Impossible Archetype

Deadline: 1 Aug 2020

Impossible Archetype is an international online journal of LGBTQ+ poetry which welcomes work from LGBTQ+ poets of all genders.

***SUBMISSIONS FOR ISSUE EIGHT OPEN ON 1st JUNE 2020 AND CLOSE ON 1st AUGUST 2020. Submissions outside of this window will not be read.***

What They’re Looking For

Excellent poetry by LGBTQ+ folk. All styles and forms welcome, from page poetry, to experimental poetry, to slam poetry (although particular care here should be taken that it will work solely in a text format). We welcome submissions in English from all over the world.

Primarily, thejournal is looking for poetry that is striking, beautiful and musical. Impossible Archetype is a journal that is not afraid of form – send your villanelles, sonnets, and sestinas – neither are they afraid of unusual formatting or experimental work. They also like free verse. Basically they like all poetry BUT what is crucial to all submitted work is that it grabs them, that it has a depth of craft, musicality and passion. Send impassioned pleas, captured moments, and distilled emotions.

All contributors must identify on the LGBTQ spectrum. Work submitted does not need to directly identify this (although it absolutely can!).

A good barometer of the breadth and variety of work they publish, and the kind of poetry that steals their hearts, is in the first issue, so give that a read if you haven’t, but it your poem doesn’t fit that, fear not, send it anyway. 


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