Hoax #10 - Feminisms and Embodiments is taking submissions until March 31st, 2014! We ask that you read the following three links before you submit: mission statement, core values, and goals, general hoax faqs, submission faqs.
For this issue, the vast majority of submissions we have received have been memoirs about the embodiment of gender, particularly from cis women and people on the trans masculine spectrum, as well as various forms of poetry. Although we are open to all types of submissions and believe that all experiences are valid / worthy of expressing, we strive to publish material that is stylistically and substantially diverse. We are particularly eager to receive essays (rather than poetry — we enjoy poetry, however it can be excessively difficult to format) on the following topics (and more):
Sex and sexuality: sex work; the impact of sexuality upon one’s relationships; sexual embodiment
Incarceration: the prison industrial complex; physical freedom and embodiment
Science: scientific narratives influence our understanding of morality and “truths”; ways in which science reaffirms scripts of kyriarchy and embodiment
History / culture: mapping how former embodiments affect the present & the future; preservation of traditions & shared traits
Dis/ability: intersections of race, gender, class, and disability; illnesses & how they impact one’s daily life depending on how visible they are to others
If you have other ideas for a piece you would like to write, go ahead! We suggest emailing us with your ideas — we are always happy to work with you at any stage of the writing process.
We also need lots of artwork that will format properly as background designs — this means fitting properly into a vertical 5.5 x 8.5 page and contrasting well in grey scale. We would strongly prefer art that does not just portray thin / white / cis / able-bodied people.
rachel & sari
PS. We are two white female-assigned at birth (FAAB) individuals who identify as a cis woman and a non-binary person, respectively. We would like individuals of similar qualifiers to know that Hoax is absolutely not interested in printing FAAB vaginal-centered or -inspired art. Quite frankly, we find it cissexist and trite, and we are not interested in propping up or reinforcing the tired “vulva art = feminist” mindset that many white FAAB feminists hold.
PPS. Please re-blog.
UPDATE: We can no longer accept poems as submissions for this issue. Poetry has been the overwhelming majority of submissions we have received for Hoax #10, which is one of the reasons why we have had to push back the submission date for over half a year now. It is exceedingly difficult for us to format poetry and we can only print a select number of poems for layout and content reasons. We strongly encourage those who create poetry to submit to future issues of Hoax (like #11, which is also open for submissions) or to resubmit to #10 with essay-style pieces.