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 OPEN** 

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.

The Pride Issue 

Submissions are open from June 4th - July 5th (midnight BST) 

We're accepting poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction that fits the theme of Pride. Whether this is a personal account, inspired by historic events or looking towards the future we want to read it. Work does not have to be about a pride march and we welcome creative interpretations of the theme. Please see above for word limits and send all work with a short third-person bio 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.