Monday, March 31, 2008

The Art of Resistance: Creative Writings on Prostitution

Call for Contributions: The Art of Resistance: Creative Writings on Prostitution

Deadline: September 15, 2008

Prostitution is an issue that impacts everyone in that its harm remains invisible due to systemic racism, classism, sexism, and histories of colonialism. As we make our way into the 21st century creative writing will be important for defining the movement against prostitution as well as functioning as a means for survivors to educate others about their experiences of violence.

We are looking for creative writing (prose, prose poems, poetry, creative non-fiction, short stories, micro-fiction, memoir, diary, multi-genre) for a groundbreaking anthology that addresses the harm resulting from prostitution.**

We invite submissions from survivors, family and friends of survivors, advocates, and all others who have experienced or observed the impact of prostitution on individuals, communities, and societies. Works that discuss race, class, sexuality, disability, nationality, colonization, globalization, and ethnicity and their relationships to systems of prostitution are encouraged.

Because this is a supportive place for people in prostitution, the requirement for submissions is that they engage with prostitution in critical ways that do not blame or reinforce stereotypes of prostituted people.


Guidelines for Submission of Creative Writing:
- Poetry: Up to five submissions per person (not all works will be accepted)
- Prose (creative non-fiction, short stories, micro-fiction, memoir, diary): A suggested maximum of 5,500 words (we have some flexibility with the word count)
- Email your submissions as word documents

Include the following in your submission:
- Bio: No longer than 5 sentences
- Full name as you would like it to appear if your work is chosen for publication
- Contact information: mailing address, phone number, and email

Send Submissions to:
Deadline: September 15, 2008

Email: if you have questions.

The co-editors are Annie Fukushima and Christine Stark. Annie Fukushima is a doctoral student in Ethnics and a Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender & Sexuality. She is also an activist that organizes with numerous organizations, and the founder of SAFEHS (Students & Artists Fighting to End Human Slavery). Christine Stark is an award-winning author and visual artist, speaker, and activist of Native American and European heritage. She is a co-editor of Not for Sale: Feminists Resisting Prostitution and Pornography.

**We define systems of prostitution to include street prostitution, stripping, bartering sex for food and shelter, adult and child pornography, escort and out-call prostitution, sex tourism, ritual abuse, massage parlors, saunas, phone sex, prostitution tourism, peep shows, mail order bride services, and international and domestic sex trafficking.

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