We’re looking for gay fantasy fiction and poetry for our inaugural issue. We’d like submissions to be in by the end of February. A little bit about the magazine: Orion’s Beau creates a space where diverse artists, poets, writers, and others can share their original works, magic, growth, and other worlds. Even in darkness, hope can exist. Happy endings are possible for us all. We specialize in works of gay fantasy. See our submission page for more information: https://www.orionsbeau.com/arts-and-literary-submissions
Just got this from queer Latino author and now editor Michael Nava: A few months ago, I became managing editor of Amble Press, anew imprint of Bywater Books, an established and respected lesbian small press. The owners of Bywater started Amble because they wanted to publish writers across the whole LGBTQ+ spectrum and were particularly interested in publishing queer writers of color. I’m now currently and actively seeking submissions for fall 2021. We are interested in a broad range of genres, including sci-fi and speculative fiction. See our submissions page for more information: https://www.bywaterbooks.com/amble_press_submissions/
FIYAH is a quarterly speculative fiction magazine that features stories by and about Black people of the African Diaspora. This definition is globally inclusive (Black anywhere in the world) and also applies to mixed/biracial and Afro-appended people regardless of gender identity or orientation. Link: https://www.fiyahlitmag.com/submissions/
The world is broken. Fires, hurricanes, famine and disease haunt the land. We all need a little hope. For this anthology, we’re looking for stories that depict a (near) future Earth that’s somehow better than this one, Show us a world post-climate change, where we made peace with the planet. Or a world where we moved past racism and into a broader understanding of the connectedness of all the races of humanity. How about one where gender no longer matters? Or where borders are no more. We’re not looking for preachy. We want realistic depictions of the Earth that could be, even … Read more
I’ve had a bit of a crisis in terms of how I should approach the task of filtering submission calls before I post. I strive to make this blog LGBTQ-inclusive and to help in protecting underrepresented writers from marginalization during the submissions process. But sometimes I make mistakes.
Apparition Lit wants speculative fiction and poetry on the theme of ambition for its April 2019 issue. Submit February 15-28. They pay 3¢/word for fiction and $15 per poem.
This will be an anthology of stories set on / dealing with the abiding influence of the Moon. You can take a literal or non-literal approach. The “Once” aspect will deal with how older cultures / earlier civilisations / people in history saw the Moon, considered and reflected upon the Moon. Think Verne, Wells, Godwin. Think mythology. Think the Sumerians. Think the Ancient Greeks. Think beliefs held by vanished cultures. These stories do not have to be factually, scientifically accurate; the Moon element could be seen as poetic, figurative, imaginative, etc. These stories will likely form one- third of the … Read more
Gay romance publisher Dreamspinner Press is accepting manuscripts for its Dreamspun Beyond book line, an ongoing collection of contemporary paranormal romances. Submit anytime; pays royalties.
New Myths Publishing wants speculative short stories and poems for its quarterly issues and an upcoming anthology. Submissions open Jan. 1–Feb. 28, pays 1.5¢/word.
The holidays are a time for warmth and joy, for food and laughter – except when they go horribly wrong. Baking disasters. Shopping trips from heck. Getting lost on the way to Grandma’s space station. Accidentally summoning demons with improperly laid Yule fires. All the usual holiday catastrophes. Whether the disasters are the meet-cute, the inciting incident, a series of escalating calamities, or the final cataclysmic dramatic climax, Mischief Corner is looking for low angst stories with solid characters dealing as best they can with their personal holiday nightmares and stumbling into love in the process. Deadline for submissions: End … Read more