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August 10, 2011 / compilationstation

Call for submissions: Absent Cause #5 – Dangerous Gifts

Absent Cause zine was established in 2008 as a venue for people from
myriad cultures and selves, pushed to the outskirts and into the underground, to
find each other, draw connections between their experiences, and gain strength
for their struggles.

The term “Dangerous Gifts” is usually associated with the special
contributions of people with mental illness / variance. But there are many kinds
of dangerous gifts we experience and share: the person who chooses to wear a
veil as an expression of culture or religion; gender or gender-less expression
outside the male-female binary; being a fat person, a hairy grrrl, or having
other physical characteristics outside mainstream acceptance; existing as a
survivor in a social system that celebrates abuse and war; the choice to
confront capitalism, racism, patriarchy and heteronormativity in a culture of
submission; and so much more.

Absent Cause is seeking submissions on your experience of “Dangerous
Gifts” for the forthcoming issue. Artwork, comix, photography, essays, poems,
and SHORT fiction are welcome.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 30,

Explore the dark side with Absent Cause:

Underground cultures and hidden histories; feminist, gender-variant and queer
sexualities, chosen families and radical politics; vampirism, the gothic, horror
and the macabre; surviving abuse, coping with mental illness/dangerous gifts,
self-harm and suicide.


redguard / Greg

redguard at gmail dot com


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