Friday, May 11, 2012

Deadline May 18 | Call for Submissions - banQuet 2013: A Feast of New Writing by Australian Queer Men/ Women

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

banQuet 2013: A feast of new writing and art by Australian Queer Women and
banQuet 2013: A feast of new writing and art by Australian Queer Men

These anthologies showcase a broad variety of innovative, engaging quality writings and art by emerging and established queer writers/artists/photographers. Challenge and surprise us. Introduce us to your complex and flawed queer protagonists and antagonists. Take us for a ride on the seamy side of GLBTIQ lives! We’d love to look at writings about queers falling in and out of love! banQuetpress is especially interested in works that overtly explore a diverse range of GLBTIQ cultures (from mainstream gay to queer sub-cultures), gender expression, relationship types, etc. banQuetpress supports community diversity.


banQuetpress will only accept original, previously unpublished material. Please do not submit material that is being concurrently considered elsewhere.

Word Length: up to 3000 words


• Please do not submit your first draft.
• Submit a ‘clean’ manuscript – that is, a manuscript that has been edited for accuracy and clarity in communication, as well as proof-read for typos. (Works accepted for publication will undergo a full editing and proof-reading process; however, your submission must demonstrate your professionalism as a writer/artist).
• Cover sheet with your legal name (essential), pen name (if applicable), title and word count on it only.
• Name must not appear anywhere on manuscript and artwork (only on cover).
• MS Word document.
• JPEG document for graphics.
• Document Filename should include title of the work.
• Standard 12 point Arial font.
• Double spacing.
• No paragraph indents.
• No headers/footers.
• Use single quotation marks for dialogue.


Please include a cover sheet with the following information when you submit your work for consideration:

• legal name (essential) and pen name (if applicable)
• contact details: address, phone, email
• an author/artist biography paragraph (up to 150 words)
• a declaration of originality/authenticity (one per submission). For example: ‘My short story [title] is original work produced by me [name] and has not been previously published and is not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. Signed, [type in your name].’


• Copyright will remain with you, the author/artist
• Once the work has been published in banQuet 2013, you are free to reprint it elsewhere.
• Please acknowledge that the work was first published in banQuet 2013 in any subsequent reprint of the particular work.


At this stage, banQuet is unable to pay you, but offers:

• one comp copy of the publication
• inclusion of author/artist paragraph biog (including web details if you wish) in ‘About the Contributors’ section
• comp tickets (2) to the publication launchh, writer’s and reader’s event
• promotion of the anthology
• invitations to participate in spoken word performances held by banQuetpress.

Before submitting, read the full guidelines here.


For inquiries:

For submissions: email as an attachment to (you will be notified by mid June concerning the status of your submission)