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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.)
12-pt font;
doc., docx, pdf, png, or jpeg;
include name (to use for publication), date, genre on each page;
page numbers
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 Lorikeetwas 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.


Resilience is Resistance: Spring 2020 Youth Submissions

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The Lorikeet Creatives Application

  • Contact Information

  • Parent/Guardian Information (if applicable)

  • Unlike a lot of publications, we are a community-based non-profit looking to enrich the many diverse LGBTQ+ lives in our specific NE Ohio community. Meaning we want to know more about you, our community!! We want to know who we are reaching, who is submitting, etc... If you have a brief bio, we encourage you to share it with us!! We will never disclose any personal information you provide (such as age, sexual orientation, gender, or race or ethnicity) unless you directly consent to us doing so in coordination with an accepted piece.
  • Are there any we should be aware of? The list includes: Rape and Sexual Assault Abuse (physical, mental, emotional, verbal, sexual) Child abuse/pedophilia Animal cruelty or animal death Self-injurious behavior (self-harm, eating disorders, etc.) Suicide Excessive or gratuitous violence Needles Depiction of pornography (including child pornography) Incest (including any and all elements of romantic or sexual relationships between family, tonal in theme, thought, or activity) Kidnapping (forceful deprivation of/disregard for personal autonomy) Death or dying Pregnancy/Childbirth Miscarriages/Abortion Blood Mental illness
  • Please submit your content below.

    We accept fiction and non-fiction stories, opinion pieces, reporting on current events and issues, reviews, poetry, photography, and artwork.



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