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
Autostraddle Nonfiction, paying https://duotrope.com/listing/25778/autostraddle
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
Crab Fat Magazine   https://duotrope.com/listing/16260
Foglifter Journal   https://duotrope.com/listing/21321/foglifter
Gertrude Press   https://duotrope.com/listing/1375
Hashtag Queer: LGBTQ Creative Anthology Series Paying, a project of Qommunicate Publishing https://duotrope.com/listing/21974/hashtag-queer-lgbtq-creative-anthology
Lambda   https://duotrope.com/listing/13740
Lavender Review Lesbian specific https://duotrope.com/listing/5351
LGBTQ+ True Stories Anthology Series Paying, a project of Qommunicate Publishing https://duotrope.com/listing/23421/lgbtq-true-stories-anthology-series
Peculiar   n/a
Plenitude Magazine Paying – Canada only https://duotrope.com/listing/13055
Queer Pack   n/a
Raspa Magazine Latinx only n/a
RFD Magazine   n/a
Screen Door Review Southern queer specific, open for submissions year-round https://duotrope.com/listing/22984
Sinister Wisdom Lesbian specific https://duotrope.com/listing/1709
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
Vetch Transgender poetry specific n/a