shweta_narayan (shweta_narayan) wrote,

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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
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.

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 :)
Tags: diversity, help, issue 6, science fiction, spec poetry, stone telling
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