By sex worker, we mean that you profit directly from your own erotic labour AND identify as a sex worker. If you profit from the labour of others, even if you identify within the industry, this callout is not for you (since management and support staff have separate needs and issues). If you profit from your own erotic labour and don't identify as a sex worker (for example, we know some burlesque dancers and erotica writers for whom this might be true) then this also isn't for you.
No matter what kind of sex work you do/have done or what your gender is: if you profit (/ed) from your own erotic labour, AND femme AND sex worker are parts of your identity, you are welcome to submit something.
Pieces of around 300-800 words would be ideal. If you are submitting artwork, then please consider that on some occasions, the zine will probably be printed in black and white, and the pages will appear A5 size.
If English is not your first language and you want editing help, then please ask. If you want to submit something in another language and have it translated into English, please ask. If you need accessibility assistance with submitting something, please ask. An example might be if you want to read or speak your piece and have it transcribed.
We are, amongst other things, interested in how whorephobia and femmephobia combine, and also how they intersect with other things like racism and transphobia, and how/if they affect how you experience things like slut-shaming and biphobia, for example.
Tell us about what being a femme sex worker means to you; how your femme skills make you (un/)successful in the sex industry, or how sex work helps or hinders you in your femme-ness. Write us a poem, a rant, an academic treatise or just give us tips on your femme whorecraft. Weave us a femme-story about how femme and whore culture and practice were passed down to you or how you discovered them inside or outside yourself.
Deadline is 31st July 2014
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