Call For Submissions
A Thousand Tiny Sexes is a print publication project that seeks to reimagine sex (sex as in “biological sex”, not the act of sex) as political, economic, legal, cultural, and biological categories.
We are seeking 1000 creative definitions, instructions and personal micro-stories of sex in text format. We want you to (re)imagine sex and to (re)define it. We are interested in collecting submissions that come from a wide variety of perspectives and speak to the different ways that people imagine and engage with sex in everyday life. Please carefully read the “Why Sex?” section below and take a look at some of the accepted entries before submitting.
We are looking for:
1)Stories- We are seeking stories about an experience that changed your sex, or made you think about sex in a new way. These can be cultural, social, observational or experiential.
2) Instructions- We are seeking instructions for readers to change their sex (temporarily or forever).
3) Definitions- We are seeking creative definitions of the word “sex”.
We will collect submissions until we have accepted 1000 submissions. The results will be published as a book. Send your submissions to submissions (at) 1000tinysexes (dot) com .
This project seeks to create a collective reimagining of sex and gender as biological, legal, political, economic and cultural categories. We want to catalyze creative thinking about the ways that sex is multiple (more than just MALE and FEMALE) and the ways that sex is performative, embodied, durational, contextual and contingent. We want people to use the resulting publication to experiment with tiny ways to think outside of the sex/gender box, as an educational tool, and as a reference.
This is not to say that everyone can be all sexes, or that sex is a fashion choice that you can simply put on when you wake up.
Sex is not always biological, and this is why we have chosen to ask for submissions defining sex instead of gender. We do not believe that sex and gender can be distinguished in a clean, nature/nurture kind of way. Sex is always socially constructed and mutable. Gender is always embodied and biological. Sexgender is always infinitely mutable and embodied, constructed and biological in thousands of tiny ways. We welcome your thoughts about this.