Gender Queer Literature is a free online and living resource for contemporary genderqueer perspectives. 

With these goals, GQL looks for and publishes articles on the representation of non-conforming gendered contemporary literature. We publish creative works with gender non-conforming protagonists or by authors who self-identify as such. We also share the craft and workshop outlines on how to write such perspectives, as presented at colleges and communities across UK, USA and (hopefully) beyond. 

SUBMISSIONS: Look to Duotrope for details. https://duotrope.com/duosuma/submit/gender-queer-literature-THzrz

Creative Works

We publish creative works with gender non-conforming protagonists or by authors who self-identify as such. Our goal is to highlight your work with an audience from a diverse international sense of community and academia. For this reason, we also are interested in reviews and interviews as well as poems, stories, excerpts, and images. 

On the Craft of Writing outside of the Gender Binary

GQL asks how do we use gendered language and gender markers to write androgynous narratives? How are authentic gender-queer experiences represented in contemporary English literature and by whom? We share workshops/classes here on how to represent a marginalized community, including Queer Flash, Creating Queer Characters, Gender Neutral Names, and Gendered Language. 

(Sarah Leamy has taught these workshops online and in person at Arizona State University, VCFA, and the Constellation Writers Hub across the States and online.)

Critical Works

It’s time for a more conscious representation of a marginalized community who have been–and continue to be–excluded from the stories told. With this in mind, GQL will share thesis, articles, and abstracts connected to our topic of non-conforming gendered narratives. Send us your work!


The easiest is to go through https://duotrope.com/duosuma/submit/gender-queer-literature-THzrz

Image Credit: Ja. R. Macki

Or you can email us via this contact form. Thank you so much! 


Editorial Team

Jasminum McMullen (she/her) is a Creator, Shieldsian, and Champion of Difference residing on the ancestral land of the Kiikaapoi in Chicago. She holds an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her philosophies have appeared in Baby Teeth Journal, midnight & indigo, Past Ten, Stella Veritatis, and forthcoming in Mamas, Martyrs, and Jezebels, an anthology from Black Lawrence Press.

Desmond Peeples’ writing has appeared or is forthcoming in IselePast Ten, Goreyesque, and elsewhere, and they write regularly for the Vermont Arts Council. They hold degrees from Goddard College and Vermont College of Fine Arts. Desmond was born and lives still in Vermont. desmondpeeples.com

Sarah Leamy is a writer, wanderer, and an editor. Her studies and stories often focus on gender, family, and the search for community. She is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of www.wanderlust-Journal.com, publishing travel stories and photos from across the world. Sleam’s book, Hidden, was released by Finishing Line Press in 2021. www.sarahleamy.com