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
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 Not currently accepting submissions 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
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