Submit Your Work

We seek experimental work of all genres by writers and allies of the LGBTQIA community. 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 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. We read blindly; please leave your name off of the submission itself. Please 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.*

If your work is selected for publication you can expect to hear from us within thirty days of submission.

Submit Your Work:

This month’s theme is exhalation. Submissions are due by 3/25/23. You will hear from us within thirty 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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