The Remedy: Queer and Trans Voices on Health and Health Care

Call for Contributions

To remedy means to heal, to cure, to set right, to make reparations. The Remedy: Queer and Trans Voices on Health and Health Care invites writers and readers to imagine what we need to create healthy, resilient and thriving LGBTQIA communities. If you could tell your health care provider how to take better care of your health, what would you say? Whose voices are missing from the conversation on LGBTQIA health? How can health care providers and health systems better meet queer and trans people’s needs? How do historical and contemporary experiences of oppression and resistance shape queer and trans people’s health today?

The Remedy will be published by Arsenal Pulp Press in 2016. This anthology will be a diverse collection of real-life stories and resources from queer and trans people, health care providers, activists and leaders with something to say about the challenges, the politics and the opportunities surrounding LGBTQIA health. It’ll be a must-read for health care providers (and providers in training), students, researchers, policy-makers, and anyone with a passion for queer and trans people’s health.

Topics of interest include (but aren’t limited to) stories about:

  • Innovative approaches to LGBTQIA health care and the creation of healthy, resilient LGBTQIA communities
  • How LGBTQIA health intersects with other aspects of identity (e.g., race/ethnicity, indigeneity, disability, class, etc.)
  • Your experiences as a LGBTQIA person engaging with health care providers and the health care system – what works for you? What doesn’t? What would make things better?
  • Your experiences working as a LGBTQIA health care provider and/or care provider to LGBTQIA people
  • Your experiences as a LGBTQIA person training to be a health care provider (e.g., medical education, nursing education, other allied health professions, etc.)
  • LGBTQIA health activism, including historical and contemporary perspectives on how we are changing the health care system to better meet the needs of our diverse communities
  • What’s missing in LGBTQIA health care services and narratives? What aren’t health care systems and professionals talking about? What do patients need to know, or professionals need to hear?

Got an idea for a piece? Send in a 200-word proposal describing what you plan to write about in your piece (or summarizing your piece if you already have something written). Please include a brief bio with your proposal. Proposals and bios should be sent to by April 15, 2015. If your proposal is accepted, your final submission should be 500-2500 words. Final essays for accepted proposals will be due July 10, 2015. The book will be published in the fall of 2016. Contributors selected for inclusion in the anthology will each receive a nominal fee and two copies of the book.

Contributions should be non-fiction (creative non-fiction/personal essays and analytical/historical). If you’re interested in writing in another format (e.g., fiction, poetry, interview), please send the editor a query before submitting your proposal. The Remedy aims to centre diverse voices and experiences and encourages submissions from authors who identify as people of colour, Aboriginal or indigenous, disabled, and working class/poor.

Got questions? Email the editor at

A note on language: The Remedy is intended to be inclusive of the voices and experiences of people across a diverse range of sexualities and genders. While the title of the book centres the terms “queer” and “trans,” the call for contributions includes the acronym LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, Two Spirit, queer, intersex, asexual) as The Remedy aims to represent a broad spectrum of identities, experiences and bodies.


One Response to “Call for Submissions: Queer and Trans Voices on Health and Health Care”

  1. 11 May 2015 at 2:18 PM #

    To Whom It May Concern:

    I just came across your Call for Submissions: Queer and Trans Voices on Health and Health Care. I realize the proposal deadline was April 15, 2015. I was wondering if it would still be possible to submit a proposal this week? I am a trans-identified scholar and my work focuses on trans medicalization and regulation. I would love to submit a paper for this publication.

    Thank you,
    Evan Vipond

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