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Queer Pack is a new imprint of lesbian fiction publisher Ylva Publishing that is open to submissions from women, trans, intersex, and non-cis writers. Submissions for their first anthology are due March 31, and their looking for queer love stories that aren’t MM and need not be romantic:
Call for Submissions: Queerly Loving Anthology
Queer Pack is looking for happy and optimistic stories that reflect the positive aspects of being queer. We plan to publish a collection of short stories that will celebrate queer love in all its forms, be it romantic or platonic. We don’t mind, we just want to read it.
Have a tale about a trans princess off to save her lady love? Or perhaps you want to write about an ace woman and her queer-platonic partner celebrating fifty years together? Is there a story about an aro guy who just wants to hang with his non-binary roommate, but a ghost keeps interrupting their movie nights? Have a drama about a poly triad planning the biggest heist of their lives? Maybe it’s a simple story between two characters who identify as queer and how they met and fell for each other? Whatever it is, we want your stories.
What we are looking for
Positive queer stories. One of the main characters must identify as queer. This can mean they are bi, pan, lesbian, gay, aromantic, asexual, trans, genderqueer, genderfluid, non-binary, intersex, and so on.
We will accept previously published stories whose rights have returned to the author.
Please note that we do not accept stories by cis men. …
- Word count: Stories should be 5,000 to 6,000 words long.
- Payment: Writers whose stories are selected for the anthology will receive a one-time payment of $US 40 (via
PayPal), two free copies of the anthology in print format, plus an e-book of it in epub, mobi and pdf
- Deadline: Submissions must be in by March 31, 2017, US EST.
- Format: Send your story as an email attachment in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Put “Queerly Loving Anthology” in the subject line of your email. In the body of your email, include
your name, story title, word count, and a two or three-sentence story summary.
We’re looking forward to your submissions. You will hear back from us after May 1, 2017.