For the month of July this year, I’m hosting the Carnival of Aces.
What is the Carnival of Aces?
The Carnival of Aces is a blogging carnival, running monthly since 2011, where bloggers collaborate to write on a shared theme. At the end of the month, the host (that’s me) will publish a post featuring links back to all the submissions. If you’re interested in an aro version, there’s also a Carnival of Aros you can check out as well.
The theme for this month’s carnival is “Home.”
This theme is intended to be broad & open to interpretation. You can apply it in any way you wish. With that said, here are some prompts to get your wheels turning:
- How does being ace affect where you live?
- How does being ace affect who you live with?
- How does your ace identity affect your living space?
- How does where you live affect your relationship to the ace community?
- What are some things that make you feel more “at home,” either in a place or in a community? Or vice versa, less “at home”?
- Whether or not you’ve achieved it, what is your ideal living situation? Who do you want to share a home with? Or are you someone who prefers to live alone?
- Have you ever “left home,” whatever that means to you?
- How do you know when you are “home”?
How to create and submit your entry:
First, write and publish something on the theme.
All blogging platforms are welcome: WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, Pillowfort, Dreamwidth, or anything else you choose to use, as long as the post you create is public. Technically, what you submit doesn’t even need to be a blog post — it just needs to be something available online with a url that can be linked. For examples of what previous submissions have looked like, you can browse any of the roundups linked at the Carnival of Aces Masterpost. Last month, the Carnival was hosted by Lib at A³ on the theme of “Then, Now, & Tomorrow.”
Then just drop the link in the comment section here on this post.
Alternatively, if you prefer, you can email me the link. Either way, I will confirm that your submission has been received — so if you don’t hear back with confirmation within a few days, you’ll know that you should try again.
The deadline for submissions is July 31st. I am willing to take late submissions, and I’ll wait a day or two before posting the final roundup just in case, but this is what you should shoot for.
Note that anyone and everyone is invited to participate, as long as your entry deals both with the theme & with the asexual umbrella. This extends to bloggers who currently identify under the umbrella, those who are questioning an ace identity, and those who have identified with the umbrella in the past, as well as those with any other relationship to the ace umbrella more tenuous or complicated than that.
If you have any questions or anything else I can help with, just let me know. Happy blogging, and I’ll see you on the other side.
July 1st, 2019 at 5:15 pm
I love this theme. Glad to see you host! (July is actually a month with 31 days, btw, so i assumeyou might want to tweak the deadline to shoot for?)
July 1st, 2019 at 5:44 pm
Thanks! I’m excited to see how it turns out.
(Shhh, that was supposed to be a trick for people who are bad with deadlines. Now though if anybody looks down at the comments, they know they get a bonus day, lol.)
July 1st, 2019 at 5:48 pm
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July 1st, 2019 at 8:05 pm
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July 7th, 2019 at 7:19 pm
My submission (a poem): https://thedemideviant.wordpress.com/2019/07/07/my-home-a-poem/
The Demi Deviant by LoyalTiger06
I really got into this prompt…thanks for the inspiration!
July 8th, 2019 at 12:31 pm
Submission received. Thanks!
July 13th, 2019 at 5:54 pm
Here’s my submission!
July 13th, 2019 at 6:39 pm
Submission received. Thank you!
July 21st, 2019 at 4:31 am
Here’s my submission, Coyote
July 21st, 2019 at 9:28 am
Submission received. Thanks!
July 21st, 2019 at 8:11 pm
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July 21st, 2019 at 8:12 pm
A submission: https://demiandproud.wordpress.com/2019/07/22/queer-christian-baiting-and-how-to-avoid-it/
July 21st, 2019 at 8:13 pm
Submission received. Thanks!
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July 28th, 2019 at 3:40 pm
Here is my submission: https://adventures-in-asexuality.tumblr.com/post/186613231973/home-alone
July 28th, 2019 at 3:48 pm
Got it. Thanks!
July 29th, 2019 at 11:37 am
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July 29th, 2019 at 11:41 am
Here is my submission: https://qsbookreviews.home.blog/2019/07/29/carnival-of-aces-home-is-a-single-bed
This is the first I heard of Carnival of Aces and I’m so excited to read other people’s posts!
Thanks for organising this!
July 29th, 2019 at 12:21 pm
Submission received. Thanks — and I hope you’ll consider participating again!
July 31st, 2019 at 9:49 pm
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July 31st, 2019 at 9:55 pm
Here’s my last minute submission I wrote in basically one sitting today so hopefully it’s not too obviously rushed. I loved the topic.
July 31st, 2019 at 9:58 pm
Thanks! Just in time.
August 2nd, 2019 at 8:14 am
If you can write my username luvtheheaven with a lowercase l at the front instead of the capital “L” I see currently, it’s not a huge deal but I would appreciate it.
Thanks for hosting this time!! Lots of important perspectives shared!
August 2nd, 2019 at 8:17 am
Roger that. Thanks for letting me know.
And yeah, a pretty good variety!
August 1st, 2019 at 3:55 am
Okay, I have half a late entry written, but it’ll have to wait until tomorrow (hopefully?) to post it.
August 1st, 2019 at 11:34 am
Thanks for letting me know! I’ll hold the roundup for tomorrow.
August 1st, 2019 at 9:53 pm
FINALLY DONE: https://prismaticentanglements.com/2019/08/01/home-is-not-a-place/
August 1st, 2019 at 10:16 pm
Excellent. Submission received.
August 1st, 2019 at 6:28 am
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