topsidepress:

BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL! 
Are you back to sitting in a literature, women’s studies, queer theory, or another related class at some too-expensive university and finding that the syllabus is a little, er, light on the trans authors? We’ve been there.
Our 2013 zine, “Is There A Transgender Text In This Class?” makes the case that trans lit can and should be a part of many more academic discussions than it is right now. It also addresses the topic of “authentic” trans literature as well as offers a number of primary texts of fiction and poetry that we recommend.
As of today, It’s is available to download + print as a booklet-ready PDF, meaning the pages are in the right order so that anyone can easy print it, copy it double-sided, and have copies of their own to pass around to friends… or maybe a professor who needs to get a clue.
Download the booklet/print-ready version here. [PDF]
4 sheets of paper = 2 complete zines! 
Pro tip: Don’t have a long-arm stapler? No problem! Print + fold the zine, then trim off 1/4” from the edge using scissors or a paper-cutter. Voila! You can now staple it with a regular stapler.
If you just want to read the zine on your computer, it’s probably easier to get a copy here: http://topsidepress.com/zine
This zine is 100% free to copy and distribute. Share with abandon!
OH WAIT HEY WE PROBABLY NEED YOUR HELP! Once all this tour stuff is over, we should probably update it with new books, right? What are some trans fiction and poetry books that we should add to the resources section? Reblog w/your recommendations! (The main requirement is that the book is in print and for sale, since it’s pretty hard for professors to use rare or out of print books in their classes.)
We’ll try to issue an updated version by the end of this year, so send us your faves!
Also, duh: Wanna see some real live trans authors read their real fun new stuff? Casey Plett and Sybil Lamb are **currently** on a 37-city road trip tour of the US&Canada reading with tons and tons of local trans authors. Find out which city near you they’re coming to: http://www.topsidepress.com/tour

topsidepress:

BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL! 

Are you back to sitting in a literature, women’s studies, queer theory, or another related class at some too-expensive university and finding that the syllabus is a little, er, light on the trans authors? We’ve been there.

Our 2013 zine, “Is There A Transgender Text In This Class?” makes the case that trans lit can and should be a part of many more academic discussions than it is right now. It also addresses the topic of “authentic” trans literature as well as offers a number of primary texts of fiction and poetry that we recommend.

As of today, It’s is available to download + print as a booklet-ready PDF, meaning the pages are in the right order so that anyone can easy print it, copy it double-sided, and have copies of their own to pass around to friends… or maybe a professor who needs to get a clue.

Download the booklet/print-ready version here. [PDF]

4 sheets of paper = 2 complete zines! 

Pro tip: Don’t have a long-arm stapler? No problem! Print + fold the zine, then trim off 1/4” from the edge using scissors or a paper-cutter. Voila! You can now staple it with a regular stapler.

If you just want to read the zine on your computer, it’s probably easier to get a copy here: http://topsidepress.com/zine

This zine is 100% free to copy and distribute. Share with abandon!

OH WAIT HEY WE PROBABLY NEED YOUR HELP! Once all this tour stuff is over, we should probably update it with new books, right? What are some trans fiction and poetry books that we should add to the resources section? Reblog w/your recommendations! (The main requirement is that the book is in print and for sale, since it’s pretty hard for professors to use rare or out of print books in their classes.)

We’ll try to issue an updated version by the end of this year, so send us your faves!

Also, duh: Wanna see some real live trans authors read their real fun new stuff? Casey Plett and Sybil Lamb are **currently** on a 37-city road trip tour of the US&Canada reading with tons and tons of local trans authors. Find out which city near you they’re coming to: http://www.topsidepress.com/tour

ryansallans:

Amazon’s Transparent Is Great Television in Transition

Read Diane Anderson-Minshall’s article on this new Amazon series here

I haven’t watched it myself but it looks like it could be quite good. There is some problematic language at the start but it is coming from the characters, and I think if the address it then it will be fine. 

Via
Canon PowerShot S5 IS
outontheshelves:

Staff Pick: The Collection: Short Fiction From the Transgender Vanguard edited by Tom Léger & Riley MacLeod.
Visit us to find out what Out On Our Shelves volunteers recommend!

outontheshelves:

Staff Pick: The Collection: Short Fiction From the Transgender Vanguard edited by Tom Léger & Riley MacLeod.

Visit us to find out what Out On Our Shelves volunteers recommend!

fuckyeahlavernecox:

Just received my copy of I Am Jazz! Found a quote by Laverne in it… :) 

I Am Jazz is the story of a transgender child based on the real-life experience of Jazz Jennings, who has become a spokesperson for trans kids everywhere.

bisexual-books:

Happy International Literacy Day everyone.  

Especially for all of us who have had to play neverending games of ‘book detective against the odds’ just to find people like ourselves us in books.  

Everyone deserves stories.  Everyone deserves information.  And everyone deserves  to be able to loose themselves in a good book

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ATTN: TRANS WOMAN WRITERS WHO WANT TO GET PUBLISHED!

sandyfarquhar:

sandyfarquhar:

OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: TRANS WOMEN ACROSS GENRES

THE DEADLINE IS ~~TOMORROW~~~

DEADLINE MOVED TO SEPTEMBER 6TH

EOAGH: A Journal of the Arts invites submissions for a special online issue dedicated exclusively to CREATIVE WRITING BY TRANS WOMEN, edited by Trace Peterson, co-editor of Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics.

We are looking for work from EVERY GENRE: Prose, Poetry, Poetics, Fiction, Nonfiction, Erotica, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Fan Fiction, Memoir, Essay, Review, or anything else you can think of. Mixed-genre or multi-genre writing is welcome and encouraged.

How do we define “trans women”? You, if submitting writing for this project, should identify as such.

HOW TO SUBMIT: Deadline is Aug 30 September 6. Send 2-3 pieces from a genre of your choice to tracepeterson1@gmail.com

- http://eoagh.com/?page_id=2177

DO IT DO IT

trace is awesome and EOAGH is too! go go!

(PS. if you’re thinking about submitting but feeling shy or feel like your work needs another eye, i’d be happy to be that eye today.)

trace pushed back the deadline!

freelgbtqpia:


Nobody Passes is a collection of essays that confronts and challenges the very notion of belonging. By examining the perilous intersections of identity, categorization, and community, contributors challenge societal mores and countercultural norms. Nobody Passes explores and critiques the various systems of power seen (or not seen) in the act of “passing.”
In a pass-fail situation, standards for acceptance may vary, but somebody always gets trampled on. This anthology seeks to eliminate the pressure to pass and thereby unearth the delicious and devastating opportunities for transformation that might create.Mattilda, aka Matt Bernstein Sycamore, has a history of editing anthologies based on brazen nonconformity and gender defiance. Mattilda sets out to ask the question, “What lies are people forced to tell in order to gain acceptance as ‘real’.” The answers are as varied as the life experiences of the writers who tackle this urgent and essential topic.

[epub]

freelgbtqpia:

Nobody Passes is a collection of essays that confronts and challenges the very notion of belonging. By examining the perilous intersections of identity, categorization, and community, contributors challenge societal mores and countercultural norms. Nobody Passes explores and critiques the various systems of power seen (or not seen) in the act of “passing.”

In a pass-fail situation, standards for acceptance may vary, but somebody always gets trampled on. This anthology seeks to eliminate the pressure to pass and thereby unearth the delicious and devastating opportunities for transformation that might create.
Mattilda, aka Matt Bernstein Sycamore, has a history of editing anthologies based on brazen nonconformity and gender defiance. Mattilda sets out to ask the question, “What lies are people forced to tell in order to gain acceptance as ‘real’.” The answers are as varied as the life experiences of the writers who tackle this urgent and essential topic.

[epub]