SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN until October 1st. ***SUBMISSIONS EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 10th***
The theme for Issue 2 is UNDERCOVER OPERATION.
This could be the story of that bra - you know the one, or the lengths you had to go to rid yourself of body hair to fit into your bikini. We'd also be really interested to hear about experiences of transitioning told through the underwear involved along the way. And to hear stories from those of you who have undergone body shaping surgery either through choice or necessity. The theme is widely open to interpretation, and the blank pages and screens are all yours, just remember - no skirting around!
Skirting Around is open to anyone who identifies as female and/or wears or has worn
women’s clothing, and is inclusive of all cis, trans and intersex women, non-binary and
gender fluid people, drag queens and cross dressers.
All forms of writing are welcome – poetry, prose, creative non-fiction, essay (lyrical, personal,
experimental), hybrid forms – as well as visual art and photography.
prose pieces (inc essay and hybrid forms) – between 50 to 2000 words
poetry – up to three poems, with a maximum total of 120 lines
visual art and photography – up to three pieces
submit all written work in a Word document and all visuals in a PDF or JPEG to Carolyn at email@example.com
save your document as Lastname_Firstname_Skirting_Around_Issue#
do not include your name anywhere on the body of your document
(Please note, we are a very small team of two, and much as we would love to, we are unable to offer feedback on individual submissions).
Terms and Conditions
contributors will retain the copyright of their work
simultaneous submissions are accepted
all work must be previously unpublished both in print and online
Skirting Around reserves the right to edit submissions. Edits will be minor proofreading changes. If we feel that the submission needs more substantial edits then we will consult the contributor first
Skirting Around is unable to offer any payment for contributions at this time