This is an open call for our queer issue, which will be published in fall 2020. We are seeking work in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction from writers who identify as queer, and book reviews of queer books. While we are interested in work that directly relates to gender and sexual identity, we are equally interested in work by queer writers that does not directly address queerness. Our interviews will also feature queer artists. Honoraria are $175 per prose piece, and $50 per poem.
Submit fiction pieces up to 5,000 words. Flash fiction welcome. No previously published work. Simultaneous submissions are okay. Honorarium is $175 per piece, regardless of length.
Submit nonfiction pieces up to 5,000 words. Flash nonfiction welcome. No previously published work. Simultaneous submissions are okay. Honorarium is $175 per piece, regardless of length.
Submit up to five pages of poems. No previously published work. Simultaneous submissions are okay. Honorarium is $50 per poem.
We are looking for reviews of books (all genres) forthcoming or published in the last year. While we prefer reviews of books that haven’t yet been released or are newly published, we also accept reviews of books that have been largely neglected (often publications from small/independent presses) in the past two or three years. Reviews should be between 500 and 1500 words. We publish book reviews both in digital issues and throughout the year. All submissions will be considered both for digital issues and/or as web features throughout the year.
Starting in January 2020, all of our interviews will be conducted by current students at Loyola or recent graduates as an effort to connect young writers with established artists. If you’re interested in being interviewed, query us (lindsay dot sproul at gmail dot com). We are interested in interviewing writers, visual artists, musicians, filmmakers or individuals in other creative fields.
As of 2018, we no longer publish print issues. You can access many of our print issues through the archives, and you can purchase back copies via email. We are moving fully online with two digital issues a year: see above guidelines.