Saturday, May 7, 2011

Interesting Call for Submission

DO you remeber what it was like? I know I do. How can you forget those very formative years of growing up, through high-school and college? If they were good years, you want to remember them. If they were bad, you sometimes can't forget. Like many GLBT youth, my high school years were a very mixed bag of exciting, confusing, and very often, frightening and lonely.

How better to show the youth of today that they aren't alone than to tell our stories? That's why many of us write YA fiction, and why I've been contemplating it. So while I was out and about on the net searching out possible venues, I came across this: http://www.omgqueer.com/

So, I don't know that anyone of the age group that can submit a story to this anthology actually reads my blog, however, there might e someone who knows someone...you get the picture. There is a call out by Bold Strokes Book for a queer anthology about being young in today's environment: stories about coming out, or not coming out, fears, family, dating, and all that fun (and scary) stuff. The catch: it's for stories written by youth ages 18-24 14-24 (edit). Very cool. here's the link again: http://www.omgqueer.com/ if anyone is interested.

4 comments:

Karenna Colcroft said...

Ah, if only my daughter were three years older... this would be right up her alley!

Jaime Samms said...

See, now I just got a funny feeling, and I went and checked the link again, and good thing I did, because I quoted the ages wrong. It's 14 to 24. :D

Julie Lynn Hayes said...

I sent the link to my 21 year old daughter. :)

My 25 year old is just a year too old.

Jaime Samms said...

Awesome, Julie. Maybe she'll have a ms to send them. It sounds like a great idea for an anthology to me. Young people talking to each other. I just loved the idea.