Every year, Prism Comics awards the Prism Comics Queer Press Grant to assist in the publication and promotion of LGBT comics. The grant is funded by donors who are either creators who want to help others just starting out, or fans who want to see more LGBT creators get published.
Queer Press Grant Application Process (more…)
Chelsea Station, an online magazine devoted to gay writing, is now accepting submissions for its fall issues.
The magazine publishes original and unpublished fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essays, memoir, humor, narrative travelogue, interviews, and reviews (books, theater, television, and film) relating to gay literature and gay men.
Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manuscripts should be emailed as Word attachments. Please include your name, address, and e-mail contact information on the first page of your document. Please query about reprints or promotional excerpts. Please also include a brief bio of 100 words at the end of your submission. Please do not send more than one prose work or more than four poems for consideration.
The online magazine also features art and photos and contributors can query by sending samples or links to their portfolio.
Editors are also welcome to query about guest editing.
Please consider submitting your LGBT-themed proposals to the Virginia Festival of the Book.
From UVA Professor Edward Strickler:
The 21st annual Virginia Festival of the Book will be March 18-22, 2015. Over the past decade I have worked with Festival staff to ensure one or more LGBTQ-themed panel or panel of LGBTQ authors in each festival. I’ve moderated a wide variety of panels–on scientific and medical issues with LGBTQ identities, on public policy issues, on issues of Constitutional law, memoirists, the work of fiction writers, readings of stories about and for LGBTQ youth, transgender themed panels, LGBTQ mystery writers, etc. – and want to continue. Virginia law is particularly oppressive of LGBTQ individuals, families, and communities; so, the more LGBTQ authors on diverse LGBTQ themes the better!
With the release of Issue Six of Glitterwolf Magazine, submissions for Issue Seven are now open. We are seeking fiction, poetry, art and photography from LGBT contributors, with an open theme. We’re looking for something that steps out of the well-trod lines of fiction and poetry, and makes us take notice. (more…)
MakerSex: Erotic Stories of Geeks, Hackers, and DIY Projects
Edited by Annabeth Leong
Deadline: September 30, 2014 (more…)
The Outrider Review is a quarterly journal publishing artwork and literature surrounding gender, sexuality and identity. We are seeking poetry, prose and artwork for our Winter 2014 issue. (more…)
NewTown Writers Press is accepting submissions for Volume 18 of Off the Rocks, our annual print anthology.
We are seeking poetry and prose from the GLBTQI community and its advocates.
We also invite submissions of photography and artwork to be considered for the anthology’s front cover.
Content of submissions should be PG-13 or lower and should be for and about individuals who identify as queer.
The theme of this year’s anthology is “the very definition of gay.” Ginger Rogers was a gay divorcee. Dorothy Brock just wanted someone to be gay with on 42nd Street. Heck, even The Flintstones promised us a gay old time. Fiction and non-fiction submissions should be a maximum of 5,000 words. Reprints are acceptable. Paste your single-spaced submission into the body of an e-mail. Please only send attachments if you are submitting photography or artwork. Up to three submissions per person permitted.
Submissions for Off the Rocks should be directed to allisonfradkin [at] aol [dot] com. All submissions will be acknowledged and everyone will be notified of the editor’s selections.
Contributors will receive a complimentary copy of the anthology upon publication.
The deadline for submissions is July 15, 2014.
For more information about Off the Rocks, please visit here.
The Round Up Writer’s Zine is looking for fresh, emerging writers looking for a place to share their work with like-minded people. We are interested in short stories, nonfiction, poetry, quirky essays, and personal musings. We prefer submissions that are transgressive, dark and gritty. (more…)