Geek Out! III

Geek Out! III

Queer Pop Lit, Art & Ideas

Geek Out! III – Queer Pop Lit, Art & Ideas 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 digital formats.

Submission Guidelines

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


  • Where queer meets geek. Whatever you geek out about, we want to read it!


  • Genre Fiction: Scifi, fantasy, western, noir, horror, romance, etc.
  • Creative Nonfiction (non-memoir based): opinion essays, topical articles, reviews, interviews, profiles, humor, etc.
  • Poetry: Experimental, slam and non-traditional formats
  • Comics / Graphic short stories (black & white only)
  • Scripts: short stage plays, teleplays, screenplays, video scripts, etc.
  • Visual Art: LGBTQ+ themed (non-erotic).

Not Looking For

We are not looking for work in the following genres for this particular publication. (See our other Submission Guidelines homepage for other publications with upcoming deadlines seeking work in these genres.)

  • Literary Fiction
  • Memoir-based Nonfiction
  • Traditional Poetry

Additionally, we rarely accept work in the following genres:

  • Erotica
  • Work written for children

Length (all word/page counts are loose)

  • Prose: up to 7,500 words
  • Poetry: up to 3 pages (per poem)
  • Comics & Scripts: up to 10 pages
  • Visual Art: Submit up to 5 images.

These maximums are recommended but flexible. Please number submissions of longer than 10 pages.


  • All submissions of writing must be typed. No handwritten submissions will be accepted.
  • Digital art files should be at least 300 dpi resolution.
  • 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 Geek Out! III


  • Reprints will NOT be considered.


  • 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).


  • Writing contributors will receive $5 per printed page.
  • Artwork contributors 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.
  • Please identify in the subject line or cover letter the publication to which you’re submitting, though keep in mind we may consider your work for other books we publish too if we find them appropriate. If you only want your work considered for this one book and no others, please indicate as such.

Where to Submit

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

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


Submission Deadline

  • March 31, 2020

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.

Editorial Feedback

Want editorial feedback on your submission? Our Senior Editor Sage Kalmus now offers honest, constructive & respectful editorial feedback on submissions. Learn more here about how to request editorial feedback.