New Panel Added: GLBTQ Creative Writing at MAPACA - Atlantic City (Nov. 7th to 9th)

full name / name of organization: 
Mark John Isola / Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

John Preston's print collection "Hot Living: Erotic Stories about Safer Sex," which was published in 1985, marks a significant use of narrative to explore the intersection of creative writing and the GLBTQ perspective in contemporary culture. This productive intersection makes an even more popular appearance with the 1997 publication of Annie Proulx's short story "Brokeback Mountain" in "The New Yorker." The GLBTQ Studies Area is seeking proposals for a newly created panel that features GLBTQ creative writing, especially as such is written to function within popular culture.

The goal of the panel will be to share recently published work or works-in-progress to explore the production of GLBTQ creative writing and to create community by sharing information to support GLBTQ inclusion in publishing endeavors. An additional goal might be the consideration of creative writing within contemporary popular culture venues to support well-rounded GLBTQ representation.

Please log into the MAPACA website to submit a proposal, which for creative writing proposals might include the title of the work, a synopsis, and perhaps a sample of the work.

You can find submission directions at You may also contact Mark John Isola via markjohn—at— with any questions.

Please note: Conference participants may only present 1 paper at MAPACA; please do not submit multiple papers to multiple areas. Also, please note a sliding scale fee applies for conference registration.

Conference: Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association (MAPACA)
Dates: Thursday, 11/7 thru Saturday, 11/9
Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey
Venue: Tropicana Casino and Resort
Deadline: Proposals must be received by June 14, 2013
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