We are looking for submissions from trans, nonbinary, and genderqueer artists and writers for the content of the first issue of Inclusive Future Magazine. We encourage trans, nonbinary, and genderqueer people with other marginalized identities to submit.
We're looking for speculative poetry that reflects how the language, self-expression, and/or emotions about gender identity may change in a gender-inclusive future.
While the editorial team is based in the U.S., this is meant to look like an international popular culture magazine, so we’re very invested in choosing pieces that represent gender inclusivity in cultures often underrepresented or left out of mainstream Western media. Special attention will be given to submissions that meet this criteria.
What we want
Up to 5 poems or 250 lines (whichever comes first) in English. All dialects are welcome.
Work that is finished and has been polished.
This is a print publication, so the submission must work in print.
Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
If your submission is accepted by another publication while it's under consideration with us, please let us know as soon as possible. Depending on the circumstances and your wishes, we may still be able to consider your submission as a reprint.
Multiple submissions up to 5 poems or 250 lines (whichever comes first) per contributor are allowed.
If submitting a poem under 25 lines, we strongly encourage you to submit multiple poems.
Collaborations are welcome.
For payment and other purposes, a team of collaborators will be considered a single contributor. This means that you may submit up to 5 poems as an individual and up to 5 pieces as part of a collaborating team.
What we don't want
Queerbaiting; burying your gays; unchallenged racism, heterosexism, or ableism; hate speech.
First drafts or works in progress.
Excerpts from longer works that don't stand alone.
Work that depends on hyperlinks, interaction, animated graphics, or anything else that doesn't translate to a print publication.
Payment and rights
We will pay $1 (USD) a line for previously unpublished poems and 50¢ per line for a reprint, with a minimum payment of $25. In addition, each contributor will receive one copy of the anthology. We encourage you to submit multiple poems if your poems are shorter than 25 lines to help us make our contributor budget go furthest. Payment will be made via PayPal.
For previously unpublished work, we ask for worldwide rights with 30 days of exclusivity and that, when published again in the future, you credit us as the original publisher of the work.
For previously published work, we ask for reprint rights. For our purposes, we are considering work published anywhere in print or online as previously published. This includes self published materials, social media, and websites.
Payment will be made via PayPal within 30 days of the receipt of a signed contract.
Work you submit must be your own work, and you must own its publication rights.
How to submit
Please email your submission as a .doc, .docx, .rtf or PDF to inclusivefuturemag[at]gmail[dot]com. Unrecognized file types included as attachments will be deleted unopened.
Be sure to include SUBMISSION: POETRY and the title of your submission in the email subject field. For example, SUBMISSION: POETRY "The Sun Also Rises on Mars"
If submitting more than one piece, please include all pieces in the same file and just include the title of the first piece in the email subject field.
Please include a statement in your email that confirms you identify as trans, non-binary, and/or genderqueer. (You do not have to specify which.) Please also include your pronouns.
If you need to withdraw a piece after submitting it, please email us at inclusivefuturemag[at]gmail[dot]com and let us know why. Please note that, once withdrawn, a piece may not be resubmitted to the same issue.
Response time will vary, depending on several factors, but it is our intention to have responded to all submissions within a month of the submission deadline.
You can email us at inclusivefuturemag[at]gmail[dot]com with questions. Be sure to include the word QUESTION in the subject field so we can respond as quickly as possible.