Submissions to the Poetry Spotlight are closed until 9/15 so that we may work our way through our current backlog of submitted work. If you have been waiting for a response for more than 6 months, we thank you for your patience; you can expect to hear from us by 9/15!


Our poetry section aims to represent the best LGBTQ voices in poetry today. We’re open to work of any style and subject to be featured on our site each week—poems need not have queer content, but we ask that all submitting authors self-identity as queer. We no longer consider previously published material for our web feature, but simultaneous submissions of unpublished work are welcome as long as you notify us immediately of their acceptance elsewhere. Please submit up to 5 poems (not exceeding 10 pages) in a single document. We are able to offer contributors a small honorarium for their work. Submissions are closed for the summer. They will reopen in the fall.