About Plenitude Magazine

Submissions are ongoing. Response time ranges from one to six months. 

About Plenitude Magazine

Plenitude Magazine aims to promote the growth and development of LGBTTQI literature through an online publication of literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic narrative, book reviews and short film by both emerging and established LGBTTQI writers.

We define queer literature and arts as works created by LGBTTQI people, rather than works which feature queer content alone. That said, we recognise that Plenitude readers are hungry for exceptional work that reflects queer histories, cultures, experiences, and sensibilities. We consider every submission with critical analyses, sometimes turning to an advisory editorial board of writers, academics, and community advocates.

 

What We Publish

Plenitude aims to complicate expressions of queerness through the publication of diverse, sophisticated literary writing, graphic narrative and short film, from the very subtle to the brash and unrelenting.

We are seeking literary fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, reviews, interviews, and novel excerpts at this time. We are not interested in genre writing, political essays, or rants; that said, we recognize that LGBTQ experiences are often inherently political, and we invite submissions that explore this through creative writing. If you are interested in writing political essays or other critical analyses of interest to a queer literary readership, please query the reviews editor, Rachna Contractor, at reviews(at)plenitudemagazine.ca. 

We encourage Black and Indigenous writers and writers of colour to submit work.

  • Fiction: Please send up to 2 stories per submission, double spaced, paginated, 12 point font, maximum 5,000 words per story.
  • Nonfiction: Please send up to 2 pieces per submission, double spaced, paginated, 12 point font, maximum 5,000 words per piece.
  • Poetry: Please send up to 10 pages of poetry, single spaced, paginated, 12 point font.
  • Graphic Narrative: Please send up to 10 pages of graphic narrative. Contact editor(at)plenitudemagazine.ca for details.
  • Book Reviews: Please query the reviews editor for reviews (up to 1000 words): reviews(at)plenitudemagazine.ca
  • Articles: Please query the reviews editor for articles (up to 3000 words): reviews(at)plenitudemagazine.ca

 

How to Submit

Please upload poetry submissions in one file. Upload prose submissions individually.

All unsolicited submissions should be unpublished, original works. There are no restrictions in this regard for film.

In your cover letter, please include a brief bio.

In your cover letter, please include a brief bio. We aim to reflect and reach a diverse group of readers and writers. To help us in our ongoing effort to achieve this goal, we invite you to include demographic information (age, race, gender), and let us know where you heard about Plenitude

We accept simultaneous submissions; in the event that your submission is accepted elsewhere, please let us know right away.

We offer honorariums of $60 per prose contribution (including book reviews and articles) and $25 per poem.

Plenitude Magazine buys first serial rights; copyright remains with the author/creator.

We define queer literature and arts as works created by LGBTTQI people, rather than works which feature queer content alone.

  • Please send up to 10 pages of poetry per submission.
  • All  submissions should be unpublished, original works.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions; in the event that your submission is accepted elsewhere, please let us know right away.

As Plenitude is a brand new magazine, rates are modest at this time, ranging from $10-$25 per contributor.

Plenitude Magazine buys first serial rights; copyright remains with the author/creator.

We define queer literature and arts as works created by LGBTTQI people, rather than works which feature queer content alone.

  • Please send up to 2 pieces per submission, double spaced, paginated, 12 point font, maximum 8,000 words per story or essay.
  • All  submissions should be unpublished, original works.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions; in the event that your submission is accepted elsewhere, please let us know right away.

As Plenitude is a brand new magazine, rates are modest at this time, ranging from $10-$25 per contributor.

Plenitude Magazine buys first serial rights; copyright remains with the author/creator.

We define queer literature and arts as works created by LGBTTQI people, rather than works which feature queer content alone.

  • Please send up to 2 stories per submission, double spaced, paginated, 12 point font, maximum 8,000 words per story.
  • All  submissions should be unpublished, original works.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions; in the event that your submission is accepted elsewhere, please let us know right away.

As Plenitude is a brand new magazine, rates are modest at this time, ranging from $10-$25 per contributor.

Plenitude Magazine buys first serial rights; copyright remains with the author/creator.