Thank you for your interest in submitting work to our gay fantasy arts & literary journal!
No entry fee is required, and all rights in the story remain the property of the author or artist. All types of science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, and dark fantasy are welcome.
We accept submissions on a rolling basis for our quarterly issues. For our winter publication, please submit your works by January 10th, 2023. The theme for our winter issue will be: a love worth losing (if love is a losing game).
Before submitting to us please keep in mind that we are devoted to LGBTQ+ fantasy. Your work should strongly reflect that. We are interested in work that elevates dreams and fairy tales in the gay community and its supporters. We're looking for original works of magic and fantasy. Even in darkness, hope can exist. We want to be transported to new worlds or fascinating new versions of our own! When considering submitting to us please ensure the work meets the above criteria.
All entries must be in English and original works. Plagiarism, which includes the use of third-party poetry, song lyrics, characters or another person’s universe, without written permission, will not be accepted. Submissions may not have been previously published in professional media or anywhere accessible online without a friend request or password. This includes personal blogs.
Fiction: We welcome fiction, 5,000 words or less. If you have a longer piece and your interested in publishing the work in separate issues, you can send those along as well. Submit as a Word document only. No PDFs. For flash fiction and shorter pieces, you can submit up to five stories - all in one document. Each story should start on a new page. Formatting should be in 12-point Times New Roman, Double-spaced. Please include a short third-person bio.
Poetry: Please submit up to five poems. Please send all in one document. Each poem should start on a new page. Word documents only. No PDFs. Formatting should be in 12-point Times New Roman, Double-spaced. Please include a short third-person bio.
Art: For paintings, illustrations, drawings, and digital media, you may submit up to 10 pieces of work in high-resolution digital files in jpeg format. Please resize your submissions before submitting to a maximum of 20MB and no larger. Your visual art pieces should contain the title of the work, size, the year, and medium and for photography whether (analog or digital). Along with your submissions please include your preferred name, preferred pronouns, and a third-person short bio.
Submit your work to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also submit any social media handles or a link to your website you'd like to include along with your bio.
We will notify you of acceptance via email before publication.
Compensation: We believe in the importance of being paid for your work, even if it’s only a token amount. At this time, we are able to offer three dollars (US$3) for each published story, poem, or artwork, to be paid via PayPal, with the option to donate it back to Orion's Beau if you are so inclined.
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