For Writers : Calls for Submissions

Call for Submissions: Applications Open for Multidisciplinary Retreat

The Cabins is a multidisciplinary retreat in Norfolk, CT for people working in the creative arts. Open to artists, writers, musicians, dancers, filmmakers, poets—pretty much anyone who has rarely had employee health benefits—the annual retreat was founded on the tenets of open-mindedness, collaboration, and financial accessibility by novelist and screenwriter, Courtney Maum…. read more

Call for Submissions: A Collection of Transmasculine Erotica

Phreedom Media is open for submissions for Aura, a collection of transmasculine erotica. As the streams of communication open about transgender and transexual identified indivudals, lines between taboo and mainstream are becoming blurred.  Aura challenges our collective stereotypes of transgender men to expose and change…. read more

Call for Submissions: The American Poetry Journal

The American Poetry Journal (APJ) is open for poetry submissions from March 1 to April 30, 2017, reading for its June 2017 online issue. We publish work from writers around the globe no matter race, color, religion, national origin or citizenship status, ancestry, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or disability…. read more

Call for Submissions: LGBTQ Creative Anthology

Hashtag Queer: LGBTQ Creative Anthology is seeking material for its first edition, to be published this pride season, June 2017. We are seeking short creative work by queer-identified writers and artists &/or on queer themes. We are seeking fiction, non-fiction, poetry, scripts, and visual art. See full submission guidelines below & message us with any questions…. read more

Call for Submissions: Gertrude Press

Gertrude Press, one of the world’s longest running queer journals, is now accepting submissions for their 2017 Poetry Chapbook Contest (February 1-June 1). The winner will receive $200 and 25 copies of their chapbook. This year’s judge is Cave Canem fellow ARISA WHITE, who is the author of Black Pearl, Post Pardon, Hurrah’s Nest, A Penny Saved,… read more

Call for Submissions: Raised By Unicorns

Are you the child of LGBT parent or parents? Are you a fantastic writer with a keen sense of wit and retrospection with a unique, true story to tell? If so, you now have a chance to be a contributor in Raised By Unicorns, a new book by America’s favorite “Gay at Home Dad”, Frank… read more

Call for Submissions: Lesbians in the City

While the Landdykes’ issue of Sinister Wisdom (Sinister Wisdom 98: Landykes of the South) focused on the lived experiences of lesbians in rural communities, what are the lived experiences of lesbians in the city. Where do the lesbians in the city come from if and when not from the city? What propels them to move… read more



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