Two new blog carnivals, both of them radical

Ferris wheel at night.There must be something in the air, at least for bloggers, because two new blog carnivals have sprung up. The Anti-Essentialist Conundrum announces The Carnival of Radical Action which is devoted to grassroots organizing:

"So how does one go about doing this grassroots organizing?

"That's what this carnival is all about. I will be accepting any posts/submissions that have anything to do with organizing on a grassroots level. Some topic ideas that you might feel inclined to think about:

"How do you do radical leftist organizing in the Midwest? How do you confront racism/sexism/disableism/homophobia/classism etc within your group? How do you work with a community instead of on a community? […]"

Submit entries by May 25th via email (sylviasrevenge at gmail dot com) or via the submissions page.

Women's Space/The Margins announces The Carnival of Radical Feminists, the first issue of which has just been published.

From the announcement at Women's Space:

" … our goal will be to foreground posts in the feminist blogosphere which highlight or showcase radical feminist analsis, theorizing, process, events, politics, and ideas, and which celebrate and honor sisterhood as it has been herstorically envisioned by radical feminists.

"We hope the Carnival of Radical Feminists will build the profile of radical feminist bloggers, will direct extra traffic to participating bloggers, and particularly newer radical feminist bloggers, and will build radical feminist community worldwide."

What is a blog carnival?

Well, for starters:

"A carnival is a collection of links, a 'best of' endeavor, published regularly on a blog platform, which usually rotates.

"There is usually a 'carnival organizer,' who oversees the smooth running of the carnival and deals with administrative issues; there are also carnival 'hosts', who volunteer to put together an issue and publish it on an agreed date at their blog."

This is from the introduction to my Carnival Host Notes, which I wrote to share with the community what I learned from hosting the 3rd Carnival of Feminists.

Sour Duck's Carnival Host Notes are split into five parts:

Part I : Introduction
Part II : Technical Notes
Part III : Meta-Issues
Part IV : Reference Links
Part V : Revisions

Carnivals foster a sense of community and are a great way for you to network with other bloggers.

Carnival on!

Melinda Casino also writes at Sour Duck.

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