©2020 Q* Anthology of Queer Culture

An independent student publication in the Charlottesville and U.Va. community


Our staff has complete creative control over which pieces are accepted, how the pieces are edited, and how the magazine comes together. Submissions are reviewed by a team of copy editors and a smaller group of two to three executive editors. In a final stage, editors review the content in more detail, refining flow, syntax, and general layout. Approved pieces will be formatted and published online and/or in print by a team of production editors. Print work is selected based on content quality.

  • Submissions should be original and should relate to LGBTQ culture in some way — broadly defined. Anyone, regardless of identity, may submit pieces (we accept submissions from allies and other non-LGBTQ identifying people).

  • There are no length requirements or restrictions. Some pieces are one page; others are dozens.

  • Format submissions as either .docx or .pdf in a legible 12-point font.

  • There is no specific deadline for online publication, as we work on a rolling basis. However, if you wish to be published in our spring print edition, submissions must be received by February 1 that year. If your submission is accepted, we will notify you via email within 1-2 weeks of the submission date.

  • Please include at the top of your submission your name, school, program of study (or major), year, pronouns, and any other cool information you wish to share about yourself.

  • Email submissions to uvaqueeranthology@gmail.com.

PLEASE NOTE: If you submit work to Q* you may not publish or submit it elsewhere before or while waiting for a response from our team.