Welcome to QT! Queer Toronto Literary Magazine is a non-profit dedicated to elevating and celebrating queer voices in Canada.

Issue no. 10 Bloom is now out!

For this issue, we sought pieces that reflect upon, interrogate, and examine the intersection between mental health and queerness. At the end of the issue we’ve provided a list of mental health resources, many of which are specifically designed for or accessible to queer people.

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Join us at the launch party on Monday January 23rd at 7pm at Glad Day Bookshop!

Call For Submissions

There has always been an allure to the forbidden. We want what we can’t have. We reach for that which exists just beyond our grasp. We crave fruit of the forbidden tree, the taboo only making it sweeter.

Spanning most of history, queerness has existed within the realm of the taboo. Queer love has often been characterised by clandestine courtship. But, the Renaissance ushered in an era of homoeroticism in art, reimagining religious figures through a lens of queer desire. What was once forbidden, now flaunted.

In this issue, we aim to recapture the energy of the Renaissance: to flaunt the forbidden.

We are seeking work that interrogates the forbidden, particularly in its intersection with queerness. Show us the darkest corners of your mind palace. Give us the shadowy recesses you don’t let others see.

We ask artists to consider:

  • The relationship between forbidden desires and queer identity
  • What is your personal Dark Ages? What is your Renaissance?
  • What is your fruit of the forbidden tree? What draws you in despite your best intentions?
  • What does it feel like to love in the dark?
  • What does it feel like to emerge from the shadows?
  • How has taboo shaped your relationship with yourself and others?
  • What do you reach for that you can’t touch?

The submissions period for Issue no.11, “Forbidden Fruit” will close on February 14th 2023.

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!

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