Submit Your Work

We seek work of all genres by writers from the LGBTQIA community. We do not define or gatekeep what it means to be a queer writer: if you think your work belongs here, then it belongs here. To get a sense of what we publish please read some of our former issues. We don’t know what we like until we see it. Each month we announce a different theme, but don’t worry if the work you submit doesn’t quite fit: we often build issues and themes around work that takes us by surprise.

Simultaneous submissions are encouraged; we ask that you notify us if your work is accepted elsewhere. Written submissions are limited to 650 words. Please leave your name off of the submission itself and send one piece per submission, in PDF format. We do not charge a submission fee or a subscription fee; we offer all published artists a $25 honorarium as compensation.*

Submit Your Work:

Our theme this month is Dream. Please send your submission by 5/27/24. You will hear from us within sixty days of submission if your work is accepted for publication.

*Legal Jargon

By submitting your visual or written work, you confirm that you own the intellectual property rights (such as trademarks and copyright), image rights, and authorial rights necessary rights to publish the work through Rough Cut Press. Once accepted, you grant us permission to publish your submission in our digital & print magazines, website, and social media platforms. You assume all damage and compensation liabilities that might result from you submitting this work without the legal rights to publish it, and you exempt Rough Cut Press and all of our associates from any liability.

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