Her Saturn Returns: Queer Women of Color Life Transitions
Editor: Shawn(ta) Smith
Deadline: October 15th, 2012
Payment: A copy of the Anthology
Length: 2,500 words or less
Her Saturn Returns Anthology, a series in Queer Women of Color Life Transitions is seeking non-fiction essays, memoir, interviews, and other forms of documentary writing. Pieces are by or about women who are experiencing their 1st Saturn Return -turning 30, or their 2nd Saturn Return -turning 60. All women who identify as queer, lesbian, or bisexual, and of color with a story about their transitional life events may submit.
Perhaps after turning 26 you realized life moved at a different pace.
As you approached 30, you may have…
fell in or out of love,
landed into a surprising career,
had a nervous breakdown,
moved thousands of miles away from home,
fought with a loved one,
became newly diagnosed,
changed your gender-presentation,
joined a degree program, or other cult-like entity like a coven or collective,
started a business,
lost a parent or grandparent,
connected with your spiritual center,
realized you were worthy, and beautiful, and sane.
When our Saturn returns, we experience major life transitions. Except as queer women of color, we push against the lines of normalcy. Unlike our heterosexual counterparts of the same age and gender, we are unlikely to experience childbirth or the monotony of marriage. Yet, how can we prepare for this unpredictable life that we must transition into? How will we know what to expect unless we share our stories?
For submission guidelines and more information, click here.