Chris Beckett, a DC Comics veteran, is seeking submissions from our community in the formation of a new magazine, based out of Austin, Texas. Help Keep Austin Weird! Here's Chris' call to creativity:
Pals! I have some super exciting news to share with all of you! I'm working with my hunky duder Micheal Foulk in putting together a quarterly queer magazine showcasing the type of talent, passion, and oddness of our wonderful and diverse LGBTQ community.
Springing out of the monthly Greetings, From Queer Mountain show (hosted on the last Wednesday of every month at Cheer Up Charlie's), the Greetings, From Queer Mountain magazine is currently accepting submissions from anyone - anywhere! We're looking for art, poetry, angry rants, written essays, comics, recipes, secret messages, personal stories, photography -- anything that you'd like to share with the world! My hope is to take the passion and excitement from all of you who attend Greetings, From Queer Mountain, but who (like myself) are too shy to get up on stage and speak.
We're still in the process of figuring out all of the publication details but it will most likely be a free magazine, quarterly, with the first issue arriving in late July.
You can email submissions to QueerMountainMagazine@gmail.com or feel free to shoot a message over to me or Micheal. If you want to contribute but are uncertain as to how, let me know and we'll work with you to create something super cool!
Everyone has something to say - your voice should be heard in whatever medium you enjoy. And maybe even in one that scares the shit out of you.
I can personally attest to the power of putting it out there.
(Yes, I knowI said "putting ... out." Gutterbrain.)
There is no day but today, no time but now, climb every mountain, [insert gay anthem of your choice].
We only change things through participation - we can make the change we want to see in pop culture.
Amy Pohler says: