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.

Ends on February 15, 2017

We are thrilled to announce our first-ever contest, The Cornucopia Literary Prize for Fiction. The prize is open for submissions from September 15, 2016 until February 15, 2017, and is awarded to the best work of fiction by a LGBTTQI writer. We welcome submissions from writers of any nationality.

In addition to publication in Plenitude magazine, the winning author receives a cash prize of $500. Every submission will be considered for publication. The shortlist will be announced in May, 2017, and the winning author, as well as two honourable mentions, will be announced June 1, 2017.

The Cornucopia Literary Prize will be judged by Hiromi Goto.

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Hiromi Goto is the author of many books for youth and adults. Her writings has been honoured with The Commonwealth Writer’s Prize Best First Book, the Japan-Canada Book Award, and the James Tiptree Jr. Award, among others. Her first graphic novel, Shadow Life, with artist Celine Loup, will be published in 2018 with First Second Books. She is a mentor in The Writer’s Studio at SFU, an editor, and a mother. She lives with her partner on unceded Coast Salish Lands.

Submission Guidelines

All submissions must be written in 11 or 12 point font. The documents must not have identifying information on them to ensure a blind reading process (remove your name, address, and contact information from the document itself), but please be sure to include this information, including the name of your story, in your cover letter. For short story contest submissions, please include a word count. Fiction submissions must be no longer than 3000 words. We welcome multiple entries in either genre.

All submissions must be accompanied by a $15 PayPal donation. If your PayPal account differs from the email address you include in our Submission Form, please leave us a note indicating this discrepancy. You can pay the entry at Plenitude by clicking here.

Thank you for submitting to the inaugural Cornucopia Literary Prize, and good luck!


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.