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LGBTQ+ Literary Magazines/Journals

The listings below are literary magazines/journals that specifically focus on the artists and writers in the LGBTQ+ community. There are many other literary magazines that support LGBTQ+ contributors. For a more general list of all-inclusive/feminist lit mags, check out my list here: Feminist Lit Mags and Journals.

These literary magazines/journals are listed alphabetically; some are currently accepting submissions, some are temporarily closed. I’ve also included whether or not it is a paying market in the notes column. These lit mags/journals also fit the following criteria:

  • Generally do not charge fees to submit (although some may charge fees for some types of submissions and for contests).
  • They accept poetry submissions.
  • All accept electronic submissions.

If you have suggestions for lit mags/journals I’ve missed, please contact me here or leave a comment below.

Lit Mag/Journal Notes Duotrope
About Magazine Accepts individual pieces and manuscripts for their publishing house About Editions  
Adrienne Queer women specific https://duotrope.com/listing/10584
Assaracus Gay male specific https://duotrope.com/listing/5024
Crab Fat Magazine   https://duotrope.com/listing/16260
Gertrude Press   https://duotrope.com/listing/1375
Glitterwolf Currently on hiatus https://duotrope.com/listing/16182
Lambda   https://duotrope.com/listing/13740
Lavender Review Lesbian specific https://duotrope.com/listing/5351
Peculiar Utah only n/a
RFD Magazine   n/a
Screen Door Review Open for submissions year-round https://duotrope.com/listing/22984
Sinister Wisdom Lesbian specific https://duotrope.com/listing/1709
Smoking Glue Gun   https://duotrope.com/listing/15810
The Dandelion Review Women and gender non-conforming specific https://duotrope.com/listing/21079
The Gay and Lesbian Review Paying https://duotrope.com/listing/1395
The Quilliad Canada only https://duotrope.com/listing/20418
The Wanderer Paying https://duotrope.com/listing/21153
Vagabond City Paying n/a
Chelsea Station The editors do not respond to all submissions. After waiting 90 days, assume your submission will not be accepted. https://duotrope.com/listing/6362
Plenitude Magazine Paying https://duotrope.com/listing/13055
Raspa Magazine Latinos specific n/a
Vetch Transgender poetry specific n/a
Creating Iris Young adult specific https://duotrope.com/listing/13582

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  1. Whyi is it that ‘Feminist’ mags are mostly about the gay and the third gender magazines? All over the world women are still fighting for a space on this planet demanding justice and equality. They have many tales to tell

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    • Feminism, to me, is being fair and just. Feminism is not an ideology that should be used to condemn any one way of thinking, but rather to communicate, educate, and broaden the perspectives of those who are treating others unjustly. Journals and literary magazines focused on feminism typically support marginalized communities of writers and artists. LGBTQ+ focused lit mags can typically be categorized as also feminist. Both are encouraging the voices from those less heard in mainstream literature.

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