Funny Queer

Funny Queer

LGBTQ+ Humor

Are you queerly hilarious?

Well, prove it!

Seeking humorous original work by and/or about LGBTQ+ people and lives. This is a positive publication celebrating the LGBTQ+ community through the lens of humor. Only pieces supporting this mission will be considered. No homophobic, transphobic or hateful material will be considered.

This premiere edition of our first LGBTQ+ humor anthology will be published in print & ebook. It will be made available in paperback on Amazon, the Barnes & Noble website, QommunicatePublishing.com and wherever books are sold (available to booksellers and libraries through Ingram.) Ebook versions will be compatible with the Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Kobo, iOS, Android, MacOS, and Windows devices in addition to PDF and other downloadable formats and web-viewable formats.

Submission Guidelines

Please read the following submission guidelines carefully before submitting your work to Funny Queer. If you have any questions not answered below, please write us at submissions@qommunicatepublishing.com and we will be happy to answer.

Theme

Humor by and/or about LGBTQ+ people. The only criteria is it makes us laugh!

Genres

Anything meeting the theme, including:

  • Fiction.
  • Nonfiction.
  • Jokes.
  • Comics/graphic shorts (black and white only).
  • Poems.
  • Short scripts.

We will NOT consider:

  • Erotica
  • Work written for children

Length

  • Prose: up to 3,500 words
  • Poetry: Up to 3 pages
  • Comics & Scripts: up to 10 pages

These length recommendations are flexible.

Formats

  • All submissions must be typed. No handwritten submissions will be accepted.
  • If you send your submission in, please do NOT mail us your only copy of your work. We can not be responsible for returning submissions.

Multiple Submissions

  • Multiple submissions (submissions of more than one work) are fine. Send us what you’ve got!

Simultaneous Submissions

  • Simultaneous submissions (submitting work you’ve already submitted–or are planning on submitting–elsewhere) are fine too.
  • Please just be sure that if your submission gets accepted elsewhere, you contact us at submissions@qommunicatepublishing.com to withdraw it from consideration for More Queer Families: A LGBTQ+ True Stories Anthology.

Reprints

  • Reprints will NOT be considered.

Rights

  • We are seeking First English Anthology Rights and First World Anthology Rights in print and ebook formats.
  • NOTE: These rights only allow the material to be used in the anthology and its reprints, and the writer retains all rights to their work not specified here (i.e. in the contract), including copyright to their work.
  • We are also seeking, for all material, Non-exclusive Excerpt Rights (for the purposes of promoting the Anthology on the website).

Compensation:

  • Contributors of writing will receive, as a humble token of our appreciation, $5 per printed page, and contributors of art will receive $15 per piece.

What to Submit

  • Your submission
  • A brief bio telling us something about you and (if applicable) any publishing experience
  • At least one form of contact information (phone number, email, or mailing address. Please do not give a social media account handle as your only form of contact information.
  • IMPORTANT: Pen names are acceptable. However, for contractual purposes, all submissions must also include the author’s legal name.

Where to Submit

Submissions may be emailed to us at: submissions@qommunicatepublishing.com

or mailed to us at:
Qommunity
201 Lancelot Lane
Becket, MA 01223

AGAIN, MAILED SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE RETURNED

Submission Deadline

  • July 15, 2019.

Response Time

  • We do our best to respond to all submissions within 3 months of receiving them. If you haven’t heard from us in that time, please feel free to reach out.