Nothing to Hide: Voices of Trans and Gender Diverse Australia is a forthcoming anthology co-edited by Sam Elkin, Alex Gallagher, Yves Rees and Bobuq Sayed that will be published in 2022. It will showcase the creativity and diversity of the trans and gender diverse community, whilst also providing opportunity for cisgender Australians to gain a window onto the challenges and joys of trans experience.
Nothing to Hide will comprise thirty (30) contributions solicited via commission and an open call-out.
We are seeking creative non-fiction, interviews, poetry and graphics of up to 3000 words each from trans and gender diverse contributors. Each contributor who is selected for publication will be paid $300. We will actively prioritise submissions from underrepresented communities including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of colour, asylum seekers and new migrants, people with disabilities, people experiencing homelessness and/or incarceration, young people and the elderly.
The open call-out for submissions closes at 11.59pm Sunday 1 August 2021.
Send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: What do you mean by graphics?
A: We mean comics, graphic short stories, photography, word art, mixed media, painting, printmaking, drawing etc etc. If it can be printed in a standard paperback book, we will consider it.
Q: I do not have a connection to so-called Australia. Can I submit?
A: We are only considering submissions from people who have a meaningful connection to so-called Australia, or pieces about someone with a meaningful connection to so-called Australia. For example, if you live or have lived in so-called Australia, are currently seeking asylum to relocate to so-called Australia, or you do not live in so-called Australia but you are profiling a creative trans and gender diverse people who has a meaningful connection to so-called Australia, we will consider it. We will consider submissions from temporary residents (indeed we actively prioritise submissions from asylum seekers, international students and temporary migrants on insecure visas).