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Rough Cut Press publishes fiction, nonfiction, visual art, and poetry. We release a monthly issue with works by emerging and established voices from within the LGBTQIA community.

We seek personal, lyrical, critical, and experimental work in under 650 words. We accept submissions year-round, we don’t charge a submission fee, and we offer each writer an honorarium.

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WHO WE ARE

Rough Cut Press publishes fiction, nonfiction, visual art, and poetry. We release a monthly issue with works by emerging and established voices from within the LGBTQIA community.

We seek personal, lyrical, critical, and experimental work in under 650 words. We accept submissions year-round, we don’t charge a submission fee, and we offer each writer an honorarium.

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Nuance, I’d say, means redefining the smallest of details, parts that elude our daily scrutiny of this world. It means spotting a gash from the seemingly obscure, making out a white stain from the blinding dark. Nuance tilts towards shapeshift. The slight difference between our lifestyles & all other entities.

Nnadi Samuel

Just as the past is different from now, transpositionally, the future can be different from now. Ultimately, history bears witness to the inescapability of difference and the inevitability of change.

Susan Stryker

The antidote to rage is nuance.

Adam Golub

Not only do I think justice is possible—I think redemption is possible. I think we are put here for a purpose. Every one of us is an utterly unique being. Even if reincarnation is true, the fact is that I will only be this person in this time, in this place, once, in an infinite expanse of space and time, which is pretty astonishing.

Jen Richards

what we look for

poetry, flash fiction, flash nonfiction, micro-essays, photography, and visual artwork

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Here we have conversations with creatives whose work has a lasting impact on how we think about craft, and how we approach the world at large.

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featured artist

Lauren is an editor, writing instructor, and essayist from Palm Springs, CA. She trained as a cognitive research psychologist for ten years while quietly nurturing an original love of making through creative writing, sculpture, painting, and photography. Across genre and medium, her work explores the human experience as art in all forms.

Lauren K. Dougherty
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what we look for

poetry, flash fiction, flash nonfiction, micro-essays, photography, and visual artwork

Submit
Jen Richards

artists TALK

Here we have conversations with creatives whose work has a lasting impact on how we think about craft, and how we approach the world at large.

Read the Interviews
Picture of Lauren K. Dougherty, sitting on a pale blue couch.

featured artist

Lauren is an editor, writing instructor, and essayist from Palm Springs, CA. She trained as a cognitive research psychologist for ten years while quietly nurturing an original love of making through creative writing, sculpture, painting, and photography. Across genre and medium, her work explores the human experience as art in all forms.

Lauren K. Dougherty

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