The book is a partnership between the Mental Health Foundation, Freight Books and the Adam World Choir.
We are seeking submissions for a new book documenting the lives of trans people from across the world.
If you are transgender or non-binary and have a story to tell about your life – important moments, things you are proud of, the challenges you have faced, and in particular your experience of being trans where you live – we would like to hear it.
No writing experience needed.
As a result of stigma, prejudice and violence, many trans people live with poor mental health, and suicide rates are high. The Mental Health Foundation believes that sharing human stories is one of the most powerful ways of challenging prejudice. We hope to create a book that will serve as an educational tool – increasing understanding and acceptance – as well as empowering others to share their own stories.
Submissions can be anywhere between 500 and 3000 words long.
We are especially keen to hear from people outside of the UK.
Each submission will be published in both English and the writer's native language. If you are not comfortable writing in English we will arrange for translation.
The book will be published in Spring 2018. Freight Books, The Mental Health Foundation and National Theatre of Scotland are delighted to be able to offer a small fee for all published submissions. Proceeds from sales will go 50% to the Mental Health Foundation charity and 50% towards to cost of printing.