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Annick Press puts out call for submissions for trans anthology for young readers

j wallace skelton (Photograph by Zoë Gemelli)

Annick Press is putting out a call for submissions for a new anthology, aimed at ages 12+ and to be created by and for the trans, non-binary, and genderqueer communities – slated for publication in 2022. This groundbreaking project will provide #ownvoices representation all the way through its creative production from the writers and illustrators to the editor, copyeditor, proofreader, and designer.

Editing the project is j wallace skelton, an author, activist, and PhD candidate in education. “So often books about trans (binary and non-binary) young people are written about us by others. This is a book by and for Two-Spirit, trans, and genderqueer people. We are writing our own community, building the maps we need, and telling our own stories,” said wallace skelton in a press release. “We’ll be here fully formed, not just withstanding transphobia (although we do) but also as culture makers, ancestors, people with history. We are very deliberately making a beautiful book because trans people are beautiful. We are gifts to ourselves and the world.”

Annick is accepting fiction and non-fiction entries and there will be an emphasis on highlighting work by younger writers and by Black writers, Indigenous writers, writers of colour, disabled writers, and anyone living at the intersections of these identities.

The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2021, with a call for illustrators to follow. For further information, visit Annick’s website.