Drunken Boat is now accepting submissions for its “First Peoples, Plural” folio, to debut in issue #13 this winter. We will be considering poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, essays, visual art, sound art, video art, and web art by indigenous people worldwide. Our goal is to present a wide scope of work from a wide scope of people. Works might explore native identity and aesthetic (and their evolution), family, spirituality, sexuality, passing, othering, exoticism, and the media. Deadline: October 15th, 2010.
_Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art, and Thought_
International Queer Indigenous Issue
Edited by Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán
“The Ancestors We Were Looking for We Have Become: International Queer Indigenous Voices”
As queer Indigenous writers, and queer artists of color more broadly, we have spent many years looking for our ancestors, looking for those Native and brown people who loved as we did, who moved in the world and created a space for us. Part of our queer genealogy involves not only finding those voices in our lineage, in our Nations, but also recognizing the way we are becoming those we have sought, and the importance of recording our stories for those coming after, and making the journey with, for we are not only descendents but ancestors.
Kin coming together at the meeting grounds to share sustenance: stories of survival, resistance, and affirmation. May we make good medicine for our peoples and Nations. May our words nurture and move us forward, our visions deeply rooted in the past and the continuance of our presence.
Same-gender-loving, multiple-gender-loving, and transgender Indigenous peoples from around the world are invited to submit their work, words. May they be blessed.
Deadline: June 25, 2010. Earlier submissions encouraged.