Gender Queer Literature is a free online and living resource for contemporary genderqueer perspectives. 

With these goals, GQL looks for non-conforming gendered contemporary literature. We publish creative works with gender non-conforming protagonists or by authors who self-identify as such. We also share on how to write such perspectives.

SUBMISSIONS: Look to Duotrope for details. https://duotrope.com/duosuma/submit/gender-queer-literature-THzrz


We publish creative works with gender non-conforming protagonists or by authors who self-identify as such. For this reason, we also are interested in reviews and interviews as well as poems, stories, excerpts, and images. Send in your best work, nicely edited, and that takes the reader beyond the usual coming out stories. Normalize our experiences. 

On the Craft 

How do we use gendered language and gender markers to write non-binary, trans and GQ narratives? How are our experiences represented in contemporary English literature? 

Articles & More

GQL wants to also share your theses, articles, and abstracts connected to our topic of non-conforming gendered narratives. Send us your work! And if you know of any events or awards and contests, let us know. Cheers! 


The easiest is to go through https://duotrope.com/duosuma/submit/gender-queer-literature-THzrz

Image Credit: Já. R. Macki

Or you can email us via this contact form. Thank you so much! 



Jasminum McMullen (she/her) is a Creator, Shieldsian, and Champion of Difference residing on the ancestral land of the Kiikaapoi in Chicago. She holds an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her philosophies have appeared in Baby Teeth Journal, midnight & indigo, Past Ten, Stella Veritatis, and forthcoming in Mamas, Martyrs, and Jezebels, an anthology from Black Lawrence Press.

Desmond Peeples’ writing has appeared or is forthcoming in IselePast Ten, Goreyesque, and elsewhere, and they write regularly for the Vermont Arts Council. They hold degrees from Goddard College and Vermont College of Fine Arts. Desmond was born and lives still in Vermont. desmondpeeples.com

Sarah Leamy is a writer, wanderer, and an editor. Her studies and stories often focus on gender, family, and the search for community. She is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of www.wanderlust-Journal.com, publishing travel stories and photos from across the world.  www.sarahleamy.com


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