Call for submissions

January 21, 2013 at 3:16 pm Leave a comment

SINISTER WISDOM: A Multicultural Lesbian Literary & Art Journal

Special Issue Call for Submissions:
Lesbians in Exile
Edited by Joan Nestle and Yasmin Tambiah
Deadline: June 1, 2013.
Anticipated publication date: Spring 2014
Joan Nestle and Yasmin Tambiah are calling for writing exploring the many faces of exile and displacement as seen from a lesbian perspective: the loss of national selves, the loss of known boundaries, the burdens of war, the impact of dislocation, of geographical shifts, and the insights resulting from such changes. We are looking for writing that discusses the more recognized journeys of exile—the loss of national and cultural sites of being—as well as exchanges of known territories for unknown or less familiar ones, such as the movement from a rural world to an urban one or in the other direction. What does it mean to lose a community that has given you life, but one from which you must flee? What do you take with you, what do you leave behind and what becomes transformed through such movement? We also see questions of exile rising in experiences of gender. Perhaps one might say that to be a lesbian, to be queer, is to live in a permanent state of exile, but is this still true? Fiction, memoirs, creative non-fiction, poetry, short essays are all welcome. Our deadline for submissions is June 1, 2013. Please send questions and submissions to
Joan Nestle, born in the Bronx in 1940, lived most of her life in New York City teaching students from all over the world; her own provinciality ended, she hopes, when she met her Australian lover and moved to Melbourne, Australia in 2001. At 72, she is most grateful when she is forced to see with new eyes that which she thought she knew. Co-founder of the Lesbian Herstory Archives, author, editor and writer of 9 books exploring the lesbian body and imagination.
Yasmin Tambiah grew up in Sri Lanka, and lived there before and during the war years. She has spent long periods of her adult life in the USA and Australia, with stints in India, Trinidad and Europe. She is a researcher and writer.


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