Narrative Essays from Queer Mormons

deadline for submissions: 
February 15, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
QMW Project
contact email: 

For a lot of complicated reasons, the main queer Mormon stories people hear are those of cis gay men. We would like to make available the other stories.

We are seeking narrative essays from queer Mormons, no longer practicing Mormons, and Mormon-adjacent people. We are interested in the stories of queer women, trans and nonbinary people, intersex people, asexual people, and queer polyamorous women. 


The four subject areas we are looking at are the following:

1) Identity

2) Relationships

3) Shame/Suicide/The Closet

4) The Church (of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)


We are particularly interested in international (non-US) essays and essays from people of color. 


For tips on how to write a narrative-style essay, see here.


Anonymous contributions are allowed, as are contributions under pen-names. (The editors will need to know your identities, but we will keep them confidential per your request). 

Length of narrative essay submissions: up to 1000-4000 words. 

Email your essay as a Word document to with the subject line "Call for Papers" by Feb. 15, 2020. Please include a short bio in your email. 


This collection of essays is under contract with the University of Utah Press. 


Editors: Dr. Kerry Spencer Pray and Jenn Lee Smith