Gertrude is a queer literary and arts journal accepting submissions from new and established writers and artists. We believe all literature written by LGBTQ people is LGBTQ literature, subject matter need to be specifically themed. We welcome anyone identifying as LGBTQA to submit. We do not accept previously published work. 

Please note that we do not publish novels. We read chapbook manuscripts ONLY through our annual competition.

The journal is on-line only. We accept fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and all forms of art for the journal. Please contact for book review and interview pitches.

Submit one to two pieces, double-spaced, up to 3000 words, of any subject matter in any CNF form: essay, memoir, etc. Please include a word count for each piece in your cover letter.

For Book Reviews and Interviews, please query the editor by email at with your proposal.

Submit up to five poems of any subject matter. There is no line limit; however, poems less than 40 lines are preferable since we are now an on-line journal.  Submit all poems in a single PDF or MS Word document.  Please read our back issues to get familiar with our tastes.

Subject matter need not be LGBTQA-specific; we welcome writers from all backgrounds. We accept simultaneous submissions because life is too short. 

Gertrude showcases one visual artist on the cover of each annual chapbook. We will also be featuring art as galleries on our website. Please upload images or include links to website URLs in your submissions. 

Work need not be LGBTQ in nature. We appreciate a full range of art, from installations to cartoons to video to multi-media and traditional 2D and look forward to seeing your work!

Gertrude Press