The Baton Rouge Area Foundation is soliciting submissions for the 2014 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, a $10,000 award that honors a rising African-American fiction writer. Now in its eighth year, the book award enhances the visibility of black writers and further expands their audiences. It is underwritten by the donors of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation in celebration of Louisiana’s revered storyteller, Ernest J. Gaines. (more…)
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The magazine publishes original and unpublished fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essays, memoir, humor, narrative travelogue, interviews, and reviews (books, theater, television, and film) relating to gay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 email@example.com.
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…)