Call for Papers
Published by the New York State Black Gay Network, Institute for Gay Men's Health (AIDS Project Los Angeles & Gay Men's Health Crisis); Black AIDS Institute and The National Black Justice Coalition
Co-edited by Frank Leon Roberts and Marvin K. White
Submissions are currently being accepted for the second volume of the 2004
LAMBDA Literary Award-nominated anthology Think Again to be published by the
New York State Black Gay Network, The Institute of Gay Men's Health (a
collaboration between AIDS Project Los Angeles and Gay Men's Health Crisis),
The Black AIDS Institute and the NBJC (National Black Justice Coalition).
The first volume, which featured contributions by a diverse array of
writers, critics and artists such as Roderick Ferguson, Lyle Ashton Harris,
Tim'm T. West and Vincent Woodard, among others, attempted to re-think the
relationship between black men and HIV/AIDS. It is through this
"re-thinking" that new
This new volume will speak in even greater volume to and from black gay men
and black men who practice same-sex desire about the intersections of family
and social value. In Think Again 2 our
Submit your stories about family, both your biological and your extended.
Tell the story of how you got your name: gay, DL, SGL or Other. Answer the
question "Are you family?" Is there/has there
Committed to reaching various and broad publics, we especially welcome submissions from those involved in activist and community based organizations; unofficial historians of black gay cultures, those that have "seen and heard it all", public health agencies targeting black men of diverse sexualities and their clients; writers from film, performance, and entertainment industries; 'queer' burgeoning and subcultures including cultures of hustling, public sex and "ballroom/house/club" and J-Sette cultures; black gay and black communities of same-sex desire outside of the U.S., including by not limited to London and Europe, Jamaica and the Caribbean, Africa and 'Latin' America, as well as those centered in traditional academic institutions.
The volume will be edited by Frank Leon Roberts, a young scholar, activist and editor of Brownstone Magazine based in New York City and Marvin K. White, former member of Pomo Afro Homos, co-founder of B/Glam, and author of the LAMBDA Literary-Award nominated collections of poetry Last Rights (Redbone Press) and Nothin' Ugly Fly (Redbone Press), based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
All submissions should be single-spaced, copied in the text of the email and sent as an attachment to THINKAGAIN2@GMAIL.COM, and should not exceed 3,000 words. Please include a brief two to three line biographical sketch at the end of your submission. Do not attach jpeg, tif, or mpeg images with your work. Also, while we encourage narratives to be both poetic and critical, please do not send poetry (unless it is incorporated into your essay) or traditional academic essays (large blocked quotes, extensive footnotes, etc).
Publication Date: JUNE 2005