Articulations of the Queer Experience

deadline for submissions: 
February 7, 2024
full name / name of organization: 
Queerlings Magazine
contact email: 

Aims and Scope: We want to publish articles that articulate the queer perspective, the experience of queerness as well as essays that explore how queerness is both understood and represented in queer communities. Topics might include but are certainly not limited to:

  • Queer(y)ing and challenging the heteronormative histories, receptions and representations within literature, film and television.
  • Opinion pieces, reviews and extended essays on contemporary representation of queer persons and/or communities across any media platform.
  • Conference papers, conference experiences or conference write-ups.
  • Interviews.
  • Issues concerning the LGBTQ+ curriculum in schools and higher education.
  • First person narratives and experiences of employment/workplace inclusion.
  • Essays on social media and queer lives.
  • Problematics of ‘queer-coding’ and/or ‘queer-bating’.
  • The lived experiences, and the attendant representations of, intersectionality across queerness and race, gender identities, gender expressions, disability, religion, spiritual practices, veganism/vegetarianism in literature, cinema, television and video-games (this is by no means an exhaustive list).
  • Reflective philosophical and sociological pieces exploring, for instance, queer temporality, the family unit, queer theory or the experiences of queerness in the current climate.
  • The value of queer studies now (we are particularly interested in pieces that examine the transferability and applicability of queer theory within working-class urbanized communities).
  • The ideologies of binary identities in past and present epistemologies and ontologies, especially in relation to non-binary and trans experiences, literature, cinema, videogames and other media.

Word counts: 8,000 limit, excluding references, but, as ever, we are happy to negotiate. Please submit a short abstract outlining your proposed work and we will be in touch to discuss this further with you. All work should be the authors own, original and previously unpublished.

Style Guide: In the interests of consistency and fairness we would ask that all submissions to the non-fiction section of Queerlings adheres, as far as is reasonably possible, to the Chicago author-date style. Please use this resource for guidance:

Non-Fiction submissions are always open on a rolling basis. Due to this response times differ from fiction and poetry. Once we have reviewed your abstract or completed work we will be in touch. If we want to proceed with your piece we will offer constructive editorial feedback and work on revisions with you before publication.