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CALL FOR PAPERS: Queer Parenting Edited Collection

Demeter Press is seeking submissions for an edited collection on
Publication Date: Fall, 2008
Editor: Rachel Epstein

We are excited to be seeking submissions for a new book on queer parenting. We want the book to reflect current thinking, research, debates, issues, experiences and concerns related to LGBTT2IQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, 2-spirit, intersex and queer) parenting/raising children. We welcome submissions from parents, children, students, activists, scholars, artists and others interested in this area.

We are seeking:
• academic papers
• reports on community-based and other research
• personal stories and reflections that incorporate social/historical/political context
• poetry
• art work

We hope the book can begin to reflect the enormous diversity that exists across queer parenting experiences and raise interesting and possibly provocative questions about the implications of queer-identified people raising children. We particularly welcome submissions from those who are marginalized within “queer” communities.

We want to move from the defensive position we have historically been placed in (i.e. “proving” that our children are okay) to embrace the broad complexity of issues that concern us and our children.

Abstracts/Proposals (250-300 words) due: January 1, 2007
Acceptances will be made by: February 28, 2007
Accepted submissions due: July 1, 2007

Please send inquiries and abstracts/proposals to:
Rachel Epstein rachelep at rogers dot com

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