Vitality is collecting pieces for their first issue, slated for early 2015. Please see individual guideline pages for more details.
Submissions for the first issue are due December 20th.
They pay 5 cents a word for prose, $50 each for poems, and up to $75 for individual art pieces. They are also hiring illustrators and cover artists. Rates for illustrators are $75-$150 per piece illustrated, and $150 for cover art.
Stories should be about a queer person who has an adventure, rather than a person who has an adventure because they are queer. The focus of the story should be on telling an entertaining story, and not on “issues” like coming out, bullying, understanding your sexuality, transitioning, or homophobia. In most cases: your plot should function just as well with a straight character as it would with a queer character. Queer, to us, means gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, aromantic, transgender, non-binary genders, agender, intersex, ETC. ETC. ETC. times infinity. All variations of love, sex, and relationships. Any genre is welcome.
For more information, visit: http://readvitality.com/submissions