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Calls for Submissions for Windy City Queer and the BAC Street Journal


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Windy City Queer, a "new literary anthology about queer Chicago," is seeking submissions of short fiction and novel excerpts, poetry, creative nonfiction and personal essay, performance texts, monologues, and scripts. All submissions "must be firmly rooted in the Chicago landscape and culture." Deadline is August 15.

BAC Street Journal, the literary magazine of the Beverly Arts Center, is accepting submissions of poetry, short fiction, essays, black-and-white photography, and black-and-white drawings for its upcoming fall issue. Deadline is October 1.

Submission guidelines after the jump.

Submission guidelines for Windy City Queer:
(Note: failure to follow these guidelines will result in the submission being returned unread).

Send submissions as a MS Word attachment (no zip files, no pdfs), standard 12 pt font, double-spaced (spacing exception may be made for poetry when it is necessary for form). 3500 words maximum for prose. Up to three poems may be submitted (submissions with more than three poems will be returned — pick your best three for this project).

Be sure each attach document includes your name, your contact e-mail and phone number, the title or titles of the work, and, for prose pieces, an accurate word count. You may include a short bio in your e-mail.

Payment is in contributor’s copies.

Deadline is August 15. E-mail submissions to

Submission guidelines for BAC Street Journal:

Guidelines are available at the Beverly Arts Center reception desk, 2407 W. 111th, or send an e-mail to with "Submission Guidelines" in the subject line. To receive them via snail nail, call the BAC at 773-445-3838.