will probably do some tomorrow. I went to a friend's birthday party this evening and had a lovely time.

A decision has been made regarding my living situation and I'll talk a little about it in the next few days, but I am definitely selling the condo and moving. I can't stay here for months or years on end and depend on other people to drive me everywhere. It's just not going to work. I'm currently researching things and working out details.

I am going to have to pare down a lot on my stuff, which means selling a bunch of things, including part of my library, but I'm okay with that. I feel lighter for having made the decision.

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