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a tesselated background from the central white into darker greys. on top, central, the text reads: issue one: white, subs open the first of january to the thirty-first of january.

issue one: white
submissions open 1st january to 31st january 2022

  1. queer/LGBTQIA2+ creatives
  2. any art or writing on the colour white
  3. up to three pieces, prose under 4,000 words
  4. include a third-person bio
  5. send work to thegamutmag@gmail.com
  6. deadline 31st january 2022

we’re looking for art and writing from queer/LGBTQIA2+ creatives that speaks to the colour white. send us your blank slates, your body or gender as canvas, your first times, your first encounters. send us your relationship with the blank page, with creating. send your odes to the moon, to Moonlight, to Harvey Milk. nonbinary folk – claim your white stripe in the trans flag, gay flag, lesbian flag. people of colour – take up space against the default whiteness.

send us white. send us grey. send us greyscale.

issue one: white is essentially a pilot issue. it’ll help future contributors know what we do, and help us at the gamut mag work ourselves out for more streamlined future issues. and it’s free to submit!

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submission guidelines

  • queer/LGBTQIA2+ creatives only
  • work relates to the titular colour: mentions it, mentions something that mentions it, metaphorises it, invokes it, or just gives off its vibe. don’t self-reject – if something tells you it fits this colour, give it a go!
  • ratings are PG-13 for art and R for writing. include content/trigger warnings in the body of the email or document. no abusive fantasies or sexual violence.
  • simultaneous submissions and previously published work are okay!
  • send up to three pieces. feel free to cross genres or stick to one (e.g. three poems, or one flash, one poem, and one piece of art).

poetry

send up to three poems. if you have specific formatting you’d like us to keep, send us a PDF or PNG/JPG so it gets to us okay.

prose

we’ll take flash fiction, short stories, creative non-fiction, essays, personal essays etc. send up to three pieces under 4,000 words (or just above).

visual art

we’ll take artwork, illustrations, photography, etc. send up to three pieces, each up to a full page of A4. feel free to send them in low-res, we’ll ask for the high-res on acceptance.

we’ll include alt text when published, so you can either write your own or approve one we write.

other

including videos, songs, or any other form of media will be a learning curve, but feel free to send up to three pieces, in any format.

we’ll include alt text when published, so you can either write your own or approve one we write.

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how to submit

regimented submission guidelines can be especially difficult for neurodivergent folk. we don’t mind how your work gets to us! if you want some guidance:

  • send work to thegamutmag@gmail.com with the subject line white sub and your genre(s).
  • send your work as attachments – Word docs, PDFs, whatever feels best. if you have any formatting requests for the final product, anything that won’t transfer across fonts or font sizes etc., let us know now (that said, go nuts! ask for white text on a black background!)
  • include a third-person bio – examples are on our masthead. possible things to include: name, pronouns, what you do or specialise in, previous or forthcoming publications, website or social media handles.
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publication rights

we ask for first publication rights, after which all rights revert back to you. if it’s published elsewhere later (congrats!) please credit ‘the gamut mag’ as its first publication. if you publish anything in the future, let us know! we’re excited to see where else you go and happy to promote your work.

if your work has already been published elsewhere, please still send it! just let us know where so we can properly credit it.

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our values

the gamut mag is a space for queer/LGBTQIA2+ writers and artists whether or not they speak to queerness in the work they submit to us. please do submit to us if you identify with any microlabel, or you worry you’re ‘not queer enough’ – you are! you’re a crucial part of what we want to highlight.

due to your underrepresented nature both in the art/literary world and mainstream queer narratives, we’re especially looking to publish BIPOC creatives across the board. within that and beyond: trans, nonbinary, intersex, two spirit; ace, aro, and anything in between; disabled, neurodivergent; and any other marginalised identity or experience.

the gamut mag has a firm stance against bigotry. we denounce and will not platform any form of hate, including racism, sexism, antisemitism, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, etc. as well as exclusionary stances against bi, ace, aro, etc. people in the queer community. we reserve the right to remove the work of a contributor who engages in such behaviour online or offline.