a literary magazine publishing exciting, entertaining fiction featuring queer protagonists. What we hear people asking for, most often, is more stories featuring queer people – and not just serious, often depressing “issue” work dealing with the hard stresses of real life, but fun stories that happen to be about queer characters, and portray queerness in a positive way.
They accept prose, poetry, comics and art. Prose guidelines are for fiction up to 5,000 words, paying 5c/word, and poetry pays $50/poem.
Things we’re interested in: true-life love stories (especially of older couples), artistic or creative work being done by queer people, comedic or interesting pieces about travel, dating, or just navigating life. The theme of POSITIVE portrayal of queerness, and entertainment/escapism should still be evident in your work. If the piece is about a specific event or creative work (like a drama troupe or local artist), it must be RECENT – occurring within the last year. If we need photographs to accompany your piece, we will request them upon acceptance.
Submission details here: http://readvitality.com/subguidelines