Request for Book Proposals

Unitarian Universalist Retired Ministers and Partners Association (UURMaPA) announces a search for an editor or editors to compile or write a book telling stories of the past 50 years of LGBTQ+ history in Unitarian Universalism. We envision this as a “Conference Book,” drawn largely from materials generated by the UU Rainbow History Project, in particular its February and October 2019 Conferences on this subject. The materials include videotape presentations and interviews, as well as written submissions, some of which can be found on the website, Content will include

  • Stories of UU clergy pioneers, leaders, activists, and partners
  • Issues of spiritual, institutional, cultural transformation
  • Representation and inclusion of voices from the rainbow spectrum of LGBTQ+ identities and experiences.

We are intentionally leaving the specifics about the form of the book open-ended. The book you imagine may consist of a series of essays excerpted from Conference content. It may be a compendium of stories and experiences. It may include shorter pieces of poetry, prose, and prayers. It may be a resource that can be used by congregations. Or it may be something else you dream up.

We expect the editor or editors will represent the lived experience of LGBTQ+ identities. Ideally, the author or authors will attend the second UU Rainbow Conference October 7-10, 2019 in Litchfield, CT.

Proposals should include the following, all in one document:

  •           your name/s, addresses, and contact information
  •           your qualifications to write this book
  •           a summary of the book (2–10 pages) which describes what it is and how it would be structured, including a table of contents

Submissions should be sent by September 1, 2019 to:
Diane Miller
646 Rockview Road
Salina KS 67401

A link to this Request for Proposals you can download and print: