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briars lit is a new anthology for queer fairy tales, whether short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, or hybrid work. briars lit publishes these queer tales in each of the various forms that they may take. Briars are traditionally cut away, from the thorns off of roses to branches slashed back in forests. In the same sense, queer people and queer tales have been historically cut out of narratives, including fantastical narratives such as fairy tales. At briars lit, we value the beauty in what has been seen as dangerous, and hope to create a space where the importance of briars in nature can be re-emphasized. At the same time, when not trimmed, briars can be powerful forces—the stolen rose for Beauty and the forest of brambles surrounding Sleeping Beauty are notable examples, and there is the same amount of power in queer tales. See the beauty in briars and do not be afraid.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2018

Audience

Open to a broad Audience, including: All sexual identities, Bisexuals, Lesbians/Gays.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency.

Fiction Temp Closed

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Mystery/Crime Mystery/CrimeOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Sexuality/Gender (LGBTQ issues, See guidelines), Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words; Up to 5 pieces.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 5,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No Unknown Unknown OKAudio format submissions Image format submissions Text format submissions
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Nonfiction Temp Closed

Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream, Personal.
Topics:
Sexuality/Gender (LGBTQ issues, See guidelines), Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 1,000 words; Up to 5 pieces.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative Nonfiction1,000 - 5,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No Unknown Unknown UnknownAudio format submissions Image format submissions Text format submissions
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Poetry Temp Closed

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Mystery/Crime Mystery/CrimeOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Sexuality/Gender (LGBTQ issues, See guidelines), Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No Unknown Unknown UnknownAudio format submissions Image 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 Temp Closed

Art Media:
Cartoon/Comic strip.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Sexuality/Gender (LGBTQ issues, See guidelines), Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Graphic Narrative Graphic NarrativeNo page limits known.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No Unknown Unknown UnknownImage format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 08 Oct 2019
Last Checked: 14 Oct 2019 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 01 Oct 2019 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 08 Oct 2018

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