Submissions for the spirit issue open June 28, 2021. Submission windows close Wednesday, September 1, 2021. Issue release scheduled for September 20, 2021. See below for our fine art calls.
The spirit issue (3) seeks works on the theme of Queer Belief, specifically works that reflect upon or are inspired by religion, mythology, and spirituality. All media will be considered.
To submit: complete our online form AND email a PDF of your pitch to our editorial team. Email instructions are available on our online form.
All submissions must be the sole creative property of the applicant or applicant group and must be original in content. All textual submissions (essays, articles, stories in fiction and non-fiction, poetry, and video and audio works) must be previously unpublished. Text should be clear and publication ready. Fine art collections must be previously unpublished. Consideration will be made for previously published individual works. Images should be high quality and ready for print production. Releases must be provided (if selected) for all subjects in published materials.
All pitch submissions must be submitted using the online form AND as a single PDF file (12 page and 10 MB maximum file size). No other file types will be accepted or reviewed. Photo, Fine Art, Video, and Audio submissions must be linked or embedded into the PDF file for consideration.
Due to the volume of submissions, only content selected for publication will receive a response from the Queer Quarterly team. If you do not hear from us by the close of submissions, we encourage you to apply again for our future issues. Submissions may be considered for social media if not selected for magazine publication.
WHAT IS A PITCH? Your "pitch" or idea for a feature in the magazine should include any written and visual material you would like us to consider. Please package all of your materials into a single PDF. You do not need to worry about layout and design. As little as one image or short poem may be included in a pitch. Stories, articles, and essays should be completed for full consideration. Photo essays or collections of art should also be packaged into a single PDF document for review.
Please complete the online form (coming soon) linked below AND email your complete pitch as a PDF (10MB file maximum please) for consideration. Email instruction are available on the form.