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Art & Media Submissions

The My Galvanized Friend literary magazine is published quarterly (starting June, 2024) and is focused on highlighting works from those identifying as part of the LGBTQIA+ community. 


Each 40-page issue includes fiction, nonfiction, and essays between 500 and 3,500 words as well as works of poetry and original works of art by queer artists across the United States. Submissions must be LGBTQIA+ content created by LGBTQIA+ identified submitters.

We review submissions year-round and seek to provide responses within 3-4 weeks. However, periods surrounding publication may see slight delays in feedback. We do accept simultaneous submissions but ask that we are notified timely of any piece accepted at an alternate publication or otherwise withdrawn from consideration.

Upon acceptance, My Galvanized Friend receives non-exclusive worldwide rights to publication. The creator’s name will be listed as submitted including any pseudonyms or privacy as requested. Selected art or media will be paid an honorarium of $10 per image or $25 for cover art selections. Payments will be exclusively digital (PayPal, Venmo, Zelle). 

Submit and be part of our FIRST issue!

Publication Date:
June, 2024
Submission Window:
11/25/2023 - 3/1/2024
Issue Theme:

Do you like to be the first to discover something new? Is your first sip of coffee your favorite? Do you remember your first trip to the library? Join My Galvanized Friend for a brand new first, our first ever issue of an LGBTQIIA+ literary magazine collecting our community’s “firsts”. 

How to Submit Work to My Galvanized Friend (the Publication):

Google Form (preferred).


Please include the type of submission and title in the subject (ex: Covert Art Submission).

Cover Letter ( or email body): Cover letter should include your name, email address, the title(s) of your submission(s), and a short biography to include your LGBTQIA+ identity. Indicate if your work is to be published under a pseudonym. 


Submission document guidelines:

All art submissions are welcome and may include, but aren’t limited to:

paintings, drawings/sketches, photography, sculptures, digital art, etc.

  • File name must be named as Title of Work. (ex: TheColorsoftheWind.jpg.)

  • Images must be in .jpg format.

  • Digital files for art submissions must be print quality, at least 300 dpi.

  • Each submission should be submitted in a separate file.

Accepted material will be acknowledged by email notification.

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