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lstw: Call for Submissions

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Do you want to contribute to lstw? We are currently accepting submissions for our third issue!

We are looking for queer female and non-binary writers, illustrators and photographers, and will be paying an honorarium of $100 per article or artwork. Articles will range in length between 500 and 2,000 words.

Art and edit highlights from past issues of lstw include a cover profile of Tegan and Sara, an illustration by graphic novelist Julie Maroh (Blue is the Warmest Colour), a look at how craft breweries are queering beer, an investigation of police response to homophobic crimes, a photo essay of LGBTQ+ workspaces, a memoir about coming out as trans at the age of 54, an essay about the legacy of pride in Inuit communities, a fashion editorial built around hats, and a Q&A with former Icelandic Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir.

In short, we’re committed to telling a variety of stories—so be bold!

Please send a sentence or two about yourself, as well as a short paragraph outlining your story idea and potential sources (if you’re an edit person) or a series of images or a URL to a portfolio website (if you’re an art person), to editorial@lezspreadtheword.com.

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, May 23, 2018.

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Published annually, lstw is an intimate exploration of lesbian communities across Canada. The bilingual print magazine, based in Montreal, celebrates diverse and authentic queer voices from coast to coast to coast.

lstw is distributed in more than 20 cities throughout North America and Europe, and can be found at Casa Bosques (Mexico City), the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Montreal), Glad Day Bookshop (Toronto), magCulture (London), Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum (Amsterdam), Artbook @Hauser & Wirth (Los Angeles) and Artbook @MoMA PS1 (New York).

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