Now accepting submissions, pitches, and queries!
Our goal is to build an inclusive, respect-centered space where LGBTQ+ voices can be heard. We publish writers of all levels of experience, and we're always interested in new voices. Don't be afraid to pitch anything that interests you— even if it doesn't exactly fit this issue, it might be a good match for the next one!
Send unsolicited drafts to firstname.lastname@example.org There is no submission fee. Expect a response regarding your submission in around three weeks.
We buy first serial and non-exclusive online/archival rights. In plain English, the right to be the first to print your writing in a magazine, and afterwards to include it on our website.
All submissions except poetry go through a round of editing with our staff.
Our rates are 10 cents per published word, and we pay upon acceptance. Regardless of length, we will always pay at least $30. If this issue is successful, we hope to be able to raise our rates in the future.
A note from the editor...
Growing into my identity often felt immensely isolating. My parents and peer group were mostly conservative and religious, so there were few people I was truly comfortable around.
There were no role-models for people like me, only images of ostracization. It often seemed I had to choose between a life of secrecy or exile.
Thankfully, I came of age alongside the internet. Encountering LGBT musicians, performers, writers, and artists online provided proof that I could be myself without being alone, that I could be queer and thrive.
I'm older now, happy, but I haven't forgotten how it felt to be desperate for something to identify with. I still feel a spark of joy every time I find them. That's why I'm assembling this zine: to share that spark of joy with others seeking their own reflection.
I am so proud to be part of these communities. We thrive, and the whole damn world needs to know it.
Let's get to work,
—Michael Bacon, Editor-in-Chief