We are seeking original artistic works written by Queer Men of African descent (including but not limited to: Male Identifying, Black Gay, Same Gender Loving, Bisexual, Pansexual, Two-Spirit, Transgender or Non-Binary individuals), with an emphasis on new works & new voices from across the globe.

All submissions selected will appear in the upcoming anthology, Passages: An Anthology Celebrating Black Queer Existence, curated by Monte J. Wolfe & Jair, The Literary Masturbator.

This collection seeks to address & examine a variety of topics such as: lineage/legacy, coming out, living authentically, intersectionality, identity, patriarchy, misogyny, mental/emotional health, aging, sex, intimacy & eroticism, silence, secrecy, shame, & vulnerability.

We are accepting literary & visual arts works in the forms of poetry, prose, essay, short fiction, freehand drawing, painting, photography & graphic art. We are also seeking spoken word, musical, theatrical and dance performances in video format.

Submission Guidelines

All Literary Work Submitted Must Be Original (Not Previously Published) Submissions in video format (Spoken Word, Music, Theatrical or Dance Performance) must not contain any copyrighted work unless specific written licensing/permission to be used for inclusion/production is also provided.

For video submissions not yet completed, applicants must submit an outline of work to be recorded including any production ideas or needs (Such As How & Where Video Will Be Recorded As Well As Any Support You May Need)

Formats Submissions will be accepted in the following formats:

  • Literary: Google Doc, Word, PDF
  • Artwork/Images: .Jpeg, .Png
  • Video: .MP4, .MOV, Quicktime

Submission Lengths

Short Fiction & Essay: 1500 – 5000 Words

Poetry: 3 page Maximum

Spoken Word, Theatrical Monologues, Musical and or Dance Performances: 3 - 5 Minutes

One Act Plays: 20 Minutes or Less (4 Character Maximum)

Multiple submissions across formats will be accepted, with a 3 submission limit from any Writer/Contributor (including any collaborations)

Themes For Consideration

Submissions can cover a range of topics including, but not limited to: Lineage/Legacy, Coming Out, Aging, Living Authentically, Intersectionality, Identity, Patriarchy, Misogyny, Homophobia, Transphobia, Fatphobia, Mental/Emotional Health, Intimacy, Visibility, Silence, Secrecy, Shame, Vulnerability, Sexuality, Eroticism and Intimacy

Deadline for Submissions: Wednesday June 30th, 2021

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