IMAGEOUTWRITE

SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN!

Calling All Writers!

ImageOut invites LGBTQIA2S+ and allied authors to submit original literary works to be considered for publication in the 10th edition of the ImageOutWrite literary journal. Join the legacy of published ImageOutWrite authors, including Georgia Beers, Bryan Borland, Jeff Mann, Jameson Currier, Tony Leuzzi, and more. Volume X: Intersections, edited Tamara Leigh, will be published during in the fall of this year.


Rules:

  • There is no entry fee.
  • All submitted work must be original and unpublished.
  • Submissions must be from LGBTQ+ authors or focus on LGBTQ+ culture with a concentration on intersectionality.
  • Prose Limit: 10,000 words
  • Poetry Limit: 3-5 poems

Submissions:

  • Submissions are uploaded electronically via the Google Form (If you have any technical difficulties, you may email submissions to outwrite@imageout.org.)
  • Submissions information will include author’s full name, mailing address, email, title of submission(s), and an author bio (50 words max).
  • Rights revert to author after publication

Tentative Dates and Deadlines:

Submission Deadline: TBA
Selected Authors Announced: TBA
Volume 10 Publication: Fall 2025

Questions? Email outwrite@imageout.org.

VOLUME 9

JoNelle Toriseva, Editor
Published 2020, Lulu Press

ImageOut, New York’s longest-running LGBTQ film festival, is proud to celebrate our 2020 issue of ImageOutWrite!

This anthology exists as a labor of love and art to encourage a broad representation of a selection of our voices. Hear us loud! Here in Volume 9, the literary arts perform their magic again: the rite of bringing us closer, of showing those moments and conducting a lightning bolt of connection through shattered and fragmented times.

There is nothing like discovering a great story, a resonant line, a life-changing poem. Here, you have your pick of stirring experiences. Enjoy your reading, and may your reading make your life fuller and richer today. We hope it inspires you to write, to share your experiences, and to shine out.

VOLUME 8

Jessica Heatly, Editor
Published 2019, Lulu Press

ImageOut, New York’s longest-running LGBTQ film festival, is proud to celebrate our 2019 issue of ImageOutWrite! Volume Eight showcases the power of personal perspectives, offering the reader vivid glimpses of experiences both lived and imagined. The authors represent a broad array of LGBTQ and allied voices within Western New York and around the world, and their works are by turns passionate, inspiring, hilarious, disturbing, and soulful. Dive in to explore the most human of themes: Love and Sex. Past and Future. Life and Death. May Volume Eight continue to achieve the mission of promoting awareness, fostering dialogue, and building community long after the credits roll on the final film of the 2019 festival.

VOLUME 7

Jessica Heatly, Editor
Published 2018, Lulu Press

ImageOut, New York’s longest-running LGBTQ film festival, is proud to celebrate our 2018 issue of ImageOutWrite! The prose and poetry comprising ImageOutWrite, Volume Seven, will transport you through LGBTQ perspectives that span the past, present, and future, as well as the realm of pure fantasy. It also provides vivid glimpses of the trans experience through the eyes of parents, spouses, those who transition, and those who dream of doing so. As varied and vibrant as the LGBTQ community itself, this volume reverberates with shared humanity. Whether you’re out and proud, exploring your identity, or newly allied, this collection will leave you feeling unequivocally that you’re not alone.

VOLUME 6

Gregory Gerard, Editor
Published 2017, Lulu Press

ImageOut, New York’s longest running LGBTQ film festival, is proud to celebrate our 2017 issue of ImageOutWrite! ImageOutWrite, Volume Six, captures the modern LGBTQ experience in prose and poetry. Volume Six presents a broad array of LGBTQ and allied voices to enrich and entertain you-while preserving the narrative of those lives. Crack the cover and lose yourself in a world where words blur the lines between feminine and masculine, where cappuccino enables the erotic, where love defies the wicked, and where beauty reveals itself in the mundane hours.

VOLUME 5

Gregory Gerard, Editor
Published 2016, Lulu Press

ImageOut, New Yorks longest running LGBTQ film festival, is proud to celebrate our 2016 issue of ImageOutWrite! ImageOutWrite captures the modern LGBTQ experience in prose and poetry. Volume Five presents a broad array of LGBTQ and allied voices to enrich and entertain you-while preserving the narrative of those lives. From the crab apple trials of youth-through the back-stage tribulations in Camelot-to the conditional triumphs of unconditional love-and much more-this collection will remain with you long after the last page is read.

VOLUME 4

Brad Craddock, Editor
Published 2015, Lulu Press

ImageOut, New York’s longest running LGBTQ film festival, is proud to celebrate our 2015 issue of ImageOutWrite! ImageOutWrite, volume four, celebrates the writing of LGBTQ and allied writers. This edition showcases high quality poetry, fiction, and non-fiction that engages the reader with the diverse voices of local New York poets and writers.

VOLUME 3: Personal Pronouns

Brad Craddock, Editor
Published 2014, Lulu Press

In ImageOutWrite’s third volume, Personal Pronouns, writers use contemporary poetry and prose to examine the themes of identity and gender.

VOLUME 2

Brad Craddock, Editor
Published 2013, Lulu Press

In this special second volume of ImageOutWrite, twelve contemporary writers examine the topic of marriage equality and LGBTQ+ themes.

VOLUME 1

Gregory Gerard & KaeLyn Rich, Editors
Published 2012, Lulu Press

This special collection of poetry and short fiction by 23 contemporary writers celebrates ImageOut’s 20th Anniversary. From concepts as diverse as a little boy pope, whose papal throne is constructed of mayapple blossoms, to a little girl angel, whose hair exposes a town’s ugly secret, this collection provides glimpses into the shared experiences and creative musings of the wordsmiths among us.

Reading their poems and prose, you’ll be reminded why, in addition to the actor, the director, the crew and the producer, it is first the writer that has attracted us to ImageOut again and again over the last 20 years. And it is the writer who will bear witness to our collective culture into the years to come.