Call for Submissions | Calling all writers, artists etc. Please consider submitting & share widely. Thank you! Deadline for abstracts Nov 15, 2015. Notice of Acceptance Jan 15, 2016. Final Submissions Due April 15, 2016.
ANTHOLOGY CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | PLEASE SHARE THANK YOU!
Deadline for Proposals NOV 15, 2015
We’re looking for your stories – body stories– from women (trans-inclusive) who self-identify as fat, curvy, voluptuous, plus size, etc. We want to know all the ways your relationship with your body has been great, awful, complicated and confusing.
Maybe you grew up with a body you loved, but quickly learned that others around you thought your body was all wrong. Maybe your body has held you up in times of crisis, even when you haven’t always treated it right.
Perhaps you have a body that’s a fierce and fabulous extension of your internal self.
Or maybe your body has transitioned, through genders, sizes, shapes, spaces, ages and has had different experiences in its different forms or spaces.
We want to hear it all—about your body through all the ugly, the unsure, the beautiful, curves and folds. We want to hear about your body and the ways it supports you and challenges you. We want to know how you perceive it, how others perceive you and if and why this impacts your daily life. We want to hear how thoughts about your body (size, race, gender, shape, ability etc.) are connected with other important aspects of your life (working/careers, family, dating, friendships, doctor offices, change rooms, travel/transportation, education, mental health, fashion, consumerism, popular culture, law, politics, policy etc.)
We want to take these stories, written in words, in images, in poems and song and put them together into a book called “In our skin: Our bodies, our stories”.
If this sounds like your type of project, send us a proposal (aka abstract) telling us about your idea by November 15, 2015. If we choose to include your submission, we will let you know in January 2016. You will have until April 15, 2016 to provide a final complete submission. Send us your abstract and a 50-word bio by Nov 15, 2015 to:
Anthology Editors: Jillian_Andrew@edu.yorku.ca and May.Friedman@ryerson.ca
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PLEASE SPREAD WIDELY:) THANK YOU!
CALL FOR PAPERS
is seeking submissions for the edited collection entitled
In Our Skin: Our Bodies, Our Stories
Editors: Jill Andrew & May Friedman
Deadline for Abstracts: November 15, 2015
We seek submissions – body stories– from women (trans-inclusive) who self-identify as fat, curvy, voluptuous, plus size, etc. We encourage those submitting to reflect, document and analyze relationships with their bodies in conversation with or informed by the many social locations we all occupy (i.e. gender, disability, race, class, sex, sexuality, religion, geography, age etc.) as well as our multiple roles and performances we embody (family members, mothers, workers, students, consumers etc.)
We are interested in learning about women’s body experiences which includes our ways of navigating in, through and with institutions that have historically discredited certain bodies based on body weight, shape and size among other intersectional embodiments of so-called rebellion (i.e. race, disability, class, gender etc.). Outside of individual stories about our bodies and experience(s), we are also interested in submissions that critique socio-culturally normalized body ideals and the systems/economies (i.e. diet industry, media, family & ancestry, food politics, healthcare, social services, housing, transportation etc.) that uphold these ideals while proposing newer ways of being and living in our bodies, “talking back” and transforming spaces. We invite academic, non-academic, accessible, community-based, narrative and creative submissions from women of diverse disciplines and life philosophies to submit.
Topics may include (but are not limited):
Our bodies in relation to sites of learning (i.e. school, popular culture, politics, social media, technology, environment, geography, fa(t)shion, anti-fashion movements, countercultures etc.); personal stories of coming into/out of knowing our bodies; women, friendships & our bodies; our bodies as mothers; lovers & our bodies; desirability; critiques of body regulation practices (i.e. surgeries, excessive exercise, to waist-training etc.); globalization and our bodies; fat archetypes “good” and “bad” fat; critiques of body acceptance and fat activist movements; commentaries/examples of our fat activisms, ally activisms; futurisms and reimagining our bodies; functions of fat phobia; unpacking “beautiful”; the beauty of ugly; fat sheroes and superpowers; neoliberalism and fat body politics; memories our bodies hold; our bodies in/through space and/or time; fatness and representation including transgressive representations; fat bodies and access/in access to services; our families and our bodies; our bodies & health care; fat biopolitics; historicizing our bodies, and our body as archive.
Abstract/Proposal (150-300 words) with a 50-word biography due: November 15, 2015
Acceptance notices will be made by: January 15, 2016
Academic Completed chapters (15-18 pages double-spaced with references in MLA format) and Non-academic and creative submissions (length/format discussed with editors upon notice of acceptance) due: April 15, 2016
Please send inquiries and abstracts to the editors at
Jillian_Andrew@edu.yorku.ca and May.Friedman@ryerson.ca
Jill Andrew, PhD candidate, is co-founder of the annual Body Confidence Canada Awards (BCCAs), a columnist and educator. Dr. May Friedman is an Associate Professor at Ryerson University, School of Social Work.
Final contributors published in the anthology will receive 2 complimentary copies of the publication and 40% off of Demeter Press titles purchased
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