BLOOM is a publication of Arts in Bloom Project, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to queer artists, writers, and audiences.


BLOOM was founded to support the work of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered writers and artists and to foster the appreciation of queer literature and creation.

Our fall submission period is now open. We will accept work until December 15. Our guidelines are really basic.

Poetry: Send one document with all the poems included, not separate documents for separate poems. Send 3-5 poems, no more than 10 pages.Best wishes,

Prose: ┬áSend manuscripts of 25 or fewer pages–double-spaced, of course.

Use our new online submission system to submit your work:

Please email us at with any questions.

Thank you for keeping BLOOM in mind for your creative work.

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