General Guidelines

The following guidelines apply to all submissions. Please note that Powders Press exclusively platforms queer writing from LGBTQIA+ writers only. We will automatically reject any work which promotes racism, sexism, ableism, transphobia, homophobia, sexism, and any other form of prejudice. Whilst work can involve sexual elements we don’t publish erotica nor will we publish writing with gratuitous violence. We can not consider submissions that do not adhere to our guidelines so please read the following carefully before submitting.

**Submissions are currently CLOSED.**

For full details on future submission opportunities please see below

  • To be considered for publication authors must identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community and submit queer writing in response to the current theme which is outlined further down this page.

  • All submissions should be in a 12pt readable font (i.e times new roman) For poetry and flash fiction please submit your work in a single document. Attach your work in .doc(x) format unless you have accessibility issues with word documents in which case a PDF is fine. For any other file types or any accessibility issues please email us at and we will do our best to accommodate you.

  • Include a third-person bio with pronouns and social media handles in the body of your email.

  • Please also briefly let us know why you think your work is a suitable fit for Powders Press and how it fits the current theme.

  • Powders Press is run on an entirely voluntary basis without any funding. We are therefore unfortunately unable to pay contributors at this time but hope to do so in the future.

Submit to only one category per submission window. Submissions received after deadlines will not be considered and will receive an automatic rejection. For issue-specific deadlines and the current theme please see below.

  • Short fiction should be a maximum of 2000 words and only one piece per submission.

  • Flash fiction should be to a maximum of 500 words per piece and two per submission.

  • Poetry: Up to 3 poems per submission with a maximum of 20 lines per poem.

  • Hybrid work can be of any word/line length and format so long as it fits on a single A4 page.

  • Creative Non-fiction up to a maximum of 1500 words. Please note this is for our special editions only.

  • All work should be the author's own, original, and previously unpublished.

  • We welcome simultaneous submissions but if your work is accepted elsewhere please notify us at

Our editor runs Powders Press in their own time so we kindly ask for your patience as they read through submissions. You will receive an auto acknowledgment after submitting your work and we aim to respond to all writers within one month of submissions closing.

Thank you for your interest in Powders Press.