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Queer & Trans Voices Anthology – Jan 2023
We are a queer-owned indie press based in Colorado. In the aftermath of yet another tragedy, we want to help in the best way we know how: fostering community and healing through art.
This is a special issue for LGBTQ+ voices to highlight their stories of mental health awareness in whatever form that takes. Bring us your trans rage, your queer grief. We’re not afraid of your darkness – we are here shouting with you. We want your poems and artwork that speak to your unique experience. All proceeds from this issue will go to the victims of the Club Q mass shooting.
All work remains your own. Simultaneous submissions, previously published work, and work published on Instagram are accepted.
SUBMIT: 3-5 poems or pieces of art that represent your experience with mental health. You may submit both poetry and art. Specific themes will be announced for each anthology, but we always focus on mental health awareness.
- Please include YOUR NAME in the file name. (ex. mrbitey_poetry.pdf)
- Include all poetry in a single PDF or Word Doc. Send artwork separately as a .jpg so we can download it.
- Include a 50-word THIRD person bio to be printed in the back of the book.
- Include a short paragraph on why you are submitting to us as an attachment or in the submission form body.
Our staff works on a volunteer basis, so we cannot offer payment. Contributors receive a free digital copy and the opportunity to purchase one print copy at a discounted price. In addition, 10% of all anthology sales are donated to a featured mental health non-profit.
To get a specific idea of what kind of work we like, check out our previous anthologies or Instagram.
We can’t wait to see your work! Thank you for submitting!