Monday, August 29, 2011

Current Call for Submissions

Rainbow Voices Around the World: Is it Okay to Be Me?

UltraVioletLove Publishing is calling for submissions for your stories about life as a person who is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ) in YOUR part of the world, wherever that may be. Is it okay to be LGBTQ where you live? Tell us about some of your life experiences and about the laws there, if you know what they are. Sometimes the laws don't tell the whole story. What is it like socially and culturally where you live? Does your family religion impact your social acceptability? One important aspect of this is safety. Do you feel safe being out where you live? People from all regions of the US and around the world are greatly encouraged to represent their perspectives.

In 2009, I did an informal survey, asking members of the newly formed Facebook group, LGBT Worldwide, if it was safe to be gay in their part of the world. I was startled by the results of that poll and decided that I wanted to hear more about life as an LGBTQ person in various parts of the world--politically, socially, religiously, etc. I figure that I'm not the only person in the world who would find this topic interesting. Thus this anthology of informal social studies is born.  The proposed title for this anthology of autobiographical essays is Rainbow Voices Around the World: Is it Okay to Be Me? This may or may not change between now and publication next year. Your story can be up to 5000 words. There is a word count tool at the very bottom of this page if you're unfamiliar with how to track that.

Refer any questions regarding Rainbow Voices We will begin a Q&A as we get questions. Send submissions for Rainbow Voices Around the World to You will get a reply of receipt soon afterwards. If you don't, please resend or post to the UltraVioletLove Publishing wall on Facebook or Beth Mitchum's wall on Facebook.
The deadline for submissions is ongoing until the book is full and then we can begin on volume 2.

Benefits of Inclusion is these publications

In addition to bragging rights for being published, inclusion in these volumes gains you 3 free copies of the publication for your personal or commercial use. Plus you can purchase unlimited quantities of the publication at 50% off the retail price for use for your fundraiser or personal financial gain. We ask only that you never advertise new copies of the book for less than 60% of the retail cost, which will be $15.95, because that would drive the price down and harm others trying to make a profit from sale of their copies.  The income potential is unlimited if you are good at marketing. UltraVioletLove Publishing will advertise the books at all of its associated websites and will include names of all contributors, unless they request anonymity or the use of a pseudonym. 

Your submitted work is not guaranteed to be included and is subject to editing for grammar, syntax, etc. Any changes will be limited to ensuring the quality of the publication and will not pertain to content. Changes that are made will be sent to you electronically for your perusal and approval. Any corrected submissions not returned before the publishing deadlines given to you will be subject to withdrawal from inclusion to the final publication.  Submissions will not be returned, so please save a copy of your electronic submission and keep it on file for your own use. You retain all rights to your work and may reprint and republish them at will. We ask only for the right to publish your work in this book. If you decide to withdraw that permission, we will remove your contribution from future printings, although we can't guarantee that copies with your submission included will no longer be sold because of existing copies on the market.

Thank you.