Creating Iris 6

Do not submit here! This project is believed to be defunct.

About

We aim to feature new fiction for teens (roughly, ages 14-17) with an LGBTQAI slant. We want to be a safe place for young adults – a magazine which features engaging, transporting, challenging stories that offer a breath of fresh air in the young adult literary market. There’s a need for realistic fiction geared towards queer kids and their friends. Iris hopes to feature stories with relatable characters and situations in which readers could readily recognize themselves. We want stories that deal with identity and discovery, coming out, the challenges of growing up queer, being a supportive friend,etc. What we don’t want are stories with sex (keep it PG-13), violence, or drug use, as we are aiming for a slightly younger demographic.

Creating Iris

Audience

Country of Publication

Young adults, Transgender people, All sexual identities, Bisexuals, Lesbians/Gays. United States

Publication Medium & Frequency

E Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency.

Fiction Defunct

Genres:
G General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream, Realist.
Topics:
Unknown
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story1,000 - 3,000 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
N No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
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Poetry Defunct

Genres:
G General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms, including: Visual poetry.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream, Realist.
Topics:
Unknown
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
PoemNo line limits known.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
N No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKImage format submissions Text format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Visual Art Defunct

Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Unknown
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
N No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKImage format submissions
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Dates

Last Updated:
07 Apr 2017
Date Added:
21 Oct 2013