Call for Submissions: The St. Sebastian Review
We were founded to give voice to a community often disenfranchised and unheard. We are purveyors of fine poetry, fiction, nonfiction essays, and visual art from among the LGBTQ Christian community and its allies.
The St. Sebastian Review seeks submissions of poetry, fiction (maximum of 2,000 words), nonfiction essays (also, maximum of 2,000 words), and visual art from among the LGBTQ Christian community and its allies. While topics of sexuality and faith are welcome, they are certainly not required.
In terms of what makes a successful submission, very generally, we editors are looking for works that express thoughts and feelings honestly and unpretentiously. In poetry, we look for complex images and ideas; in prose we look for well-constructed stories and essays that are both personal and relatable. We seek work that will make those in our community feel more connected to each other and the world.
Like most editors, we make a lot of decisions about what to include based on artistic intuition.
We accept submissions of poetry (no more than five poems at a time), short stories (up to 2,000 words), nonfiction essays (up to 2,000 words) and visual art.
Please submit all work here.
We try to respond to submissions within three months of receipt. If you have not heard from us within that time frame, feel free to email us an inquiry.
Authors retain all rights to their original work after first publication. The St. Sebastian Review may publish the work in subsequent print editions of the online issue in which the work was originally published. The Review may edit submissions with permission of the author.