Submission

Glitterary Magazine has no staff writers; we depend completely on LGBTQ+ youth to submit writing. There is no charge to submit or be published. All submissions will considered for publication.

What to submit

  • Any form of writing, including prose, poetry, and longer works spit into chapter-long submissions
  • Works with LGBTQ+ themes and/or characters
  • We especially love works that capture the diversity of the LGBTQ+ spectrum
  • This magazine is primarily in English, but other languages are welcome if there is a member on the editorial board fluent in that language

What not to submit

  • Fanfiction is cool, but not what we’re looking for
  • Please no graphic sexual content or violence

Who can post

  • We apologize, but due to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule, we cannot accept submissions from anyone under the age of 13.  We never knowingly collect personal information from persons under the age of 13. If we learn that we have any information or content from anyone under the age of 13, we will delete that information immediately.  If you live outside of the United States and are between the ages of 13 and 18, please look into your country’s privacy protection rules.
  • Because this is a magazine by youth, for youth, we suggest that all writers be under 22 years old.
  • We suggest that writers identify under the LGBTQIA+ spectrum.

Personal Information and Privacy

  • You may use your first name, a pen name, or publish anonymously.
  • We will publish your story only under the preferred name you specify to us. We will never publish your contact information on our website.
  • Do not mention any individual’s legal name in your writing, including your own. If you would like to write about a real person, please do not use their name, even if you have their permission.

Hate speech

  • Promoting hate towards any group is not permitted. If hate speech is used as something presented in a negative light, please refer to our content warning guidelines.

Plagiarism

  • If you have already published your writing elsewhere, please get permission from that magazine/blog/etc. before submitting that piece to this magazine.
  • If you took inspiration from somewhere, cite it.

How to Submit:

  • Please submit your writing in email to glitterarymagazine@gmail.com.
  • Please make “Submission” the subject line of the email
  • Please include the following in your email:
    • Your written work.  We accept submissions in the body of the email or in a .doc, .docx, .txt, or .odt file. Please use an email you will check regularly because we may contact you again.
    • The name you would like to use, if any. Please specify if you would like your work to be published anonymously.
    • A brief summary of your work to be posted on the magazine homepage.
    • Tags (genre, tone, themes, type of LGBTQ+ representation, etc.)
    • Trigger or content warnings, if applicable. This includes explicit language, sexual content, violence, homophobia, racism, discrimination, use of the word queer, slurs, abuse, death/loss, suicide, mental illness, major character death, self-harm, eating disorder, body dysphoria, gender dysphoria, panic attack, war, and/or any other event or theme in your story that may be triggering or upsetting to readers. This not only helps us tag the story if we post it on the website, it also helps protect our editorial board as we review your writing.

The magazine will usually be updated at 4pm PST on Wednesdays. Whether a submitted work is published on the magazine is decided by the board of editors on a case-by-case basis. If you are on the fence about whether to submit, we encourage you to submit your writing!

If you have questions about whether your work meets submission guidelines, please feel free to contact us at glitterarymagazine@gmail.com or by vising our “contact” page.