Volunteer to Host

The Carnival of Aros relies on volunteer hosts to keep the carnival going. Each host is responsible for developing a theme, writing and posting a call for submissions at the beginning of the month, and then writing a wrap-up post with links to all submissions received at the end of the month.

You can host the carnival calls for submission on any public platform of your choice, whether it’s a blog, tumblr, medium, or something else. If you don’t have a platform of your own but would still like to sponsor a monthly prompt, we’re also happy to host you here!

Update: In addition to monthly hosts, we are also looking volunteer(s) to eventually help with or take over coordination of the carnival overall, including messaging and recruiting hosts and reposting links to calls for submissions and wrap-ups. If you think you might be interested, or if you have questions, comment below or email sennkestra@gmail.com.

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, then hosting a carnival can bring attention and new readers 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 the volunteer to host page, with the month you’d like to host.  Alternatively, you may e-mail sennkestra@gmail.com.  Let me know your blog url and your e-mail address. (If you leave a comment, I will assume your e-mail is the one you use for commenting.)

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 summary post linking to the submissions (see archives for examples).  Check out this post from our sister carnival for some useful advice.

Do I have to volunteer for the next available month?

While we do encourage people to volunteer for the next empty spot when possible, it’s not required! So if, for example, the next open spot is in May but you have finals that month, feel free to request June or July instead!


Current Hosting Schedule:

February 2019 – The Ace and Aro Advocacy Project

March 2019 – Aromanticism, an aro community on Dreamwidth

April 2019 – Aromantic Ruminations

May 2019 – aroacepagans

June 2019 – Kaikiky

July 2019 – Next Step: Cake

August 2019 –



    1. Hi Kaikiky! I’m not sure what happened, but it looks like I never received your email, so thanks for reaching out again! The current next available month is June – would you like me to go ahead and slot you in then?


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