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Literary 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 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 read 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submissions but ask that we are notified timely of any piece accepted at an alternate publication or otherwise withdrawn from consideration.

All submissions will be considered regardless of length, but priority will be given to submissions meeting the following guidelines:

  • Fiction, nonfiction, and essays between 500 and 3,500 words
  • Poetry 2 pages or less


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 pieces will be paid an honorarium of $25 per fiction/nonfiction/essay and $10 per page of poetry. Payments will be exclusively digital (PayPal, Venmo, Zelle). 

*Please bear with us - we're new! 


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: Poetry 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 prose should be Times New Roman, 12 pt type, double-spaced, one-inch margins.

  • File name must be formatted with the Title of Work. (ex: TheLoveStory.doc.)

  • Written work must be in .doc or .docx format or .pdf file. We don’t accept Pages, Google docs, or other formats.

  • Only the title of the piece and a word count should be included on the first page.

  • Each submission should be submitted in a separate file.


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