Hands On

Stories of Sexuality Work, Intimacy and Healing
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Call for Submissions

Deadline March 31st, 2024

Now Accepting Submissions

Deadline Extended to March 31st, 2024
Call for submissions: Seeking real-life stories highlighting the compassion and healing of those who do hands on sex and sexuality work. See detailed description below for more information on the anthology.

Send submissions to: handsonsubmissions@gmail.com

Length and Format: no more than 3,000 words, double-spaced, 12-point font. All submissions must be in .doc, .docx, or .txt format.

Compensation: Authors chosen will receive a copy of the print book. Once proceeds of the book are received by the editor, a stipend will be provided to each author. Amount will be determined by proceeds received.

The submission must be an original unpublished work, and the author must agree not to republish in the first 12 months after publication. After 12 months, you have the right to republish elsewhere. You may send more than one submission.

Cover Page: Submit each entry as a separate file and include a cover page with the name that would be used for publication (or request for anonymity), name (required, but will not be shared without permission), email address, phone number, address, and a and a bio of 100 words or less.

Submissions by Black, Indigenous, People of Color and LGBTQI+ people are encouraged.

Hands On will be aimed at those working in the sexuality field. This includes sex therapists, educators and counselors, as well as sexologists, human sexuality professors, and those doing sex(uality) work themselves.

In Hands On, we will show through personal narrative, that all forms of sex(ual) work have the potential to provide powerful healing and be a site of compassion and knowing the body. We explore some of the ways sex workers, kink, BDSM and tantra professionals, sexological body workers, and surrogate partners all perform work that engages directly with sexuality and provides opportunities for sex, love and intimacy. Whether the goal of the work is to titillate and excite, to give sexual pleasure and release, to help someone learn sexual skills and experience physical and emotional intimacy, or to help someone feel good in their body and embrace their sexuality, sex workers and other sexuality-related practitioners play critical roles in the field of
Each chapter will be its own story of a sex(uality) worker sharing their experience of compassion and healing in their work with clients. Authors may include guidance on how to be compassionate with clients. It is through finding joy in the work, that we can share that joy with those who seek it.

Editor’s note: It is important to acknowledge that many sex workers experience high levels of discrimination and violence. This is especially true for those working on the street, in particular for Black and Brown transgender sex workers. It is critical that we aid in the decriminalization movement for sex worker’s rights and safety. This will be acknowledged in the introduction of this book and readers will be encouraged to learn more and help where they can. Part of the proceeds from this publication will be donated to an organization that supports sex workers. We are open to suggestions on organizations to support