for Upcoming Book Project!
By LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, intersex, and asexual/aromantic) vegans for our community and as a “calling-in” for non-vegan LGBTIA+ folks.
Queer Vegan Anthology to be edited by Julia Feliz Brueck and Zoie Mcneill (we’d like to also invite the editorial collaboration of a Queer Black Trans woman/MaGe. If you are interested, please get in touch with us: email@example.com for details)
WHAT IS IT?
This will be a community-building and activist book project that will prioritize the voices of vegan BQTIPOC (Black, Queer, Trans, Indigenous, People of Color), disabled folks, neurodivergent individuals, and other marginalized peoples.
Potential topics include, but are certainly not limited to:
- How you conceptualize the dual identities of being vegan and LGBTQIA+
- How being a LGBTQIA+ person informs your consistent anti-oppression veganism and vice versa
- How you as a LGBTQIA+ experience vegan spaces (NGOS, festivals, sanctuaries, ect.)
- What you would like to say to non-vegan LGBTQIA+ folk
- How queer politics/queer theory could inform vegan activists
- Why the animal rights movement should prioritize consistent anti-oppression activism
- Personal journeys as a queer person to animal rights
What to Submit?
We are interested in receiving the following types of submissions:
- short reflections.
No word limit or minimum for submissions. Write as much or as little as you’d like.
IMPORTANT: Please note that all submissions must be pro-intersectional and nonhuman and ethics focused since veganism is a movement to fight nonhuman animal exploitation. However, you may also incorporate other aspects (environment, health, history, spirituality, etc.) in your piece that have had an impact on you related to veganism since we all experience veganism differently.
Who can Submit?
If you are a LGBTQIA+ MaGe (marginalized gender, i.e. cis women, trans and queer femmes, and intersex folks) please feel free to submit.
No prior writing training necessary and no educational requirement (no need to have a GED, high school diploma, BA, MA, or PhD).
Sanctuary Publishers is committed to helping to guide and publish neurodivergent folks and those with little to no writing experience, as well as non-maternal English speakers wanting to help raise the voices of nonhumans and other marginalized communities. This is important in order to ensure everyone has an equal platform and opportunity. Just let us know of your needs or make a submission, and we will work with you to get it to publishing quality with your approval each step of the way.
Is there Payment?
For this book, there *may be* a possibility of stipend available for contributors if your submission is accepted. Details to be announced at a later time.
Where do I Submit and When?
Send submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
First Deadline: September 1, 2019
Other relevant information:
Consistent Anti-Oppression Veganism encompasses the following ideas (as defined by http://www.consistentantioppression.com/):
- Recognizing that accessibility is a very real root issue that veganism must work on (access to healthy foods, classism, homelessness, etc.). Solving root issues is imperative in order to ensure access to all.
- Promoting veganism as a whole, not in pieces (single-issue veganism versus veganism as a movement centered on working against the oppression of nonhumans from human supremacy and one that is consistently against ALL oppression and exploitation – not just for some nonhumans and not a movement that adds to the oppression of marginalized people).
- Recognizing that different communities experience veganism differently. Therefore, ensure marginalized vegans lead on their own issues. Do not target people of color or marginalized groups with campaigns, instead support vegans of color working in their own communities (veganismofcolor.com is a good place to start).
- Recognizing that anyone’s vegan activism is not more important than their participation in oppressive behavior (ie. sexual assault, ableism, racism, transphobia, sizeism, etc).
- Tolerating human oppression means failing nonhuman liberation because human and nonhuman oppressions are intertwined. Therefore, make a commitment to address other “-isms” when you see them.
- Ensuring marginalized vegans have an equal platform within your organization/event beyond tokenism. Avoid cosmetic diversity. And SUPPORT those vegans by giving them a platform and compensating them as you would non-marginalized vegans.
- Working on root issues, do not target individuals (i.e. medicine shaming versus campaigning for vegan medicine/against animal testing; infant formula shaming versus supporting efforts towards maternity leave/vegan formula/maternity support)