Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Call for Submissions: Orgasm Zine 2

I recently received this call for submissions and thought I'd pass it along.
The Orgasm Zine came about through conversations with other women that revealed our experiences with orgasms are much more diverse and complex than is usually represented in porn and pop culture. We all have different bodies, so it makes sense that we would have different orgasms. We collected submissions from 14 women about their various experiences with orgasms, with the intention of focusing on voices that are underrepresented in mainstream media. We were delighted by the submissions and the positive responses we received when the zine was published in the summer of 2012, and we have been asked many times when we were going to put together a second issue.

It's finally time!

For the second issue of The Orgasm Zine, we want more orgasm stories from people who identify as women or have lived as women. We welcome written submissions of 500 words or less, as well as illustrations, photographs, and other pieces of art that can be published in zine form. The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2013. All submissions will be anonymous unless otherwise stated. Send submissions to: orgzines@gmail.com. Check out our website: theorgasmzine.wordpress.com for news and information about ordering the first and subsequent issues.
Submissions can focus on any aspect of orgasms, but here are some questions that might help you get started:

-Do you have orgasms?

-How would you describe your orgasms?

-Do you have different kinds of orgasms?

-Have your orgasms changed over time?

-Do you think your orgasms are normal or abnormal?

-How do you communicate with a partner about your orgasms?

-Have you ever faked an orgasm? Why?

-Do you have difficulty reaching orgasm or did you in the past? What did you do about it?

-Are orgasms important to you? Why?

-Do you experience orgasms differently while masturbating vs. with a partner?

-Do you have multiple orgasms, and if so, under what circumstances?

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