Gay Like Me Project Shelved...For Now

Anonymous's picture

Well, I got six submissions for the Gay Like Me project this time. Kudos to the six of you who made the effort. I really appreciate it. Unfortunately, it's not enough to go ahead with the project at this time.

Rather than just abandon the idea completely, here's what I'm going to do. I'm going to leave the project open ended. Anyone can submit work (poetry, stories, anything that fits the theme) in one of two ways. Either you can send it to me at pat@oasismag.com or you can post it in the Gay Like Me forum. I'll keep an eye on the forum and keep collecting submissions, and when I've finally got enough usable material to put a book together, I'll move ahead. It might take six months, or a year or two years. I'm not going to put a time frame on it since I don't know who's going to submit what when. Just consider it an ongoing project.

For those of you who are new, or who don't remember, Gay Like Me is a project designed to show what life is like as a gay,bi,tran (or whatever) teenager/young adult. Basically, any type of creative work that can be put into a book qualifies - poetry, short stories, artwork...whatever. Submission does not automatically mean your work will be used. The Oasis staff will make the final decision as to what works will eventually go into the project.

LEGAL STUFF:
All works will be published under your Oasis screen name or another pseudonym of your choice. You cannot use your real name for legal reasons. By submitting your work, you are making it the property of Oasis Magazine and granting us the non-exclusive rights to publish it. You may publish the work yourself elsewhere, but you cannot sell another entity exclusive publication rights (because you have already given us the non-exclusive rights to publish it).

Thanks again to everyone who has made the effort to make this project a success. Eventually we're going to have enough material to move forward. It just wasn't in the cards right now.

Hugs to all,
Patrick

dykehalo's picture

I feel kinda bad because i

I feel kinda bad because i had meant to submit some stuff but stuff came up cuz i waited to the last minute (typical me). But Pat i don't know whether you still have it but the story i submitted the previous time i would still like to submit, i just can't find it on my comp.
~~~Fear is only a verb if you let it be.. don't you dare let go of my hand~~~

patnelsonchilds's picture

Sorry, I don't have any of

Sorry, I don't have any of the previous submissions anymore. I hope you find it on your computer. If so, go ahead and email it to me or post it on the GLM forum. I'll be sure and hang on to it this time. ;)

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1stTeeka's picture

i have a questin

So, for a poetry contest i edited the piece i submitted for GLM and now i'm in the semi finlas, so i wanted to know if i can do that or if the fact that i submitted it to GLM is going to cause problums, or the fact that i have it published online also on Deviantart. help plz

**Far from a saint, not quite a sinner**

patnelsonchilds's picture

No problem at all. If the

No problem at all. If the GLM project ever moves forward (which is still highly questionable at this point), the fact that it is also being published elsewhere will not matter. As long as we have your permission to publish it, whenever, there's no problem. Meanwhile, you can feel free to submit it anywhere you want. As I said, this project is not happening for the time being anyway. If it ever does get off the ground again, I'll be trying to contact everyone who submitted work and make sure they still want me to use it, so you'll have a chance to change your mind if need be. Thank you for participating. Hopefully one day we can make this work.

Patrick
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1stTeeka's picture

yay

yay, thanks

**Far from a saint, not quite a sinner**

1stTeeka's picture

little update for my poem

so i didnt win the 1k contest it was in, but i'm still getting published, oh,and the reason i didnt win the 1k is cause i'm in the 10k contest now XD i'm hopeing i win cause i could use 10k :D

**Far from a saint, not quite a sinner**

shina's picture

Hatred...

Here is a little poem you can use in your book.

The world is cruel to you your life is sad ?
but why do you fell so upset ??
it could be worse do not forget !
because the kick from my foot haven't still met with your ass !!

My last boyfriend left me because he decided that he is one of you...
In-spite the fact what for the last 3 years he was constantly almost every day repeating to me “You are the only love of my life” !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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This is my own thesis, keep your hands away !!!

625539's picture

I'd be interested in

I'd be interested in contributing, and writing about my own experiences.
I'll probably be submitting a piece. <3

Splash's picture

unfortunately...

...not only did this project die a long time ago, but Pat has permanently left the site, so there's little chance of its revival. Sorry...

~~~ the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses ~ e e cummings ~~~