Call for Submissions
Bizarro Stories from the Polycule: Adventures in Consensual Non-Monogamy
Edited by Dr. Eli Sheff
Weird shit happens in CNM — weird good and weird bad, weird happy and weird sad. You have stories about it, you know you do. You have talked through them as you decompressed with partners afterwards or told the tale later at a dinner party. Here is a chance to write those stories down and send them to me so I can put them in a new book. Be as out – or not – as you wish; write anonymously, with a pseudonym, initials, or your real name. You can write anything from a haiku about the clerk at the grocery store flirting with your triad, to a story about how you got stuck in that wacky position and had to text your metamour to come and rescue you, or a comic strip about the time your kid accidentally outed you to Great Auntie Florence at your grandfather’s funeral.
Below you can find some ideas of what you might write about – or you might write about something completely different:
- Relationship Anarchists on the Loose
- Fun with Chosen Family
- Coming out
- Adventures with Family of Origin
- Sex Escapades
- But What About the Kids?
- Explaining Us to Strangers
- Living Together
- Long Distance Relationships
- Sharing Partners — the good, the bad, the ugly
- Dealing with Challenges
- My How You’ve Changed!
- Was the Cost Worth It?
- Social Media
- Self-concept, Social Identity
Bizarro is the second book in the Stories from the Polycule series. For an example of how this kind of project has turned out in the past, check out my first book in this series, Stories from the Polycule: Real Life in Polyamorous Families that came out with Thorntree Press in 2015.
If you have questions or want to submit something to the book, email Dr. Eli Sheff at firstname.lastname@example.org