Rolling submissions until all slots are filled with expected spring press date. Don’t wait to apply!
Please scroll down for application. Let is be stated that submissions that do not follow the very simple protocols will not be reviewed. Aka read the call.
What we need from you:
Proposal should not be more than a paragraph and should include your name; contact info; if (and where) this has been published anywhere else, including online; your website and/or any other way to view your work online if you have one. Additionally, include either (a) finished piece(s) or a proposal for ten pages of content.
What we are looking for from submissions:
The call is for work that qts have created during this time where disabled QTBIPOC (queer, trans, black, indigenous, poc) are facing the most isolation, alienation and direct aggression than any other identity group. As artist it is during these times of duress that our heart shines through and some of our best work comes out. This book will be that gold of the heart shine that has brought the queer to quarantine, to queeratine. So many of us artists used this time for self-reflection, to start creating new work. We want to bring that work together in a multimedia package that is accessible to as many people as possible.
Stories, poetry, drawings, etc should have been produced after your geographical area was put on quarantine and generally reflective of the impact of quarantine – but if that means you wrote a bunch of porn. Cool send it our way. We still are still working out how being sex positive and youth positive is going to work out logistically but we are committed to working that out.
This is an anthology of short stories and other art to fill ten pages with writing or visual art reproducible in mostly b&w with one color or fine print black on good paper. Contributors will get one of a limited handmade artbook in addition to a stipend.
We are accepting submissions from anyone who identifies under the queer umbrella but have created an equity pay scale that privileges black and indigenous people and the curation team was recruited with centering black and indigenous peoples in mind. Those who submitted by the first round (11/23/2020), and accepted, were invited to be on the review committee for the later submitting applicants. Click here for more about our peer review panel of primarily disabled qtbipoc.
We are starting with a call for art reproducible in print media. We have grant to produce a book but through conversations we realized it would be better as something that had a multimedia component for accessibility and artistic integrity. We applied for another grant to record poets and writers reading their own and possibly others work. Artists are invited to consider and speak to how your piece would lend to a multimedia – audio and print (for right now).
If you would like to share your identities that impact your marginalization, please do – we are centered in equity which means centering disabled, queer, trans, black, and indigenous peoples. This is reflected in our curation and compensation model.
Please contact us if the form above is not working or you need any accommodations. You can also email: admin at conspiracyofgeniuses dot org