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Taking Submissions: Rites of Passage: An Anthology of Queer Pagan Fiction
Deadline: June 30th, 2022
Payment: A flat payment of $25-$75
Theme: The theme of coming of age as a queer pagan
Rites of Passage: An Anthology of Queer Pagan Fiction
Coming of age as a queer person can be a difficult but exciting time. Queer people know that they’re different growing up but it’s during this coming of age that they finally connect the dots and understand what is so different about themselves. Previous generations identified heavily with labels such as gay, bi or lesbian and with various queer subcultures. The current generation has largely eschewed these labels and allowed their identities to be more fluid in terms of both sexuality and gender.
Along similar lines, the current generation of Pagan have had ample resources available such as books and the internet. They haven’t taken the traditional road of finding a teacher or initiating into a tradition.
This sets up a tension between the generations as the older generations attempt to gatekeep based on initiations, traditions and labels while the younger generations live more fluidly.
This anthology will explore the theme of coming of age as a queer pagan. We are also interested in exploring this difference between the generations with one generation identifying their difference through labels while the other refuses to label what makes them different.
The genre or setting of the story is less important than the exploration of the theme.
Please submit your stories of 2500 – 7500 words that have not been previously published. Simultaneous submissions are fine.
Payment will be a flat payment of $25-$75 within 30 days following publication.
To submit, please end an email to [email protected]. Put the title of the anthology in the subject line.
Deadline: June 30, 2022
Via: Periculum Press.
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Selene MacLeod is a night operator and sometime writing hobbyist. She holds a BA in Communications from Wilfrid Laurier University and resides in Kitchener, Ontario. Her work has appeared in several horror and crime fiction anthologies, most recently Shotgun Honey, Drag Noir (Fox Spirit Books); and the upcoming Freakshow: Freakishly Fascinating Tales of Mystery and Suspense (Copper Pen Press), and Tragedy Queens (Clash Media).She’s most excited about editing a charity anthology for Nocturnicorn Books called Anthem: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen, due out late 2017.