Resources: Queer Literary Magazines

Part of our mission here is not only to provide great queer content, but also to point readers (and writers) in the direction of other sources of good queer reads. So we’ve compiled a list of other literary journals who, like us, highlight LGBTQ+ writers. You can find posts on other journals, books, publishers, and ya know, resources, in our resources tag.

Apogee is a literary journal specializing in art and literature that engage with issues of identity politics: race, gender, sexuality, class, and hyphenated identities.” (from their “About” page)

“Assaracus is a literary journal featuring poetry by self-identified gay men. Named for the earth-bound brother of Ganymede, the youth swooped up by Zeus’ eagle to serve the god, Assaracus is published four times a year.” (from their homepage)

Blithe House Quarterly
BHQ features a diversity of new short stories by emerging and established lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered authors.” (from their homepage) 

“BLOOM is a publication of Arts in Bloom Project, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to queer artists, writers, and audiences. BLOOM was founded to support the work of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered writers and artists and to foster the appreciation of queer literature and creation.” (from their “about” page)

Chelsea Station Magazine
Chelsea Station Magazine is a literary magazine devoted to gay literature, and an imprint of Chelsea Station Editions, an independent gay publisher.

“EDUCE Literary Journal is biannual publication committed to showcasing visual artists and publishing innovative literary fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction by established and emerging writers from the queer community.” (from their “about” page)

“Glitterwolf Magazine is a UK-based literary magazine dedicated to showcasing the work of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender) contributors from around the world. we publish art, photography, poetry and fiction.” (from their homepage)

Gertrude Press
Gertrude Press is one of the oldest publishers of LGBTQ+ voices, continuously publishing since 1999. They publish a bi-annual journal as well as fiction and poetry chapbooks, winners of their annual contest.

Lavender Reveiw
Lavender Review is a free international, biannual (June & December) e-zine dedicated to poetry and art by, about, and for lesbians.

Plenitude Magazine
Plenitude is a Canadian magazine that publishes works strictly by LGBTTQI writers, filmmakers, and artists. “Plenitude aims to complicate expressions of queerness through the publication of diverse, sophisticated literary writing, art and film, from the very subtle to the brash and unrelenting.” (from their mandate)

“Raspa Magazine is a response to the paucity of queer Latino literature readily available to readers. It is a biannual queer literary magazine that focuses on the Latino perspective. Raspa intends to showcase the experience of queer Latino artists, thereby providing a better understanding for ourselves as peers and for those outside of our community.” (from their “about us” page)

Sinister Wisdom
“Sinister Wisdom seeks to open, consider and advance the exploration of lesbian community issues.Sinister Wisdom recognizes the power of language to reflect our diverse experiences and to enhance our ability to develop critical judgment as lesbians evaluating our community and our world.” (from their homepage)

Skin to Skin
Skin to Skin is a quarterly coffee table magazine for women of the LGBT community, mixing poetry and prose with the artistry of the female art form.” (from their “About” page)

St. Sebastian Review
“The St. Sebastian Review is an LGBTQ Christian literary magazine, founded to give voice to a community often disenfranchised and unheard.” (from their homepage)

THEM: a trans lit journal
“THEM is a body of writers, of writing that does not conform.
Whether we lie outside, between, reject, or move freely between gender identities, our bodies are a site of disruption, confusion, and instability for those around us.” (from their “about” page)

Did we miss someone you know and love? Tell us! Leave a comment or email us and we’ll add them! As we find more journals, we’ll let you know! (and update our Resource page.)

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