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Delicate Friend 12 MATURE CONTENT

About

Delicate Friend is an adult (18+) arts and literary magazine highlighting romance, yearning, eroticism, and other forms of desire and intimacy. We were inspired to create this platform after someone tweeted, “all of the poetry that needed to be written already was […] you don’t need to fuck up this grand tradition talking about having sex with people you met on your iphone [sic].” We thought this sounded like a great idea for a magazine. Delicate Friend is a place to enjoy the softer side. We want the unruly things you type at 1 a.m. The quiet daydreams you’ve scrawled about your crush. Reflections on your favorite fanfiction, or how your body thrives in nature. In short, we want your art and writing about things that are… delicate.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2020

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: Adults.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General General
Erotica EroticaOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Sexuality/Gender (Adult relationships, See guidelines), Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words; Unknown number of pieces.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 2,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Pay ranges from Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK OKAudio format submissions Text format submissions Video format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Temp Closed

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: Adults.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Critical, Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Sexuality/Gender (Adult relationships, See guidelines), Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Review ReviewUp to 2,000 words.
Essay EssayUp to 2,000 words; Unknown number of pieces.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 2,000 words; Unknown number of pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Pay ranges from Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK OKAudio format submissions Text format submissions Video format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Temp Closed

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: Adults.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General General
Erotica EroticaOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Sexuality/Gender (Adult relationships, See guidelines), Other (May vary).
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.
Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK OKAudio format submissions Text format submissions Video format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Visual Art Temp Closed

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: Adults.
Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Sexuality/Gender (See guidelines), Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork ArtworkUp to 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (US$10-49 per piece) Semi-pro payment (US$10-49 per piece).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK OKAudio format submissions Image format submissions Video 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: 01 Jun 2022
Last Checked: 14 Jun 2022 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 30 May 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 01 Dec 2021

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