Remember how we kept talking about working on our project F, M or Other: Quarrels with the Gender Binary?
Well, no more teasing and you having to wait — we are ready to raise funds and be able to share this brilliant book with you!
We have been working hard since the first open call for submissions and have managed to create and put together something that we are really proud of and eager to share.
F, M or Other started out of the desire to provide a platform for people to project their opinions and experiences with gender and its social construct to a wider audience. Now it’s ready to do exactly that, we just need your support in order to fully bring it to life.
A combination of hard work (and great luck) has led us to being able to gather over 40 incredible creators and writers whose pieces will be compiled into an anthology split into two volumes. Each piece has a unique perspective on the theme of ‘quarrels with the gender binary’. We wanted to make sure that when you pick up the book, you are provided with a range of experiences and thoughts expressed in different forms. Gender means different things to different people — it only makes sense to show this through a variety of formats. The anthology is filled with poems, essays, short stories and comics that are here to shake things up.
Using Kickstarter gives us a chance to reach out to you, dear readers — people who want to read a book that does not try to put anyone into a neatly organised box but instead, is letting the quarrelous nature of gender speak for itself. The crowdfunding page will provide you with information about the project, showing different ways of pre-ordering the book and supporting authors and a small, independent publishing company.
Don’t worry if you don’t have any money to spare, we appreciate your support in any way that’s accessible to you — pitching in at Thunderclap, sharing the Kickstarter page and using the hashtag #QueerQuarrels will make a difference.
Thank you for your continuous support that reminded us during long work hours and stressful editing nights, that you want this book to exist and you are ready to have more queer writing out in the world.
Love, The Team