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Calls for Submissions

Calls for Submissions

Important Update on Our Publication Calendar

For a number of reasons, we have decided to consolidate our anthologies down to Hashtag Queer and the Queer Theater series.

Any work already submitted to the Queer Around the World, Geek Out, Queer Families, Queer Youth, Funny Queer, Queer Faith and Pan’s Ex series’ CURRENTLY will be considered for Hashtag Queer. 

Any work that would be appropriate for one of those other anthologies can be submitted to Hashtag Queer. 

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Click on the call for submission below to go straight to its guidelines or scroll down to peruse them all.

Email us at submissions@qommunicatepublishing.com with any questions.

Editorial Feedback

Our Senior Editor Sage Kalmus is now offering Editorial Feedback on your submissions for a small fee.

Sage Kalmus is  Adjunct Faculty in Lesley University’s MFA in Creative  Writing Program, was published in The Writer Magazine, Spine Magazine, Sanctuary Anthology and others, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has been a full-time freelance writer, editor and ghostwriter for over 15 years.  

Read more/Order Editorial Feedback.

Note that ALL SUBMISSIONS ARE STILL FREE.

Compensation

Payment for writers and artists contributing to any anthologies will published will be a split of the net income from sales of that book with the publishers and other contributors, as follows:

Net income = Retail price – costs of printing and distribution

Printing and distribution costs vary depending on which of the two printers/distributors we use (Amazon & Ingram) processed the sale. 

Of the net income from each book, the Publishers will keep 50% and the other 50% will be split evenly among all the writers and artists who contributed work to the book. Generally, each of our anthologies have between 14 and 40 contributors. 

Because we are a tiny company, royalties will be calculated once per year on the anniversary of the book’s publication date and payments along with documentation of sales will be distributed within 30 days afterward. 

* Please note: If you have already submitted work to us for an upcoming anthology, and you wish to withdraw that piece from consideration due to this change in payment structure, just let us know.


Hashtag Queer: LGBTQ+ Creative Anthology, Volume 5

Deadline: January 31, 2021

Seeking fiction, non-fiction, poetry and scripts by & about LGBTQ+ people and lives for the fourth volume of our flagship publication.

See full Hashtag Queer submission guidelines.


Queer Theater series: LGBTQ+ Ten-Minute & One-Act Plays for Students & Adults/General Audiences

CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS

Seeking ten-minute plays (10 pages) and one-act plays (15-30 pages) for students (grade, middle & high school), and ten-minute plays and one-act plays for adults & general audiences.

See full Queer Theater series submission guidelines.


*VISUAL ART*

INQUIRE ABOUT OUR CURRENT NEEDS

Seeking cover art for all books we publish and visual art for the interior of certain ones.

See full details on our calls for visual art.

*STANDALONE BOOKS*

CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS

Now open to submissions of completed, standalone works. Seeking all genres, lengths and formats. Must be by &/or about LGBTQ+. Must be previously unpublished and must be edited.

Full submission guidelines for standalone books.

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