“I SURVIVED AIDS,” John Hanning (2015)




As the publisher of Indolent Books, a new independent small press, Michael Broder is seeking work (poetry, fiction, memoir, essay, drama) for an anthology about living with HIV in 2015. No restrictions as to sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, or any other identity category. No restrictions in terms of HIV status: The writer can be HIV-positive, HIV-negative or not know their HIV status. As long as the work is about living with HIV, or living with the risk of HIV, or living in proximity to HIV in the here and now of 2015. Memorials and commemorations have their place, but this anthology is not that place. This anthology is about current experience.

The goal is to hear the voices of people living with HIV for a long time or for a short time. People who are negative and trying to stay that way via any and all methods--condoms, PrEP, abstinence, partner selection, prayer, lotto, whatever. Negative partners of positive people. Men, women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, any race, any age, who seroconverted via any mode of transmission--homo sex, hetero sex, sharing needles, transfusion, mother-to-child transmission.

Deadline: Through September 30, 2015
What to sumbit: Up to 10 poems or up to 10 pages of poetry, fiction, memoir, essay or drama (or mixed-genre)
How to submit: Email poems in Word doc form or submit via Submittable.