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 email@example.com
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Tikva Wolf, cartoonist extraordinaire and creator of the Kimchi Cuddles comics has a new book out that was just released today. Ask Me About Polyamory is now available, check out the links below:
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To celebrate the publication of my third book, When Someone You Love is Polyamorous, I will be tour the East and West coasts of the US during the Fall of 2016. Beginning on the East Coast, I am in Washington DC at the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit, Baltimore with Bmore Poly, West Virginia at Endless Poly Summer, and Charlotte with Charlotte Poly Network. Then I will be in Atlanta speaking at DragonCon, Fulton County Court Appointed Special Advocates, Charis Books, and Sex Down South. After that I head to the West Coast, with events in Santa Cruz California with Life By Desire, Bellingham Washington at Village Books, San Francisco at Dark Odyssey Surrender, and Thousand Oaks at California Lutheran University. For more information, see the schedule below.
There is still some space left in my schedule, so if your group wants to bring me in to speak please contact me at DrEliSheff@gmail.com.
Sheff Fall Tour 2016
- August 4–7, Washington DC, Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit
- August 17, Alexandria, VA BMore Poly
- August 19-24, West Virginia, Endless Poly Summer
- August 26, Charlotte, NC, Charlotte Poly Network
- September 2-5, Atlanta, GA, DragonCon
- September 20, Atlanta, GA, Fulton County Court Appointed Special Advocates
- October 3, Atlanta, GA Charis Books & More http://www.charisbooksandmore.com/
- October 13-15, Atlanta, GA Sex Down South http://sexdownsouth.com/
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One of the contributors to Stories from the Polycule, Dominica Malcolm, is editing her own anthology about non-traditional relationships. Check out her crowdfunding call below:
Dominica Malcolm is a writer, editor, and publisher at Solarwyrm Press, where she consistently focuses on trying to highlight the stories of more diverse characters. She’s currently crowdfunding the release of her second anthology, Marked by Scorn: An Anthology Featuring Non-Traditional Relationships, which features a range of characters of different races, sexualities, genders, ages, and relationship structures. Relationships featured primarily fall into at least one category of non-monogamous, interracial, and QUILTBAG. Crowdfunding is to raise money to pay the writers, and perks are being delivered prior to the official publication date on July 31. You can also order her other two books as part of the campaign, her novel Adrift about a bisexual female time-travelling pirate, and Amok: An Anthology of Asia-Pacific Speculative Fiction, which was shortlisted for the 2014 Aurealis Award for Best Anthology, and focuses primarily on racial diversity.
Thorntree Press is giving away up to 100 free copies of my new book, When Someone You Love Is Polyamorous: Understanding Poly People and Relationships.
They will give one copy each to local poly groups and libraries, to be shared with the group members. If your group would like to receive a copy, please fill out the following form here
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