A blogging carnival is an event in which various people blog around a single topic. At the end of the carnival, a host blog collects all the links. It’s a way of encouraging a variety of different voices, and a way to bring attention to blogs that would otherwise go under the radar.
A Carnival of Aces is a monthly blogging carnival centered on asexual and the asexual spectrum (gray-As, demisexuals, etc.). Anyone can participate, but responses should deal with asexuality or the asexual spectrum, and they should relate to the month’s theme (which is announced each month by the host). Alternate forms of media besides blogs are also welcome as long as they deal with the prompt. If you’re not sure whether your piece is okay, submit it anyway and we’ll figure it out.
How do I submit a piece for the carnival? Where is the current carnival?
At the beginning of each month, the host will post a call for submissions, and announce the theme. All you need to do is find the call for submissions and follow their instructions.
Why should I volunteer to be a host?
Hosting the carnival is an act of good will, but can also benefit you. If you have a blog (and you must have a blog to volunteer), then hosting a carnival will bring attention to your blog. You also get to choose the theme (though you do not have to choose a theme until you post the call for submissions).
How do I volunteer to be a host?
Comment on this masterpost, with the month you’d like to host. Alternatively, you may e-mail us at email@example.com.
The instructions to hosting are simple. At the beginning of your assigned month, you post a call for submissions (here is an example), which should include your chosen theme and some way to contact you. Shortly after the end of the month, you put up a post linking to the submissions (see archives for examples).
Scheduled future hosts
May 2011 - Writing From Factor X - “Coming Out”
June 2011 - Asexy Beast - “Intersections Between Race/Ethnicity/Culture/Nationality and Asexual Identities”
July 2011 - Skeptic’s Play - “Community”
August 2011 - Neutrois Nonsense - “Relationships”
September 2011 - An Asexual Space - “Media”
October 2011 - Blog the Second - “Family”
November 2011 - Kaz’ Scribblings - “Gender”
December 2011 - Really Ideally Emily - “Attraction”
January 2012 - Confessions of an Ist - “Unfulfilled Desires”
February 2012 - quod inane vocamus -”Re/presentation”
March 2012 - Shades of Gray - “Sexual Exploration”
April-June 2012 – Carnival on hiatus
July 2012 - A Life Unexamined - ”Compulsory Sexuality”
August 2012 – The Asexual Agenda – “Age/ageism”
September 2012 – Confessions of an Ist – “Unity and Diversity in the Asexual Community”
October 2012 – Concept Awesome – “Sexual education”
November 2012 – Lunas Specto – “Fiction”
December 2012 – Becky’s Musings – “Dating and Significant Others”
January 2013 – Critique of Popular Reason – “Non-traditional relationship styles and polyamory”
February 2013 – WTF Dynamics – “Language and Communication”
March 2013 – A Heart Full of Love – “Asexuality and kink”
April 2013 – The notes which do not fit – “The Next Generation”