List of Literary Journals for LGBTQ Writers, Women, and Writers of Color

In a previous post, I mentioned my desire to compile a list of journals and presses that exclusively focus on publishing underrepresented voices, such as women, LGBTQ writers, and writers of color. I’ve finally managed to pull something together that hopefully may prove to be a good starting point and resource for those writers who may wish to find a good home for their writing. Or maybe readers who wish to read more widely or diversely. Or editors who strive to be more inclusive. Quite a few of these are intersectional magazines too (women of color, Latino/a queer writers, etc.).

If you know of any that are not mentioned here, don’t be afraid to send me a message! I’ll try to update it whenever I make a new discovery.

(Note: I tried to focus only on those journals and presses that seem to be still open to submissions and aren’t yet defunct.)


Arktoi Books
Chelsea Station
Educe Journal
Gertrude Press
Glitterwolf Magazine
Headmistress Press
Iris Fiction
Lambda Literary
Lavender Review
Lethe Press
Magnus Books
Plenitude Magazine
Polari Journal
Provocateur Magazine Magazine
Raspa Magazine
Seal Press
Sibling Rivalry Press
Sinister Wisdom
St. Sebastian Review
Topside Press
Wilde Magazine


Bone Bouquet
Broad! Magazine
CALYX Journal
Damselfly Press
dancing girl press
Halo Lit Magazine
Hyacinth Girl Press
Kalyani Magazine
Luna Luna Magazine
Minerva Rising
Quaint Magazine
ROAR Magazine
Room Magazine
The Riveter
So to Speak
Two Serious Ladies
WomenArts Quarterly

Writers of color:

Acentos Review
Asian American Literary Review
CHA: An Asian Literary Journal
Four Winds
Kartika Review
Manoa Journal
Mascara Literary Review
The Missing Slate
Mosaic Magazine
Palabra Literary Magazine
Redbone Press
Yuan Yang

Etc. (diversity, underrepresented voices):

Apogee Journal
Diverse Voices Quarterly
Duende Literary
MIEL Books
Muzzle Magazine
The Offing
Red Umbrella Project’s Prose & Lore
Solstice Literary Magazine
Tarpaulin Sky
Union Station Magazine
Waxwing Journal
Weave Magazine

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