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19 October 2011 @ 03:10 pm
ST 6 signal boost: we need your subs!  
You guys. I have done a first pass through all the ST 6 slush now. There are some awesome poems in it, and I'm really excited about that.

But let me tell you what there aren't many (or any!) of.
Subs from:

people of color
non-Americans
people with disabilities
QuILTBAG people

It's pretty shocking, in fact, how little diversity we have in our submissions pool this time round. We want to undermine this prevailing notion of SF as solely white, straight, cis, able-bodied, and American, and we think we can too showcase futures and pasts and presents and otherworlds from a multiplicity of perspectives.

But.
We can only do it if you send us stuff to work with.

So please. Grab a pen. Write us something. Send us something. Be heard. Our definition of science and SF is very broad, we promise!

(And if you're white, male, straight, cis, able, etc, and you have something awesome to send us? Please do! We want to be able to consider everyone's voices.)

And if you feel so inclined, please do signal boost :)
 
 
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Dr. Kvetchrose_lemberg on October 19th, 2011 10:54 pm (UTC)
Yessss. Please.
shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on October 22nd, 2011 06:17 pm (UTC)
What Rose said :D
pingback_botpingback_bot on October 19th, 2011 11:12 pm (UTC)
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pingback_botpingback_bot on October 19th, 2011 11:21 pm (UTC)
Signal Boost: Calling all SF poets!
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Sovay: Cho Hakkai: intelligencesovay on October 20th, 2011 12:28 am (UTC)
Our definition of science and SF is very broad, we promise!

Dude, I'm working on a queer science poem. It's just been a very work-busy month!
shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on October 22nd, 2011 05:53 pm (UTC)
Yay!
beloved of monsters and women made freepopelizbet on October 20th, 2011 01:23 am (UTC)
I have sent you a poem and I'll signal boost. <3
shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on October 22nd, 2011 05:53 pm (UTC)
Yay thank you :) And send us MOAR plz we want ALL YR POMES :D
Ashniashnistrike on October 20th, 2011 02:39 am (UTC)
I submitted! But I didn't mark my marked states.
shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on October 22nd, 2011 06:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you for subbing! :)
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shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on October 22nd, 2011 04:40 pm (UTC)
Yay!
Itinerant hacker adventuress: grey hand-drawn crowthewronghands on October 22nd, 2011 06:56 am (UTC)
I have girded up my courage and sent you something. Thanks for the motivation!
shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on October 22nd, 2011 04:41 pm (UTC)
Yay! Thank you for subbing! :)
I am currently in "words are word soup" land, but will check out new pomes once I can brain again.