Call for submissions: Queer Voices of the World: An Anthology Responding to Worldwide LGBTQ+ Criminalization at IHRAM

Deadline: September 15, 2023

The International Human Rights Art Movement is now accepting submissions for Queer Voices of the World: An Anthology Responding to Worldwide LGBTQ+ Criminalization, a printed anthology of queer writers from around the world who have been impacted by anti-LGBTQ+ legislation or authoritarian movements over the past 10 years.

Examples of rising LGBTQ+ phobia and legal pressures include the criminalization of same-sex acts in Uganda, “anti-gay propaganda” laws in Russia, anti-trans legislation in the United States, and efforts to delegitimize same-sex adoption in Italy.

Submissions from the Global South are highly encouraged.

Each selected writer will receive a $25 stipend. Authors may submit prose fiction or essays up to 5,000 words, or poetry (up to 4 pieces, and up to 1,000 words total).

All submissions must be in English–submissions in their original language in tandem with an English translation may also be considered.

How to Apply

Please send work for consideration to Editor Katherine DeChant:, with the subject line: “Queer Voices of the World.”  

Please note if you need to publish your work anonymously, for reasons of safety in your home country.

Please include a photo of yourself, short biography and country/state of residence.  ALSO: PLEASE NOTE IF YOU NEED TO PUBLISH YOUR WORK ANONYMOUSLY, FOR REASONS OF SAFETY IN YOUR HOME COUNTRY.

We do not accept previously published work.

This is part of IHRAM’s Rapid Response Publishing Series: on the ground and in the middle of the most important social justice and human rights struggles around the world.