Celebrate Pride Month by supporting literary magazines created by and for queer writers. Please note: these magazines do not require subject matter to be queer themed, but ask that only authors who identify as LGBTQ+ submit.
Based in the Bay Area, Foglifter publishes a biannual literary journal, chapbooks, and anthologies, with an emphasis on featuring queer authors who are multi-marginalized. Submit 3–5 poems, up to 7,500 words of prose, or up to 20 pages of cross-genre work or drama. Reading periods: March 1–May 1; September 1–November 1.
Gertrude is the longest consecutively published queer literary journal. Submit up to 5 poems or up to 3,000 words of prose. Submissions accepted year round.
Lavender Review is a free online magazine that publishes poetry and art by, about, and for lesbians. Submit 3–6 poems. Submissions accepted year round.
Founded in Provo, Utah, peculiar “began as a way to recognize the creative talents of the often-overlooked queer community within Utah’s unique culture.” The journal now accepts work from queer writers and artists from anywhere in the world. Submit 1–6 poems or prose up to 3,500 words. Reading period closes June 27.
Plenitude is Canada’s only queer literary magazine. BIPOC and trans writers are especially encouraged to submit. Submissions are currently open only to Canadian authors. Submit up to 5 poems, up to 5,000 words of prose, or query the editors for reviews/articles. Reading period: May 1–October 1.
Founded in Austin, Texas, Raspa is a yearly magazine devoted to showcasing queer Latinx authors. Submit 3–8 poems or 1,500–3,000 words of prose. Reading period: February 15–August 15.
Edited by the Black Lesbian Literary Collective, Serendipity publishes work by queer writers of color, particularly Black and Indigenous lesbian, trans, and nonbinary authors. Submit up to 3 poems or prose up to 5,000 words. Reading period closes August 31.
Stellium centers work by Black queer and trans writers. The magazine also accepts writing and art by other QTPOC. Submit up to 3 prose poems, fiction up to 6,000 words, or creative nonfiction up to 3,000 words. Some issues are themed; see website for current theme. Reading period opens in July.