Submissions Call from phati’tude Literary Magazine


The following is a Call for Submissions from phati’tude Literary Magazine. The publication is looking for writing and art entries. Read on for more information.

phati’tude Literary Magazine is pleased to announce that award-winning poet Timothy Liu will bring his expertise as guest editor to “The Lavender Issue: LGBT Literature Today,” and that ArtSceneToday.com, the online art forum for emerging artists, will be partnering via a special LGBT art competition for the magazine cover.  This collaboration promises to make this an exciting and ground-breaking issue to date.  The issue is phati’tude’s Summer 2010 Issue and  will be published June 18, 2010.

The writers’ submission deadline for “The Lavender Issue” is May 7, 2010.  Guest editor Liu is looking for poetry and short stories that are written by LGBT writers, including essays that address the relevancy of LGBT literature as it pertains to the current literary canon; including historical and social issues as it pertains to the genre.  For more information, check out our submission guidelines at http://tiny.cc/phatitude.

The ArtSceneToday deadline for artwork is April 28, 2010; call for entries can be found at http://artscenetoday.com/call_for_entries1/.  The first place winner of the online LGBT Art competition will be featured as the cover artwork for “The Lavender Issue.”  Other winners and finalists will be featured on the phati’tude website at www.phatitude.org.

Participate in our groundbreaking issue and submit your work today!   For more information, contact Gabrielle David, Editor at editor@phatitude.org

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Author Kaution Presents First Ever Online Audio Soap Opera for the Urban LGBT Community


Kaution, author of Nothing Short of a Rainbow, has a new online soap opera in the works. Read a snippet of the press release to find out more.

Kaution Media Concepts’ brainchild of author/artist Kaution announced the new online soap opera series entitled Kaution presents…Konfessions in development and set for production in early April. The unique online soap series is one of several Kaution Media Concepts projects due to be released in 2010. Konfessions will be the first audio production in KMC’s audio catalog.

Audio soap operas is not a new concept but Konfessions will be the first of its kind in the history of audio dramas to be based and targeted to the urban LGBT community. Each episode will be 35 minutes in length with a new episode weekly, featuring music from various cast members as well as Spoken Word stanzas with contributions from other LGBT artists contributing helping to shape each episode.

Created by the author Kaution, gay lit fiction writer and written by Kaution and new creative partner GYFTED the two tell the tale of two record labels in the fictitious city known as Hillside owned by rival lesbians once friends now turned enemies and the people caught inadvertently in the middle.

With power struggles to control the music scene close to erupting in the city and old debts of revenge needing to be repaid, Hillside City’s many dark secrets with seeds that were planted twenty years in the past struggle to surface only to reveal years of lies and deceit that was buried but forgotten now ready to show itself in the light of day. The show’s characters will have friendships tested, loves destroyed, lies exposed and families torn into pieces as all the major players work towards their own personal agendas at any cost. Even the “good” guys are bad in this audio drama packed with twists in every episode.

The story asks one question, “Can you handle the truth?”

Cast in this drama packed audio series is LGBT notables, Yung Snazz, Elle Crawford, Aurora Jonez, I AM KING, Renair Amin, Young Doe, Lyndon Jones, Lester Greene, Sonya Toler, Kaution and the casts two hetros Garnet and J. McGregor.

With a diverse and talented cast of hiphop artists, stage performers, spoken word artists and writers the cast spans several age groups which tie seamlessly well together.

You can read more of the official press release for Kaution presents…Konfessions at this siteFor more information, please contact: 641-715-3900 Ext.85774