It’s official – Acts of Greatness‘s new LGBTQ youth magazine is ready to accept submissions!

About Greatness magazine

Greatness magazine will showcase the freshest art and writing by, for, and about LGBTQ youth. The magazine invites youth from Canada and around the world who identify as LGBTQ to write and create art about the world they see around them: their dreams, their activism, their work, their worries, their interests, and their humour.

Why did you call the magazine Greatness?

We decided to call the magazine Greatness because we’re all about putting a spotlight on LGBTQ youth and their many achievements. What makes someone great? Well, being yourself everyday in a world that tells you to be someone else is an act of greatness. There’s plenty of this type of greatness being demonstrated across the LGBTQ community and we want these to inspire others.

What can you submit?

We welcome all kinds of artwork and writing: nonfiction, essays, memoir, poetry, short stories, travelogue, flash-fiction, advice, interviews or reviews (books, plays, TV shows, movies), photography, illustrations, etc. either by LGBTQ youth or about LGBTQ youth.

What’s the deadline?

We ask that all submissions be in by March 31, 2015. This way we can distribute the magazine for May 2015.

Will the magazine be available online?

Greatness will be available online at actsofgreatness.org. We’re also looking to explore printing a limited number of copies. Stay tuned for more details on this.

A bonus for submitting

The first 40 people who submit to Greatness will receive a free print of our cover (see above image)!

Where to send your submissions or ask questions

Please send your submissions to hello@actsofgreatness.org.

Writing should be emailed as a Word attachment. Please also include a bio of up-to 150 words. We will consider one piece of prose (story, essay, memoir, review, etc.) at a time, and up to 3 poems.

We will also feature artwork by, about, and for LGBTQ youth. Please send samples or links to your online portfolio for us to consider it.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about what to submit. We’re happy to hear from you.


We thank Charlie for the amazing cover image.


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