Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions If you identify as LGBTQIA+, nonbinary, or gender nonconforming and have stories to tell, we want to hear from you! Nightingale Review is a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit literary journal dedicated to cultivating, amplifying, and celebrating queer (non-heterosexual, non-cisgender) voices. Founded in Burlington, Vermont, we publish fiction and nonfiction works by established and emerging queer writers. We accept and celebrate all types of literary creative expression from queer authors, from poetry, plays, and general fiction to nonfiction essays and book/movie/music reviews. We also accept art and photography for our cover. Both established and unpublished writers are welcome. We feature never-before-published works, so please don't submit a piece that has been published elsewhere (online or in print). If a piece is published after you have submitted it to us, please let us know by emailing If you're ready to submit, please visit to use our online system. It will securely send our editors your work and email you a confirmation that it has been received. Once you have submitted your work, you can check the status of your submission by signing into your account. Our response time is about 5 months. We appreciate your patience. If we publish your submission, we will give you a free one year subscription to the Review along with two free physical copies and one free ebook version of the volume your work appears in.

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