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Rough Cut Press publishes visual art, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry up to 650 words. We release a monthly issue and seek emerging and established voices from within the international LGBTQIA community.

Specifically, we seek personal, political, precise, raw, lyrical, critical, and experimental work; the stuff only you can write. Our readers are interested in interrogating systematic inequality, sex, sexuality, gender, phobias, what it means to be an activist, and what it means to create magic.

We’re here to build a platform for a multiplicity of voices to converge, and to compensate all contributing artists from day one.

We accept submissions year-round. We don’t charge a submission fee.

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Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this, you know that, yes, it’s true, I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you.

Frida Kahlo

I’m glad I was in the Stonewall riot. I remember when someone threw a Molotov cocktail, I thought: “My god, the revolution is here. The revolution is finally here!”

I always believed that we would have a fight back. I just knew that we would fight back. I just didn’t know it would be that night.

Sylvia Rivera

Take a deep breath and tell us your deepest, darkest secret, so we can wipe our brow and know that we’re not alone. Write like you have a message from the king. Or don’t. Who knows, maybe you’re one of the lucky ones who doesn’t have to.

Alan W. Watts

seeking artists/activists

Are you an artist? Activist? Both? We want to read, see, hear, and experience your work. Drop us a line.

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artists TALK

Every month we interview influential artists and activists who are engaged in powerful creative and political work.

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featured artist

I’ve been making photographs for more than twenty years. I have shot commissioned portraits, events, episodic video stills, interior design, architecture, and botanical rarities for scientific texts. This, in addition to my own personal everyday wonder at the glory and misery that is our existence.

Van Swearingen
Red - Liam O'Mara - Rough Cut Press

seeking artists/activists

Are you an artist? An activist? Both? We want to read, see, hear, and experience your work. Drop us a line.

Get in Touch

artists TALK

Every month we interview influential artists and activists who are engaged in powerful creative and political work.

Read the Interviews
Van Swearingen

featured artist

I’ve been making photographs for more than twenty years. I have shot commissioned portraits, events, episodic video stills, interior design, architecture, and botanical rarities for scientific texts. This, in addition to my own personal everyday wonder at the glory and misery that is our existence.

Van Swearingen

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