phati’tude Literary Magazine is pleased to announce that award-winning poet Timothy Liu will bring his expertise as guest editor to “The Lavender Issue: LGBT Literature Today,” and that, the online art forum for emerging artists, will be partnering via a special LGBT art competition for the magazine cover.  This collaboration promises to make this an exciting and ground-breaking issue to date. The issue is phati’tude’s Summer 2010 Issue and  will be published June 18, 2010.

The writers’ submission deadline for “The Lavender Issue” is May 7, 2010.  Guest editor Liu is looking for poetry and short stories that are written by LGBT writers, including essays that address the relevancy of LGBT literature as it pertains to the current literary canon; including historical and social issues as it pertains to the genre.  For more information, check out our submission guidelines at

The ArtSceneToday deadline for artwork is April 28, 2010; call for entries can be found at  The first place winner of the online LGBT Art competition will be featured as the cover artwork for “The Lavender Issue.”  Other winners and finalists will be featured on thephati’tude website at

Participate in our groundbreaking issue and submit your work today!   For more information, contact Gabrielle David, Editor at [email protected]

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