Email address: http://www.mixtape.lgbt/submissions
About The Publication:
“Mixtape.LGBT is a digital arts and music zine. We feature personal stories, brief interviews, media recommendations and critical essays with a focus on LGBTQ+ topics.” Online publication. Pays on acceptance. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys first serial and online right. No reprints. Responds within 3 weeks.
“We’re interested in writing that ties together media (meaning art, music, games, film, theater— anything creative) and LGBTQ+ experiences. Personal stories might involve things like falling in love with a song, how it felt to finally see yourself reflected in fiction, the movies that you pull out when you need comfort — basically, life through the lens of the art we love. Critical essays might be about the transformative power of slash fanfiction; how instagram is broadening awareness of queer theater; the history and evolution of euphemism in LGBT poetry; or other topics exploring a specific interaction between art and being who we are. While we don’t require strict scientific rigor, we do require that the essay argue a point. We also like positive reviews for media that deals with LGBT themes. We’re interested in reviews that show us your love for something — like we’re listening to a friend recommend one of their favorites. The media involved need not be new, but it helps if it’s new to us. Finally, we’re setting aside a small number of pages for original poetry. Send us something that really evokes this issue’s theme!” Pays $0.10/word. Word counts: “Personal stories, 600-1200 words. Critical essays, 600-1800 words. Positive reviews for LGBTQ+ media, 300-800 words. Original short poetry, less than 600 words.” Submit query or complete manuscript.
“We are occasionally interested in photos of performances by members and friends of the lgbtq community. We negotiate for photos on a case-by-case basis depending on content as well as the planned prominence within our publication.”
Welcomes New Writers: Yes