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About Plenitude Magazine (plenitudemagazine.ca)
Plenitude Magazine aims to promote the growth and development of LGBTQ literature through a biannual publication of literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic narrative and short film by both emerging and established LGBTQ writers.
We define queer literature and arts as works created by LGBTQ people, rather than works which feature queer content alone. That said, we recognise that Plenitude readers are hungry for exceptional work that reflects queer histories, cultures, experiences, and sensibilities. We consider every submission with critical analyses, sometimes turning to an advisory editorial board of writers, academics, and community advocates.
What We Publish
Plenitude aims to complicate expressions of queerness through the publication of diverse, sophisticated literary writing, graphic art and short film, from the very subtle to the brash and unrelenting.
We are not interested in genre writing, political essays, or rants. We are only interested in literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic narrative and short film at this time. If you are interested in writing political essays, or other critical analyses, please contact us about contributing to our blog – we would love to hear from you.
Fiction: Please send up to 2 stories per submission, double spaced, paginated, 12 point font, maximum 8,000 words per story.
Nonfiction: Please send up to 2 pieces per submission, double spaced, paginated, 12 point font, maximum 8,000 words per piece.
Poetry: Please send up to 10 pages of poetry, single spaced, paginated, 12 point font.
Graphic Narrative: Please send up to 10 pages of graphic narrative.
Film: Please send us short film of no more than 10 minutes. as Quicktime movie with H264 compression, or a link to view the film online.
How to Submit
Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please place cover letter with your name, contact information, name of piece(s), and brief bio in the body of the email. Please title the files with your name, followed by name of piece. For example “ROUTLEY, ANDREA – HABITAT”
Attach text submissions as BOTH docx AND PDF file; this is to ensure we are seeing what you are seeing (especially for poetry submissions).
Attach graphic submissions as JPG or PNG files, bounding volume of 1600 x 1600, 96 ppi.
Attach short film as Quicktime movie file with H264 compression, or send us a link.
All unsolicited submissions should be unpublished, original works.
We accept simultaneous submissions; in the event that your submission is accepted elsewhere, please let us know right away.
We are still working out our budget and confirming sponsors, so pay is still to be determined right now. We will let you know our rates as soon as we can!
Plenitude Magazine buys first serial rights; copyright remains with the author/creator.
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