06 March 2012

Call for Submissions: Polari Journal's Special Issue Featuring Queer Indigenous/ Aboriginal Writing

Post date: 06 March 2012
Deadline: 1 July 2012

Polari Journal is calling for submissions for a special issue to be published online in October 2012. This special issue will feature the best queer indigenous/aboriginal writing from around the globe. Polari tends towards the shorter forms: short stories, poetry, essays, scholarly papers, one act plays/scripts and reviews. In general, the word limit for fiction, plays and essays is 6000 words. Reviews should not be more than 1500 words. For poetry, the maximum is 100 lines.

At this time financial remuneration is not offered. All rights remain with the author/s. The Final Date for submission is July 1st 2012.


All submissions should include pertinent details such as name, contact details and any relevant biographical information (100 words max). You may also include a brief note about any publications history. Your cover letter should not be sent as an attachment but in the body of the email. This information will not be forwarded to peer reviewers.

All submissions must be emailed as Word documents to: editor@polarijournal.com indicating the genre of the submission in the subject field followed by your surname. For example, for a poetry submission type in the subject field or for a scholarly paper type .

Word documents must have the submission title in the file extension. For example: The_Lake.doc. Before submitting documents save them with all identifying information (including author tags) removed. To do this in Office 2007, click the Microsoft Office Button, point to Prepare and then click Properties. In the 'Document Information Panel' remove the author name in the Author box. Then save your document.

Please do not submit more than 1 short story, essay, review or one act play at a time. You may submit between 3 and 5 poems at a time. Please do not contact us looking for news of your submission. We would prefer you wait for Polari to contact you.


Polari Journal publishes creative writing by emerging, developing and established writers. In most cases, preference will be given to writers who have achieved at least one other journal or anthology publication. However, Polari Journal is also committed to publishing exceptional creative work by unpublished authors. All submissions should be typed (double spaced) with at least 30mm margins. Please use 12 point Times New Roman font. We accept most genres however Polari is not an appropriate venue for strong er0tica.


For inquiries: editor@polarijournal.com

For submissions: send all submissions to the managing editor at editor@polarijournal.com

Website: http://www.polarijournal.com/
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