Call For Submissions
The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland is seeking queer-focused fiction and non-fiction work from queer writers across Northeast Ohio in anticipation of the relaunch of their blog, The Lorikeet. Writers are asked to reach out to [email protected] for more questions.
Building New Worlds: Calling all LGBTQ+ Youth writers and artists!
The Queer Youth Initiative at the LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland is now accepting youth submissions for our Summer 2020 publication Building New Worlds. If you are an LGBTQ+ artist or writer between the ages of 11-21 dig deep into these questions and send us your magic! In their poem Cento Between the Ending and the End, Cameron Awkward-Rich explores the idea of creating a new world within themselves — in their body “a white door opens into a place queerly brimming gold light, so velvet-gold.” Have you ever constructed a world? A universe? A terrain that exists bound only by the laws of your limitless imagination? Invite us into your dreamscape with this season’s Lorikeet publication. All accepted work will be featured on the Center’s Lorikeet blog. For assistance with editing, formatting, or anything else: please direct questions to [email protected] and [email protected]
**Artists are permitted to submit in more than one medium for the same call**
Poetry: 1 poem, or 3-5 poems of the same theme
Fiction and Nonfiction: short stories or essays up to 2,000 words
Visual Art: 1 visual work or 3-5 visual artworks of the same theme(ex. collage, painting, sculpture, etc.)
doc., docx, pdf, png, or jpeg;
include name (to use for publication), date, genre on each page;
Deadline: Submit below by July 27th, 2020.
The Lorikeet Creatives Application can be found below.
Created in 2019 by Clarice Monet, The Lorikeet gives a voice to a wide range of LGBTQ people, and fosters a supportive online community.
The project title “Lorikeet”, now The Lorikeet, was chosen because of the Rainbow Lorikeet. The Rainbow Lorikeet is one of the most vibrant, colorful animals in the world. They live as pairs, and in small community groups; and there is no way to definitively physically differentiate between male and females of the species.