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Gender Diversity and the Arts - Call for Literature, Visual Art Workshop

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Gender Diversity and the Arts - Call for Literature, Visual Art Workshop


The partners above are seeking to celebrate gender diverse members of the community through written, visual, and performing arts. For general questions about this program contact Kelsey at


You are invited to submit stories, essays, and/or poems about their lives to be included in Gender Journeys, a collection of work by gender diverse individuals to be published by the Indiana Writers Center. The goal of the anthology is to illuminate the hardships and celebrate the strength, resilience, accomplishments, and joys of those who live outside pop culture’s sensationalized images of the gender journey.

Gender Journeys will be edited by Silas Hansen, a professor of English and Creative Writing at Ball State University and a member of the trans community. His personal essays have appeared in The Normal School, Colorado Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Redivider, Slate, and elsewhere, and have been reprinted in The Writer’s Presence: A Pool of Readings, the 2017 edition of Best of the Net, and The Spirit of Disruption: Landmark Essays from The Normal School. You can learn more about him at

Submission Guidelines:

  • Your name/mailing address/phone number/email should appear in the upper left corner of the first page of your submission.
  • Prose should be no longer than 3,500 words, double spaced, 12 font, 1” margins. Flash fiction and flash memoir are welcome.
  • Poems should be no longer than two pages.
  • Email your submission as an attached word document to
  • Include a brief bio in the body your email. If you have publishing credits, please list them. You do not have to be a published writer to submit your work. If you have questions, please email Barb at


Indianapolis Art Center will host a visual art workshop from 6 – 8 pm on August 15, 22, 29, & September 5 led by teaching artist Taylor Zartman. This workshop is free and open to anyone who wants to express your gender identity through visual art. No formal art experience necessary.

If you would like to participate in this workshop, please email Alyson at


Finally, in partnership with Dance Kaleidoscope (DK), participants in both the anthology and visual art workshop will have the opportunity to work with DK dancers to transform their stories into original choreographed dances. These dances will be presented along with selections of the anthology at an event at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) on November 10, 2019 as a part of Spirit & Place. Prior to the performances the JCC will host a gallery opening and time for social gathering.

For general questions about this program contact Kelsey at


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