Friday, May 11, 2012

Deadline May 18 | Call for Submissions for Two LGBT Poetry Anthologies (Squares and Rebels, imprint of Handytype Press)

Post date: Friday, May 11, 2012
Deadline: 18 May 2012

What does it mean to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender and living in the Upper Midwest (MI, MN, ND, SD, or WI)?

If you’re a LGBT poet in the Upper Midwest, we want to hear from you!

Squares & Rebels, a brand-new LGBT imprint of Handtype Press, plans to bring out two poetry anthologies in the fall of 2012. Our goal is to help foster a sense of community among LGBT writers here in the Upper Midwest as well as showcase their work to the rest of the country. Each anthology will feature only 20 writers with approximately four to five poems each.


Some of your work should address the question of what it’s like to be lesbian or gay in the Upper Midwest.

Send us 5 to 7 unpublished original poems as a Word file (either .rtf or .doc, but not .docx). No simultaneous submissions or reprints, please. No print submissions.

In your email, state the city and state where you reside; a short bio would be helpful. If you’d like to have your personal web site listed on, please include it!

We recognize that sexuality and sexual orientation are far more fluid than we've traditionally supposed. Writers who identify themselves as sexually attracted to their own gender (whether they are transgender, bisexual, questioning or not) are more than welcome to submit to the appropriate editor below.

Women should submit their work to the editor Kate Lynn Hibbard:

Men should submit their work to the editor Raymond Luczak:

Those who get their work accepted in either anthology will be compensated with a copy of the anthology in which they appear.

DEADLINE: Friday, May 18, 2012.


Kate Lynn Hibbard's first book of poems, SLEEPING UPSIDE DOWN (Silverfish Review Press 2006), won the Gerald Cable Book Award. A second book, SWEET WEIGHT, is forthcoming from Tiger Bark Press in 2012. A recipient of awards from the McKnight Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Astrea Foundation, she teaches writing and women's studies at Minneapolis Community and Technical College.

Raymond Luczak is the editor and author of 14 books including ROAD WORK AHEAD (Sibling Rivalry Press 2011), MUTE (A Midsummer Night’s Press 2010), and THIS WAY TO THE ACORNS: POEMS (THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY EDITION) (Handtype Press 2012). He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His web site is


Squares & Rebels is the new LGBT imprint under the aegis of Handtype Press. We are primarily interested in LGBT poets and writers who live in Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.


For inquiries/ submissions: or