General Guidelines

Please read these guidelines carefully before submitting to us. Any work that does not meet the following criteria will not be considered for publication. Thank you. 

Submissions will be open from August 1st until September 21st for Issue 6. For details on this upcoming issue's theme please see below.

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.  

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.

Issue 6 - Masquerade

“Masquerades disclose the reality of souls. As long as no one sees who we are, we can tell the most intimate details of our life..."

- Fernando Pessoa 

For the sixth issue of Powders Press, we're looking for queer fiction and poetry on the theme of Masquerade. This theme is non-exhaustive and we're not necessarily looking for regency romances about masquerade balls but rather an exploration of the masks we wear as individuals. 

Submissions are open from August 1st - September 21st. Please send submissions to 

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.