The Big Fat Carnival! – Call For Submissions

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I’m now taking submissions for the First Edition of The Big Fat Carnival. If you have a blog and you’re sympathetic to the cause, please consider linking to this post!

The Big Fat Carnival is a carnival for collecting some of the best blog posts regarding fat pride; fat acceptance; critiques of anti-fat bigotry, attitudes and research; celebration of images of fat people; practical difficulties of being fat; fat love (queer and otherwise); feminist views of fat and fat acceptance; the health at every size movement (HAES); and whatever else each edition’s editor feels fits into the theme.

(But please note, The Big Fat Carnival is not a place to advocate weight-loss diets, weight loss surgery (WLS), or feederism.)

The first edition of The Big Fat Carnival will be hosted by Ampersand on “Alas” on Tuesday, February 7th. Please read the call for submissions, and submit your posts to Ampersand via email or via this webform. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, February 5th.

Since this is the first edition, feel free to submit not only new posts, but also any old posts you’ve written – or that other folks have written – that you consider particularly loaded with merit.

And if you’d like to host a future edition of The Big Fat Carnival on your own blog, please email Ampersand and we’ll get you hooked up.

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    Patsy Nevins says:

    This sounds great, I can’t wait to read what you come up with. The Carnival of Fat sounds good to me, I admit that the original title does sound like Mardi Gras, but there’s nothing wrong with a good party. Are you sure you can’t make it bi-daily instead? :-)

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  12. 11
    Glen says:

    This sounds like a great idea I will have to look through my blog so see what I have to offer.

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    lynne says:

    I guess I dont really understand what this is. I mean I have some some pretty fat-positive posts over on my blog but for the most part, my blog is just a personal thing that covers a wide range of topics. Is this for individual blog posts or for submissions of entire blogs that focus on fat issues?

  14. 13
    Ampersand says:

    Submissions should be of individual blog posts, not entire blogs. :-) Please feel free to submit posts of yours, if you want to.

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    ElegantPlus says:

    This was forwarded to us – looks great!

    But not sure if our zine articles are eligible or not? *does* have a blog, but honestly most of our articles and postings come out on the website portal or through our mailing lists. I’ll rummage around and see what we have that might be a good submission, but please get back to me about what is and is not eligible!

    I’ll forward the call to a few of our mailing lists for you as well.

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  18. 16
    Roberta says:

    I’ve got a handful. Do you want them copy/pasted, or just the individual links?


  19. 17
    Ampersand says:

    Roberta, please follow this link and use the form there to submit the URLs. The deadline for the current (third) edition is June 3rd, so send them soon! Thanks!

  20. 18
    Roberta says:

    Awesome; I’m on it!