The deadline for submissions to Outside the XY has been extended to September 30, 2014!



Wikipedia defines ‘masculinity’ as: “A set of qualities, characteristics or roles generally considered typical of, or appropriate to, a man.”

Dear masculine-of-center* + transmen of color,

bklyn boihood is curating an anthology that explores what it means to be living, redefining and embodying our masculinity outside of the world’s ideas of “typical manhood”. This collection will document our experience defining and un/doing masculinity for ourselves. It will be published by Magnus Books and will be available in print and as an e-book by mid 2015.

OUTSIDE THE XY: Queer, Brown Masculinity is looking for your nonfiction, interviews, rants, stories, essays, multi-genre pieces, poetry, fiction, sci fi, confessions, letters, moments, wisdom, his/herstory, prayers...your words, your truth, your queer, your brown, your feelings and ideas surrounding what your journey means to yourself and the world.


If selected, you will get publishing credit (obviously), a copy of the publication, an honorarium and be featured on our blog.

In the words of June Jordan,

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.


Join us on this amazing adventure of sharing our stories and our work and submit with the form below, deadline August 31, 2014: 

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