The Alchemist's Closet Is A Magical Zine Store Catering To The Odd Customer and Specializing In Queer, Trans, Genderqueer, Feminist, Punk & Anarchist Zines.
Call for submissions to Alchemical Postmodern Theorist #3 — a yearly journal of queer possibility and off-the-map theory!
This issue is exploring Queer mental health. Here are some topics to jump off from:
-Trans peoples’ experiences in mental hospitals -Trans peoples’ experiences in counseling and with therapists who act as gatekeepers -Hiding mental health problems, or presenting as a different gender (ex.: as binary identified when you are genderqueer) to get hormones -Trans identity and queerness as a “mental illness” -Queer artists exploring mental illness -How growing up/coming out queer influences mental health and mental illness for better and for worse -Changes in the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) & how they affect us -Homelessness, queerness/trans identity, and mental illness -Suggestions for how to improve mental healthcare from the system -Suggestions for how to take care of our own mental health and others’ -BDSM and mental illness and/or trauma history
Please send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contributors will receive my deepest thanks and a free copy of the zine mailed to you! Contributions may include:
Poetry, long or short! Short stories Cartoons, collage, and artwork Essays and articles