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This category is to submit INDIVIDUAL ESSAYS to consider for the Riding Fences: On Being LGBTQ+ in Rural Areas one-time print anthology and the Bottomland: On Being LGBTQ+ in the Deep South one-time print anthology. You can submit to both anthologies at the same time through this portal. This is NOT the place for full book manuscripts, and this anthology is NOT seeking fiction or poetry.


Read about the anthologies and their guidelines here.


Do not put your name or any identifying marks inside the file, in the title, or in the file name.

•No cover pages with contact information or acknowledgments within the file.

•You may submit as many pieces as you choose, in one single document.

•Work may only be essays, memoir, and creative nonfiction by LGBTQ+ writers. We are not seeking fiction or poetry for this anthology.


We pay token for all the work we accept.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.