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
Assaracus Gay male specific
Crab Fat Magazine
Gertrude Press
Glitterwolf Currently on hiatus
Lavender Review Lesbian specific
Peculiar Utah only n/a
RFD Magazine   n/a
Screen Door Review Open for submissions year-round
Sinister Wisdom Lesbian specific
Smoking Glue Gun
The Dandelion Review Women and gender non-conforming specific
The Gay and Lesbian Review Paying
The Quilliad Canada only
The Wanderer Paying
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.
Plenitude Magazine Paying
Raspa Magazine Latinos specific n/a
Vetch Transgender poetry specific n/a
Creating Iris Young adult specific