STATUS UPDATE: GLITTERSHIP IS CURRENTLY CLOSED for submissions of fiction and poetry.
NOTE: We hope to open again early next year, but are currently very behind.
ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: I have been informed that the new airtable form is not playing well with screen-readers. I will be working to figure out what is wrong with the form, and trying to fix it. If it cannot be fixed, GlitterShip will either move to a new submissions format that is accessible to people who use screen-readers or will return to email-only submissions. If you are unable to access the form, please use the firstname.lastname@example.org email address to submit your work to GlitterShip.
For submissions queries and really any question you might have for GlitterShip staff / Keffy, you may also use the email@example.com email address.
ALL SUBMISSIONS SENT PRIOR TO MARCH 1, 2019 HAVE RECEIVED RESPONSES.
Short fiction originals: CLOSED
Pay: 3 cents per word ($30 minimum)
Wordcount: 100 to 7500 words
Rights: Exclusive English language audio and electronic rights for 6 months after publication, non-exclusive right to keep the story in our archive.
NOTE: GlitterShip will consider fiction produced as rewards for Patreon backers, or on locked/non-public mailing lists and accounts as previously unpublished for our purposes.
Genre: Science fiction, fantasy, horror, interstitial, speculative, whatever. It’s an SF/F magazine, but if in doubt, send it.
Stories must contain some queer content. I believe in queer as a large umbrella term and specifically include trans, genderqueer, intersex, two-spirit, pan and ace/aro identities in addition to LGB. If your story includes an identity not listed here that you feel is queer, please don’t self-reject.
Simultaneous and multiple submissions are okay, but please do not send more than 3 stories at a time.
Poetry originals: CLOSED
Pay: $10 per poem
Poems should be queer & speculative, but please interpret that how you will.
Simultaneous and multiple submissions are okay, please limit your submission to 5 poems at a time. Also, please let me know if you want to record yourself reading your poem.
Short fiction reprints: CLOSED
Pay: 1 cent per word ($10 minimum)
Rights: Non-exclusive English language audio & non-exclusive English electronic reprint rights.
Wordcount: 100 to 7500 words
Simultaneous submissions: Fine! I mean, it’s a reprint…
Multiple submissions: Please send no more than 3 at a time.
Stories will be reprinted in text on the site and read aloud for the podcast.
Also, remember: don’t self-reject.
Podcast readers: CLOSED
Non-native speakers, speakers of world Englishes, and speakers with accents are all welcome to apply as well.
Podcast readers will receive a token payment of between $10-$30 per episode recorded.
Authors and readers do not need to identify as LGBTQ or queer, though LGBTQ authors, authors of color, and authors of other marginalized identities, are specifically encouraged to submit.