School's out and pride month is in full swing! It’s a great time to get some writing out there if you haven’t already. Whether you’re an LGBTQ+ writer, or writing about LGBTQ+ characters, here’s a good resource list for places that are judgment free.
Before I list them out I’d like to explain a little bit what these sites offer. Some sites are larger publishers that have opportunities for young writers like Lambda Literary. Others are literary magazines and journals that specialize in LGBTQ+ writing or minority authors. Some resources are just tried and true at TYWI. And some are safe spaces to publish freely without censorship. Whether you’re out or closeted, these are great places to publish your sapphic love stories, journeys of self-discovery, or anything else you feel ready to share to the world.
Giving Room Mag
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Visual Arts
House of Lobsters Literary
Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Art
Poetry, Prose, Spoken Word, Art
Our Name Is Amplify
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Reviews
— exclusive to LGBTQ+ writers
These are the ones that stuck out to me the most in terms of accepting LGBTQ+ authors and content. You can find more information on submission dates and steps to submit on their websites. However, if none of these pique your interest, I have a link to so many more amazing places that’d love to publish your work: https://lumierereview.com/sub-jun-2021. Courtesy of yesterday’s summer camp workshop on publishing, I thought I'd share the link too.
While I still haven’t had the courage to publish anywhere yet, but when I do, maybe the commentary will be more worthwhile. Until then, we’re in this together. Remember Juven is celebrating pride month all June with specialized posts, be sure to check those out as well. Happy pride month and good luck getting published.
is a high school sophomore with aspirations for digital storytelling. She always seemed to understand things better if she could read it, versus videos or lectures, so English and History quickly became her favorite subjects. She volunteers for both Juven and The Meraki Organization to tell stories.