Welcome to QT! Queer Toronto Literary Magazine is a non-profit dedicated to elevating and celebrating queer voices in Canada.
Material Ghouls: QT's Halloween Fundraiser is Coming Up!
We're hosting a Halloween fundraiser at 7pm on Monday October 24th at Glad Day Bookshop!
We've got a great night planned for you: DJ, drag, tarot readings, vibe checks, AND MORE!
We're so proud of the work we've done to keep QT accessible through freely available digital publications, while prioritizing paying artists. We started by paying $15 per piece and our upcoming 10th issue will be the first time we are able to pay artists $50 per piece. This has only been possible through community support, so thank you and come celebrate with us!
Issue no. 9 Flirt is now out!
Flirt. Flirt? Flirt! What does it mean to look across a room at someone and catch their eye? How does it feel when you flirt? What does it look like? In partnership with the Bi+ Arts Festival, the second edition of "Flirt" showcases bi, pan, fluid, queer, or otherwise non-monosexual artists and writers.
Get your print copy here! Read the full issue here!
Call For Submissions
The ongoing traumatization of queer people is a result of struggling against a system that was not only not built for us, but actively structured to erase and marginalize us.
We're seeking pieces that reflect upon, interrogate, or examine the intersection between mental health and queerness.
How does the ostracization of queerness compound the stigmatization of mental illness?
How does the long and ongoing history of medical patholigization of diverse experiences, expressions and presentations of queerness, gender identity, and sex characteristics, impact our ability to ask those same systems for help?
How can other systems of marginalization eg. housing, capitalism, racism, climate change, etc. impact our mental health? How can queer community disrupt or reinforce these systems?
How can mental wellbeing be cultivated in queer community?
How can caring for one’s mental health be radical?
What does safety and peace mean for queer people?
The submissions period for issue no.10 will close on September 30th, 2022.
What if my work doesn’t match the Issue theme?
We are also accepting works to be featured in the Gallery that do not fit the criteria for specific issues. Submissions for the Gallery are accepted on a rolling basis. In other words, submit, submit, submit!
Call for Volunteers
We're looking for cool people to join the team! Become part of a dynamic group of volunteers committed to community building and art making.
Check out our call for volunteers.
Fundraising for a small non-profit is hard, but thankfully gay Jesus invented gay merch. Most of our stuff is available in the 3 traditional genders of black, white, and baby pink. So go ahead and support local grassroots organizing and look cute doing it!