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“Libulan: Binisaya Anthology of Queer Literature”, named after a gender fluid deity of the precolonial Bisaya cosmogony, is now accepting poetry, short stories, flash narratives, literary nonfiction, critical essays, and one-act plays written in the Binisaya language. Translated works from other languages are also welcome. The literary anthology is born out of the need to assert the underrepresented and non-visible queer identity in Binisaya literature. It seeks contributions from emerging and established writers in Binisaya who identify themselves as LGBTQIA+ — lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersexual, asexual, and others in the spectrum.
Submissions, either previously published or unpublished, may be any of the following: 1–2 poems (not more than 70 lines each); 1 one-act play; 1 flash narratives, i.e. flash fiction and flash nonfiction (500–1000 words); 1 short story (2500–4000 words); or 1 literary essay, i.e. nonfiction memoir, personal essay, travel writing, or other hybridized forms (2500–4000 words). Critical essays about queer works and writers (1500–4000 words in the MLA format) are also welcome. All prose and play submissions should be in Times New Roman font size 12, double spaced, in MS Word format. The anthology is also looking for works of visual art—paintings, illustrations, graphic design, digital photography, and typography—that will be considered for the anthology’s cover art and other pages. For previously published works, indicate publications where these have appeared.
Send manuscripts and/or artworks as email attachments to email@example.com together with a cover letter indicating your full name, email address, mobile number, home address, and a short bio note in the email’s body. Deadline of submissions is 1 September 2017. Inquiries may be directed to the email address above.
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