Sixth Edition Call for Submissions

Revena at the Hathor Legacy has put up her Call for Submissions.

Deadline: October 13th

Email: robyn[dot]fleming[at]gmail[dot]com (or use the submission form)

Suggested Theme: Gender: Roles, Identities and Transgressions (This is only a suggestion, however, off-theme posts still eligible under the guidelines will be considered)

We’re Back!

After a brief hiatus, we’ve found a Fifth Host-blog and the submissions call is posted at One Hundred Little Dolls! The Deadline is Sept 25th for an October 2nd Carnival. Everything from August 24th forward will be eligible.
Email 100littledolls[at]sbcglobal.net or use the submission form to nominate or submit posts. All previous submissions will be forwarded to that address.
(If anyone else wants to volunteer to host, please email me)
Please post this everywhere appropriate.

Fourth Edition Call for Submissions

I am so sorry about the lateness of this, but the 3rd edition went up when I was at a comic book convention!

The Fourth Edition will be at Shrub.com on August 25. Please email the hostess through this form.  Deadline is the 23rd– Still accepting volunteers to host upcoming editions.

Second Edition Posted

Second Edition is up at Pretty Fizzy Paradise. The Third Edition will be at New Game Plus.

First Edition Posted

The First Edition is up at Written World. The next edition will be at Pretty, Fizzy Paradise. (Announcement & Submission Call)

Equality is Out There.

Even today, some fandoms seem to have a “No Girls Allowed” sign. Created by men and for men, and populated with men who don’t realize that women also dream of telepathic communication, traveling to the stars, dragon-slaying and x-ray vision, it can get stifling for a female fan. Often a search for positive female portrayals is answered by “This is not for you, so go read Harlequinn romance,” “CENSORSHIP!! She’s crying for CENSORSHIP!!” “I know at least two women who like [simpering, annoying female stereotype "character"]” or even “If you are actually a woman, online its hard to tell.”

(At least, that’s how it seems in superhero fandom.)

But there are female-friendly stories out there. There are female-friendly sites and communities. There are female-friendly fans out there. And yes, there are even feminists out there! Which brings us here.

The Carnival of Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy Fans periodically collects posts from the hazy side-reality where feminist social consciousness meets the outer limits of the imagination. This is to draw attention to lesser known bloggers, to bring individuals of like-minded (or at least, understanding) interests together, and to foster the growth of feminist fan communities.

Some Basic Guidelines:

  • All Weblog Postings on Science Fiction and Fantasy works in all media (books, comic books, television, film, roleplaying tabletop games and video games) written from a Feminist Perspective are eligible.
  • Fan fiction written from a Feminist Perspective is eligible.
  • Posts about fan fiction written from a Feminist Perspective are eligible.
  • Posts about conventions and fan gatherings of a Feminist nature are eligible.
  • Posts about conventions and fan gatherings written from a Feminist Perspective are eligible.
  • Posts about any science fiction or fantasy fandom written from a Feminist Perspective are eligible.
  • Posts linking to newsand announcements are eligible, so long as they pertain specifically to the Feminist Sci-Fi Fantasy community.
  • Considerations about science fiction/fantasy news from a Feminist Perspective are eligible.
  • Analysis of non-Feminist works from a Feminist Perspective are eligible.
  • Rants about any of the above written from a Feminist Perspective are eligible.
  • Posts which spell “Space” using 3 A’s and two exclamation points and are written from a Feminist Perspective are eligible.
  • Posts about Green-Skinned Amazons (from Outer Spaaace!) with more than two breasts that are not written from a Feminist Perspective will not be eligible (and if they aren’t damned funny,* will be reproduced for mockery).
  • Posts about Getting Your Girlfriend into [specific type of fandom] had also better be damned funny. If written from a Feminist Perspective (even tongue-in-cheek), they will be eligible.

*Sexist and/or homophobic does not equal damned funny, nor does it constitute anything approaching a Feminist Perspective.

Any questions may be directed to Ragnell the Foul — ragnellthefoul AT hotmail DOT com