CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Jane's Boy Press seeks poetry and nonfiction submissions for an anthology to share the stories of LGBTIQ people who have experienced or been closely affected by conversion therapy. In addition, Jane's Boy Press seeks prose and poetry from any person who stands in opposition to the practice of conversion therapy. The anthology, scheduled for publication in the fall of 2017, will be edited by Dustin Brookshire and Beth Gylys.
Submit up to two previously unpublished poems (max of two pages per poem) or one essay of no more than 5000 words via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All submissions should be received by 11:59pm on Saturday, April 15th, 2017.
Contributors should identify as someone who has experienced conversion therapy, been closely affected by it, or who stands in opposition to the practice. Poems / essays must explore the effects of conversion therapy. Payment will be in the form of a contributor’s copy.
Upon publication, all rights revert back to the author.
Direct questions to email@example.com.
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ABOUT THE EDITORS
Dustin Brookshire is the author of To The One Who Raped Me (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2012), a chapbook that explores taboo truths that are too-often unspoken and which chronicles a journey from victim to survivor. Dustin is a Pushcart Prize nominated poet whose work has appeared in Assaracus, Whiskey Island, OCHO, Oranges & Sardines, SubtleTea, Ouroboros, and Qarrtsiluni as well as the anthologies The Queer South: LGBTQ Writers on the American South (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014) and Divining Divas: 100 Gay Men on Their Muses (Lethe Press, 2012).
Beth Gylys A professor of English and Creative Writing at Georgia State University, Beth has published three award-winning books of poetry, Sky Blue Enough to Drink, (Grayson Books, 2015), Spot in the Dark (Ohio State UP, 2004) and Bodies that Hum (Silverfish Review Press, 1999) and two chapbooks Matchbook (La Vita Poetica Press, 2007) and Balloon Heart (Wind Press, 1998). Awarded fellowships and residencies at the MacDowell Colony, La Muse and La Centre D'art i Natura de Farrera, she has work published or forthcoming in many anthologies and journals including Rattle, Barrow Street, Paris Review, Kenyon Review, and Ploughshares.
ABOUT THE PRESS
Founded in 2014, Jane's Boy Press is dedicated to publishing the best of new, emerging, and established poets. We seek to do this through a series of full-length collections as well as chapbooks. We understand the importance of the chapbook in helping new writers make an impression on a reading market, so we apply the same focus to our chapbook releases that we do to our full-length collections.