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Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
mission statement Lupercalia Press invites and amplifies the voices of transgender and queer creatives. In order to de-stigmatize and celebrate the transgender body, and work toward achieving trans/queer equity, we enthusiastically publish art that focuses on sex and sexuality by anyone who self-identifies as transgender or queer.

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Primary Editor/Contact Person
Venus Cohen
Contact Title
Editor in Chief
essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, gr_novel
Submissions Policy
General guidelines In the subject of your email, please write “[your name], submission, [prose, poetry, visual art, or hybrid]” for example, “Venus, submission, poetry” Please include a cover letter and bio up to 100-words in the email body Chapbooks will be between 10-20 pages not including the cover or back cover You may send us up to 30 pages of work, but know that the editors will need edit your work to fit within the parameters of the chapbook guidelines. No edits will be published without the author’s approval, though! [We prefer 12 pt, serif or sans serif font, single or double spaced, .doc or .docx file only]
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
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Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
Reading Period
From 04 / 15 - 07 / 15
Reporting Time
07 - 08 weeks
Author Payments
royalties, cash, copies
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Jie Venus Cohen
Editor in Chief
How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
I am the founder! Though, I found myself here through the incredible guidance of Andrea Lawlor, at Mount Holyoke College, and through the continued support of the other EIC, E. Valentino!
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
Venus Cohen is the founder and editor-in-chief, handles financials, handles website design, etc. E. Valentino is the art director and handles all book construction. A. R. Salandy and Kelly Rhone are social media directors.
Do You Have Any Cover Letter Advice?
Keep it simple, and real! We are not overly concerned with the content of the cover letter, so please feel free to use a template. Just tell us something about yourself and the work that you are submitting.
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
We immediately read and review every submission, then we comb through the chapbook and discuss it amongst ourselves and occasionally, amongst volunteer readers. We make decisions at the end of the reading period.
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
Raw, unfiltered language. Don't clean up your work too much, the editors can help with that. First thought best thought, with us. I like to gasp. I like to bite my lip. I like to feel my heart twist. I like to say "yeah, I feel that."
What Advice Do You Have For First-time Submitters?
Just throw us a book. We love first time submitters!
Who Is Your Ideal Reader?
Anyone who is ready and willing to celebrate the trans or queer body and cognitive passion.