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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Young and Kinky

May 18, 2009

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Young and Kinky, edited by Matt Johnson aka Bad Faggot

We’re the present and future of a network of communities which are growing by leaps and bounds but which nonetheless feel marginalized and threatened. We’re either hailed as saviors of a sexual culture or framed as a problem that culture is forced to confront in order to survive. We’re often talked about in the abstract but only rarely are our individual voices setting the terms of the conversation. This book means to shift that balance.

Young and Kinky (working title) is an anthology of short nonfiction by people under age 40 who are participants in leather, BDSM, fetish, kink or related communities. This collection defines “community” as broadly as possible: from educational events to sex parties, from book clubs to social networking sites, from erotic businesses to charitable organizations.

Possible topics for inclusion:

— coming out narratives: finding communities, finding other young kinksters
— forming our own groups: TNG, boys/girls of leather
— integrating into existing groups: how to do it successfully
— bars, clubs, contests: are kink institutions still relevant?
— the generation gap: relating to our elders and our history
— youth leadership in kink communities
— where we live: physical and virtual gathering places
— what we do: is our kink different?
— naming: what do we call ourselves and why?
— why now? are there more of us than there used to be?
— is age just a number? when are we no longer “young”?
— talking across divisions of gender and sexual preference
— does young equal submissive?
— social bias (racism, sexism, ageism, biphobia, transphobia) in the scene
— out in the world: kinky at work, with family, friends, and children, in other communities

Contributions should range from 1000 to 5000 words in length. Please no fiction, porn/erotica, or poetry. This is a nonfiction volume reflecting our lived experiences as younger kinky people of all genders and orientations. Contributions from women, transfolk, and kinky folk of color are particularly encouraged.

Please submit a summary (no more than 3 paragraphs) plus a brief contributor bio no later than June 30, 2009. Initial submission of full articles should be no later than December 31, 2009. Electronic submissions strongly preferred.

Contact:

Matt Johnson
badfaggot@hotmail.com

PLEASE REDISTRIBUTE WIDELY

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