This week on the People’s Guide to Publishing podcast, Joe and Elly answer a reader question: someone runs a small press and wants to know how they can become an imprint of a larger press. We speak about this from experience: in 2014, Elly’s very tiny press merged with Microcosm, and we talked about what worked, what didn’t, and how it’s going now.
Deadline extension: The deadline has been extended to June 15th, 2018 so that folks who find out about this call for submissions via our Kickstarter project will have time to write something.
Taking the Lane #15 is called True Trans Bike Rebel and guest edited by Lydia Rogue. They are looking for nonfiction writing about the experience of bicycling while being transgender or gender nonconforming. Submissions can be essays or reporting about bicycling, or other topics or stories in which bicycles play a part (or other human-powered transportation—skateboards, rollerskates, walking, you name it).
Submissions can be any length; word count between 500 and 2500 words is ideal for this format. Single-color illustrations and photos are also sought. Please submit your work as an attachment or link in an email to lydia at taking the lane dot com. Feel free to send any questions or ideas to them at that address as well. The deadline is June 15, 2018.
All contributors will be paid a share of the net profits from the Kickstarter project used to fund the zine.
Taking the Lane is a feminist bicycle zine published since 2010. Find other issues and read more about it here.