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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Planting the Tree:
Mixedqueers on Race, Gender, Identity and Desire

Deadline: Jan. 19, 2000.

Planting the Tree (formerly Blood/Lust: A Mixedqueer Anthology) seeks essays, poetry, art and performance pieces that reflect the lived experiences of mixed-race trans, bi, lesbian, gay, two-spirit, hijra, bakla, patlatche, mahu or otherwise "queer" identified people. The editor seeks writing by people of all racial mixes, ages, social backgrounds, abilities and beliefs to speak about the complexities of being mixed and queer. This will include people who identify as more than one race and/or as racially mixed as well as those who identify with their mixed-race culture (i.e., mestiza/o, Creole, Metis, Melungeon, etc).

Subject matter may include anything related to our lives, stories and identities as mixedqueer people. The collection hopes to reflect the ways in which mixedqueer people understand and experience our lives and identities as wholes rather than parts.

Submissions must be typed or word-processed and double-spaced. Include your name and address on each page. Submit a cover letter as well a brief bio with your submission. No queries, manuscripts or responses can be returned without a self-addressed-stamped-envelope (and IRC if applicable).

Poetry: Up to five poems
Essays/Fiction/Performance Pieces: Up to 8000 words
Art: Up to five pieces. Do not send originals.

All submissions should be typed, double spaced, and should also include a brief bio/cover letter.

Send to: Planting the Tree, c/o Qwo-Li Driskill, 1122 East Pike St. #470, Seattle, WA 98122-3934. Include SASE (or IRC if applicable).

Queries may be emailed to mixedqueer@hotmail.com. Submissions by postal mail only. Manuscripts with pseudonyms will be considered.

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