Queer writing for a brave new world
This nitiative was set up in 2018 as an experimental project to bring together emerging LGBTQ+ writers to support each other in their writing and to share information and experiences.
The chapbook is one of the ways we will engage LGBTQ+ writers on a deeper level and create an opportunity for emerging writers to get their work Out on the Page.
The idea for 'Queer Writing for a Brave New World' came from talking with The Modernist Society about their highly regarded small press. We came up with the concept of a chapbook that would seek to capture the spirit of modernism from a queer perspective; looking at modernism past, present or future.
Emerging LGBTQ+ writers will be selected from an international open call for LGBTQ+ writing (poetry or prose, fiction or nonfiction) and photography (colour) in June 2021.
Paul Bradley-Cong , the Founder and Project Director will chair an 'external' panel to choose the selected writers and photographers. Why modernism?
They are interested in the optimism of modernism, that sense of emerging from adversity towards something better and are aiming at an intersection between writing, images and typography that draws inspiration from and reflects upon aspects of modernist architecture, design, the built environment and society.
Please help them To enable to get LGBTQ+ writers ‘out on the page’ as they need help to raise the funds necessary to cover the costs to produce our chapbook; these include, design, printing, project management, and importantly, value the work of our contributors by enabling us to pay them a modest artist fee.
This project relies solely on Crowdfunding to be able to go ahead.
Thier crowdfunder is now live on Kickstarter http://kck.st/3uF1jYi
You can help emerging LGBTQ+ writers get ‘out on the page’, receive a copy of the chapbook and be part of this exciting project.
As well as contributing to their crowdfunder you can also help by sharing the crowdfunder with your family, friends and social networks.
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