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Taking Submissions Not a Pipe Publishing Untitled LGBTQIA+ Anthology

September 1, 2022

Deadline: September 1st, 2022
Payment: Contributors Copy and royalties
Theme: Speculative fiction, including science fiction, fantasy, horror, or any other works with a speculative element
Note: Authors must be LGBTQIA+ writers

We are so proud of our anthologies Strongly Worded Women, Shout, Denial Kills, and our forthcoming Stories (Within) (available on August 5th of 2022). We want to do it again! When we look at our country and our industry, we’re very concerned about attacks on LGBTQIA+ folks in the USA and around the world. We worry about how those attacks are silencing the voices of LGBTQIA+ authors, poets, and artists. We want to do what we can, so, just as Strongly Worded Women included only female-identifying writers, our next anthology will only feature the work of LGBTQIA+ authors, poets and artists.

Our panel of editors evaluating and selecting submissions is entirely LGBTQIA+ and includes incredible writers like Christine Sandquist, Lydia Valentine, and Claudine Griggs, and our co-publisher Viveca Shearin.

We will accept submissions under pen names to protect our authors/poets/artists.

We’re primarily seeking speculative fiction, including science fiction, fantasy, horror, or any other works with a speculative element. These genres are places of catharsis and solace where people of all identities can imagine new worlds where they are represented, but they’re also spaces where marginalized voices have often been pushed aside within the mainstream publishing industry. Give us your sentient spaceships, murderous fae, and weirdest ecology! We’re interested in both prose and poetry, and we’re willing to consider work in experimental or unconventional styles.

The stories do need to be fictional, though. We’re not knocking journalism, long form essays, memoirs, or online rants, but there are other places for those. We want to create a space for fiction and poetry exclusively by LGBTQIA+ authors and poets.

Can you submit if you are an ally? We at Not a Pipe Publishing love allies! This is not the place for an ally’s work to be published, but it is an opportunity for allies to support LGBTQIA+ writers by promoting this book. Tell a friend who is an LGBTQIA+ author about this opportunity, and encourage them to submit. Keep an eye on our social media page for ways to spread the word about this anthology once it appears.

Short Stories: 2000 to 3500 words would be ideal, but we will consider flash fiction or longer works.

Poems: Up to 350 lines, max, for a single poem

Art: Black and white images for the interior, color images for consideration for the cover

Multiple submissions accepted.

Reading fee: Zero dollars and zero cents

Deadline: Submissions will be accepted between June 1st and September 1st, 2022. We will attempt to identify all pieces for the anthology by October 1st.

Authors’ compensation will be in the form of a copy of the anthology and an equal portion of profits from the sale of the anthology.

Send your poem or short story to: [email protected] with the subject line: LGBTQIA+ Anthology Submission from _your name__

Via: Not a Pipe Publishing.


September 1, 2022