call for submissions

New Submissions Manager!

As our reading period gets underway, we wanted to take the opportunity to explain our new submissions procedures! As always, you can find our  full guidelines for submission here.

Submitting to Iris is easy! Just send an email to with your submission as an attachment. Please do not use this email address for anything other than submitting your work. We will simply not see your email in a timely manner. Because the script is automated, we check in on a weekly basis, but that's it. All questions regarding submissions should still be directed to

It is really important that your submission be sent as an attachment. And because we read submissions blind, we ask that you include only the title in the attachment itself. Please don't include your name or bio in the attachment! That goes in the email text. Please use the this cover letter as the text of your email.

And that's it! We can't wait to read your work!

Iris 1.2 Deadline is THREE weeks away!

Consider this your friendly reminder that the deadline for submissions for Iris, volume 1, issue 2, 'histories,' is fast approaching! 

The deadline for submissions of fiction and poetry is 21 March 2014. 

The deadline for submissions of artwork is 7 April 2014.

We hope you'll consider sharing your work with Iris

Call for Submissions: Iris 1.2 - Histories!


Iris: A Magazine of New Writing for LGBTQ+ Young Adults invites submissions for its second issue: histories

In our first issue, we considered our identities: who we are and who we are becoming. In this issue, we’d like to consider the past that frames our present. We chose ‘histories’ deliberately, so as to encompass as broad an understanding of the theme as possible. We can’t wait to see what you come up with. 

Download our formal call for papers to learn more. 

Submissions for the second issue are now open, and will be accepted through 21 March 2014. Please read the Guidelines for Submission for information on how to submit. 

Please share the call with your colleagues, students, and friends! Only with your support can we make Iris a success. Thank you for believing in us. 

Amanda Civitello & Rebecca Bennett