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Want to write for

Queer Town?

Hi there!

 

Are you a member of the LGBTIQA+ community? Are you super passionate about a particular theme / topic / experience? Are you excited by the thought of writing about it and sharing it with your fellow queers? 

 

Then we want to hear from you! 

 

We’re looking for submissions from LGBTIQA+ writers of all experience levels on a broad range of topics. If you’re keen to write for us, send us a pitch! 

 

Where will your writing be featured?

How will your content be shared and who will it be shared with?

  • So what is Queer Town? We’re a tech platform dropping ‘digital content packages’ throughout the year, packed with LGBTIQA+ media, including videos, films, podcasts, writing and artwork. 

  • If your submission is successful it will be included in one of these digital packages, which are distributed to Queer Town’s subscribers throughout Australia and beyond. 

  • Our audience is made up of a diverse cross-section of ages, backgrounds and identities within the LGBTIQA+ community, as well as allies. 

 

What types of content are we looking for?

  • We’re seeking a broad range of written submissions, including non-fiction, fiction, poetry, essays, short story and more. 

  • If you have an idea, send it through to us! 

 

Writing Guidelines:

Tone / Style / Vibe of our written content:

  • Conversational.

  • Written from lived experience in first-person where possible.  

  • Captivating.

  • Entertaining where appropriate. 

  • Anecdotal, personal.

  • Authentic.

  • Creative (fictional content welcome). 

  • Clear purpose and conclusion. 

 

Queer Town’s readers:

  • LGBTIQA+ individuals and allies living in Australia (broad range of ages and backgrounds).

 

Deal-breakers:

  • Reinforcing negative stereotypes. 

  • Identity-shaming.

  • Cultural appropriation.

 

Submission Details:

Pitching your idea:

  • Send us a paragraph / list of dot points summarising the piece you would like to write.

  • If it’s a good fit we’ll reach out to you directly. 

 

 

T’s & C’s:

  • Your written piece must be thoroughly fact-checked before it’s submitted. Queer Town is not responsible for any factual errors in your written piece. 

  • Queer Town provides $30 to writers for each written piece approved and published. We understand this is a small fee, however it is important to us to recognise and acknowledge the labour of LGBTIQA+ creatives. 

  • Queer Town reserves the right to publish, edit or reject any written piece that is submitted for review.

  • Written pieces are typically 500-800 words in length, however this will vary according to the editor’s discretion. 

  • All submissions will pass through an editing process. Written pieces may be altered by editors in collaboration with writers. 

 

Submit your pitch:

  • Email your pitch through to hello@queertown.com.au and include the following:

    • A half-page summary of the piece you intend to write. 

    • A short biography. 

  • If your pitch is successful, we will reach out to you directly to clarify deadlines, word counts and payment. 

  • Missing deadlines may result in your written piece being rejected. 

 

Questions or Concerns?

 

Directly download the Writing Guidelines here.