Mischief Corner Books has put out a call for short fiction (under 10K) from LGBTQ writers - and we're emphasizing the word "fiction" here. We've heard from a lot of authors recently that there just aren't enough outlets for LGBTQ fiction that isn't M/M romance.
We'll take romance, if that's your flavor. We'll take M/M, sure. But the goal of the MCB Quarterly is to provide a voice for all LGBTQ fiction. The whole bloody rainbow of it, all sub-genres.
Think of the masters of the short story - Ray Bradbury, Egdar Allen Poe, O. Henry, Dorothy Parker and so on - and then imagine a world in which these stories had been allowed to have non-heteronormal protagonists. A completely different world, one I believe we're starting to build now.
Polish up those short stories. Write those tight, single-themed dramas and sketches. Give us something that hits the reader in the gut or something achingly beautiful or whimsically funny. All of it. We're greedy. We want it all. So long as the main character(s) are LGBTQ.
Will MCB accept everything? No. We'd like to bring a variety of sharp, well-written stories to the readers, and we may find ourselves with an overflow of the same type of story. The editors will try, as best they can, to offer you feedback, though. Unless you don't follow the submission guidelines. Please read those first. Those would be here:
MCB Quarterly Submission Guidelines
We'll be waiting to hear from you.