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We publish established and emerging writers alike, with an emphasis on voices from within the LGBTQIA community, specifically.

We seek personal, political, precise, raw, lyrical, critical, and experimental work of all genres. If your work is selected for publication you can expect to hear from us within 30 days of submission. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged; we ask that you notify us if your work is accepted elsewhere. Written submissions are limited to 650 words. We read blindly; please leave your name off the submission itself. Please send one piece per submission, in PDF format.

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