We aren’t just talking about submissions calls, we’re talking about acceptance! Acceptance of everyone, baby. We teamed up with the chillsubs team to highlight some of our favorite literary magazines and journals that have a focus on accepting poetry from members of the LGBTQIA community.
A collaborative zine series called “BEST SERVED COLD” describes the triumph of queerness over prejudice. The series encourages those who feel powerless to persevere and make a difference. Every issue features a different theme and includes queer writers. Their resilience and vibrancy complement each other. It is their intention to capture the reader’s heart and inspire them.
Marías at Sampaguitas are a print & online literary magazine dedicated to amplifying the art of BIPOC & LGBTQIA+ communities, all marginalized genders, & everyone in between. They accept work from both emerging and established writers and artists, and from folks of any and all ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds. However, they do prioritize work from artists who come from underrepresented communities.
A brand-new online literary mag that aims to uplift queer & trans creators, Pink Pansy Press accepts submissions of all kinds, including personal essays, poetry, fiction & non-fiction writing and art of all printable mediums. At this time, they are unable to pay contributors, though each contributor will be provided with a physical zine copy of the issue their work is in!
Snarl is a print and online journal of literature and art. They seek to publish and promote creators of marginalized identities. They are seeking submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art for online and print publication. You may submit up to five previously unpublished poems at a time, but please let the know as soon as your work is accepted elsewhere.
For a full list of publications that are open for submissions, take a little perusal of our Where to Submit List that we update quarterly. If you need help getting your ideas going, we also have our “How to Get Rid of Writer’s Block” blog post for tips to get your ideas flowing. Send us your work when you get published, ya’ll!