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.

Plenitude invites you to submit to the first-ever “Rainbow Unicorn Stuffie Mixtape Awesomeness Flash Writing Contest”!

Yes. That is really what it’s called.

Guidelines: Send us your best fiction, non-fiction or prose poetry between 250 and 500 words. A moment, a deft scene, a life story—what can you do with this tight form?

Open to all LGBTQ2+ identified writers. Maximum TWO submissions per writer. Submit as a word processing document (doc, docx, rtf, etc.) No PDFs please—we need to count words and we don’t want to do it by actually counting.

Submissions will be judged blind, so do not include your name or address in the manuscript itself. All submissions will also be considered for publication in Plenitude.

Deadline: September 30, 2017

Cost: The contest is FREE to enter.

Reward: The winning entry will receive … Prestige! Praise! Publication! PLUS a mixtape created by internationally renowned author Hiromi Goto using her very own boom box, and a unicorn stuffie selected by one of Canada’s most prolific reviewers, scholar and novelist, Brett Josef Grubisic.

Judge: Daniel Heath Justice is a Colorado-born Canadian citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He is the author of Our Fire Survives the Storm: A Cherokee Literary History and numerous essays in the field of Indigenous literary studies, as well as co-editor of a number of critical and creative anthologies and journals, including The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature (with James H. Cox) and the award-winning Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature (with Qwo-Li Driskill, Deborah Miranda, and Lisa Tatonetti). He is also the author of Badger in the celebrated Animal series from Reaktion Books (UK). He is also the author of the Indigenous fantasy trilogy, The Way of Thorn and Thunder, which was published under that title in an omnibus edition in 2011. His current projects include Why Indigenous Literatures Matter, a literary manifesto forthcoming from Wilfrid Laurier University Press, a collection of essays and short stories titled Imagining Otherwise: Reflections on Indigenous Belonging and Desire, as well as a new dark fantasy trilogy, a cultural history of raccoons, and a critical monograph on other-than-human kinship in Indigenous writing.

Basically, Daniel is a prolific writer, thinker, scholar and all-round super awesome guy. He is keen to read your flash prose and will celebrate the close of the contest by eating a bag of prawns.

Longlist Judge: Andrea Routley is the founding editor of Plenitude magazine and editor of Walk Myself Home: An Anthology to End Violence Against Women (Caitlin Press, 2010). In 2014, her short story collection Jane and the Whales was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Her writing has appeared in magazines such as The Malahat Review and Room Magazine. She now lives in the unceded and traditional territory of the shishalh Nation, on the Sunshine Coast, BC, where she tunes and repairs pianos for a living and co-edits Sunshine Coast Pride Guide, an annual magazine showcasing LGBTQ2 people, arts and culture along the southern rural coast.

Six years after starting work on Plenitude, Andrea is thrilled to see its continued awesomeness and will hopefully get to eat one or two of Daniel’s prawns when the contest wraps up.

 

 





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.