Storytelling is one of the oldest and most accessible tools used to share culture and experiences over generations.
But telling our own stories, and sharing our own experiences in our own words, is also a means of empowerment and self-affirmation – especially when our voices have been marginalized for as long as we can remember.
OUR_STORY aims to gather queer narratives from all around the world, seeing that freedom of expression for people that don’t conform to the majority’s gender norms is still relatively or completely absent in some parts of our planet and underrepresented everywhere.
We work with a team of experienced volunteer editors so that each story can be read and enjoyed by as many people as possible. Right now we can only accept submissions in English, but if you write in another language, you can get in touch as well and we will see what we can do.
OUR_STORY wants to highlight voices that are and have often been silenced. You’re especially encouraged to submit if you have not published anything before.
Reprints are ok, so are anonymous submissions. We are looking for creative writing submissions as well as journalistic or biographical work.
OUR_STORY is queer history in the making. Be a part of it!
OUR_STORY is open for submissions until June 2018. Formats can be short stories, poems, book excerpts, interviews, diary entries, documentaries, comics and what else you can think of. Submissions can be in writing, video or audio. Accepted submissions will be published online on TQU and accessible to all. After June 2018 we will select some stories to be printed in an anthology.
Subscribe to TQU’s newsletter to hear about our calls for submissions.
Call for submissions ends June 30th, 2018.
SUBMIT TO OUR_STORY
About TQU's Star Club
As a member of the Star Club you can take part in everything that TQU offers:
We will support you by promoting your music, art, ideas, projects and more on PROPSLIST.
You can submit your story to OUR_STORY, because your voice and story matters and we want more people to hear it.
You will be the first one to know and to sign up for TQU’s online and offline events.
And you can help us set the agenda for TQU’s future, because your priorities are our priorities.
We can’t wait to get to know you.
Which membership is for you?
Every member can take part in all of TQU’s projects. No one else can.
Star Club Members: Give two to five Euros per month to make it possible for TQU to survive.
Shining Star Club Members: Give six Euros or more to help TQU grow and implement even more.
Volunteer Star Club Members: Don’t have to pay a membership fee, but instead offer to volunteer their skills, knowledge or passion.
Which membership is the right one for you?
Membership fees are tax deductible*.
*This is true in many countries. Please check if this is true for your’s.
TQU IS FOR YOU AND ME AND EVERYONE WE KNOW.
disclaimer: TQU is here to challenge racism, sexism, classism and all other forms of oppression. In order to join you should have acknowledged that these things exist and that they kill people. Especially if you’re white and/or cis: be respectful, be kind and be willing to learn.