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CFP on Black Queer and Trans*Aesthetics: The 21st century marks a turn for centralizing queer and trans* lives, bodies, and activism in the broader work for Black liberation, representation, and aesthetics. From the central leadership of queer Black women who founded the US-based #BlackLivesMatter movement to the art-activism of South African artist Zanele Muholi to queer imams and bishops to the renaissance of black independent filmmaking such as Tangerine (2015) and “Auntie” (2012), Black queer and trans* lives are no longer ancillary or adjacent to global conversations on Black life. Though the specter of queerness and transness differs by geography, politics, language, public life, infrastructure, and so on, Black queer and trans* people are redefining their intersectional lives and loves away from mainstream White Gay Inc. global movements that are often concerned, primarily, with securing state-based financial benefits related to relationship recognition. All full manuscript submissions due by February 1, 2018. Issue is slated for publication in Spring of 2019. More info:

What Fresh Witch Is This? is a new feminist publishing platform for writing devoted to the strange, the transgressive, and the mischievous. We are currently accepting submissions of fiction and creative nonfiction (no more than 4000 words), flash fiction (70-500 words), poetry (maximum three poems per submission), and visual projects that engage with the theme of rage. The deadline for submissions to Issue II – Rage is January 2, 2016. Please visit our website for details:


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