Queer Pack is looking for some specific queer as all get-out books
We’re specifically looking for contemporary romances with characters who are trans, enby, genderqueer, agender and/or outside of the gender binary. We’d also love to see contemporary books with these characters about found family and queerplatonic partners if romance is not up your alley! We are looking for stories by queer people, for queer people, and are especially interested in stories by queer BIPoC authors.
Do you have a tale about an enby ace person trying to survive college and the story of how they find love? Got a story brewing with a poly triad planning the heist of their lives, the one that’s gonna go right this time? Perhaps you have a story of how two trans people meet and fall in love and find themselves having their first child? A pansexual genderqueer journalist is covering a story on location and they blow a story wide open, their found family helping at every twist and turn? The local council is trying to tear down a local park, and an aro doctor ties themself to a tree in protest at the same moment another does, and this is the story of how the two meet and become queerplatonic partners.
Hit us with it.
Open call for now, but ASAP please!
Submitting your queer book
Send your edited, completed story as an email attachment in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the body of your email, include your name, story title, word count, a synopsis, and why you think you and your book are a fit for Queer Pack.
Queer Representation and What That Means
Frustratingly, the publishing world (and, well, the world in general, but that’s another blog post entirely) is dominated by heteronormativity. Queer Pack is therefore a place for voices normally suppressed or ignored in queer spaces, including but not limited to: bi/pan, aro/ace individuals as well as trans, non-binary, intersex, and gender non-conforming people. We welcome stories about all kinds of relationships, be they monogamous, poly, or open. Our aim is to bring you these stories, celebrating their identities and experiences! Because queer representation is not only important, it’s necessary.
We would like to see characters from all backgrounds within our books, thus providing representation to, and for, everyone who makes up our world, rather than characters who just fit one certain mold. Not only do we want to provide a platform for queer minorities, we also wish to be inclusive of all minorities in our society. Our perception of queer is not solely cis, white, and Western. Rather than spending hours searching for that little piece of queer gold, now there is a place where all you will find is books with queer themes. We wish to provide a platform for queer voices, and a place in which people searching for a queer story know they can go to find it! We shouldn’t have to spend hours finding that one little piece of queer representation.
Queer Representation and Own Voice
Within Queer Pack, we feel it is really important to have a place for people who struggle to get their books out there. Own voice is very important to us. However, we do not wish to force anyone to come out or label something as own voice if they aren’t comfortable. This means whenever appropriate, we at Queer Pack will be using sensitivity readers, as not every author always identifies with the groups they are writing about. It’s important that the topics covered within Queer Pack are handled sensitively, without stigmas, stereotypes, negative tropes, and destructive ideas.
Thus, what we want to achieve with Queer Pack, is to provide a home, and a megaphone, to those queer people we feel really need it the most, as well as a place people know to go to find excellent queer stories! We want these stories heard, and we want queer representation for all.
Queer Pack aims to produce high-quality books with amazing storylines! And it will all be queer. Awesome.