Plenitude Magazine

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Plenitude Magazine aims to promote the growth and development of LGBTTQI literature and film through the regular online publication of literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic narrative and short film by both emerging and established LGBTTQI writers, filmmakers, and artists, and to foster a community through an exchange of ideas, opportunities, contacts, and resources.

Founded: 2012
Location: Editors based in Toronto; Vancouver; Sunshine Coast, BC; Montreal
Format: Online
Issues/yr: Equivalent to 2 Issues
Issue Price: $0.00
Circulation: 3500 page views/month
Please submit fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction using Submittable through the link above.

For book reviews, please query the reviews editor, Rachna Contractor, at

For all other queries, contact the managing editor, Andrea Routley, at

Offered by Plenitude:

Emerging Writer Mentorship Award

Plenitude Magazine invites emerging Canadian queer writers to enter the Emerging Writer Mentorship Award. In February, 2015, the award was for fiction and the winner was Sasha Boczkowksi.

Eligible writers have yet to publish their work in book form. Submissions for the 2016 Emerging Writer Mentorship Award for Creative Non-fiction are now open. One emerging Canadian LGBTQ writer will be awarded a mentorship is with Michael V. Smith.

The mentorship will take place over three months, some time during the period from March 1 to July 31. The mentorship includes two rounds of manuscript evaluation of up to three works of non-fiction (maximum 12,000 words total), and two phone or Skype meeting with mentor. In order for the winning writer to benefit the most from this mentorship, they must be able to work on revisions during that time, and be forthcoming in conversations.

Genres Published: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Book reviews
Subgenres: LGBTQ
Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Electronic Submissions: Yes
Reading Period: All Year 
Response Time: 1 – 6 months
Payment: $15/poem; $40/prose article (fiction, creative non-fiction, book reviews, etc)
We define queer literature and film as that which is created by LGBTTQI people, rather than that which features queer content alone. That said, we recognise that Plenitude readers are hungry for exceptional works that reflect queer histories, cultures, experiences, and sensibilities. Our editorial process involves critical literary analyses, as well as socio-historical considerations, sometimes turning to an advisory editorial board of writers, academics, and community advocates.

Plenitude aims to complicate expressions of queerness through the publication of diverse, sophisticated literary writing, art and film, from the very subtle to the brash and unrelenting.