Sacred and Subversive offers perspectives on spiritual and religious communities and embodied spiritual identities from queer-identified folks. The site is meant to encourage and guide communities to be queer-inclusive by fostering a wider queer multifaith community.
It starts with respecting and holding space for individuals’ stories, and how those stories speak to the presence of the ongoing revelation of love created in queer spiritual space.
This project prioritizes the stories and perspectives of people from marginalized faith traditions and cultural backgrounds.
Learn more about the project and site editor, Jera Brown.
What I’m seeking:
Personal reflections on the intersections of queerness and spirituality. Where is the sacred and the subversive in your life and how do they function together or not?
I seek submissions from all backgrounds and traditions, including those who identify as atheist or folks who do not belong to spiritual community.
Note: queer is being used as an umbrella term because it’s the most inclusive language I can think of at the moment. However, I understand that not everyone prefers to identify with it. If you fit somewhere on the LGBTQIA spectrum, I welcome your voice.
$50 for never before published essays.
Essays previously posted on a personal blog will also be considered (without payment).
I will do light edits or request light revision. Consent is key with editing as well. Editing will be a collaborative process.
sacred and Subversive retains exclusive publication rights for three months (after which the artist is free to republish on their own site or elsewhere), and the right to republish in the future. Sacred and Subversive requests that future online posts link back to this site as the original publisher. By agreeing to publication on this site, you agree to these terms.
How to Submit
Send questions, pitches, or full posts to firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll take posts in the body of an email, Microsoft word attachments, or Google docs. Please also send a small biography along with your post.