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Jonathan is a journal featuring short fiction by queer male writers. Named after the lesser-known close friend (and speculated lover) of King David in the Old Testament, Jonathan features gay writers and their short stories in each issue.
Jonathan: A Journal of Gay Fiction
Bryan Borland, Publisher
Raymond Luczak, Editor
David Cummer, Associate Editor
Release Date: May, September, December
Issues Available in PAPERBACK and EBOOK
JONATHAN ISSUE 01 – December 2012 - (ISBN: 978-1-937420-30-7): Short fiction by emerging and established gay, bisexual, and transgender authors. Featured in Issue 01 of Jonathan are Daniel Nathan Terry, Paul Lisicky, Matthew R. Loney, Eric Norris, James Powers-Black, Chip Livingston, Philip Dean Walker, Ian Young, Reginald T. Jackson, and Wendell Ricketts. Proudly published by Sibling Rivalry Press.
JONATHAN ISSUE 02 – May 2013 - (ISBN: 978-1-937420-43-7): Short fiction by emerging and established gay, bisexual, and transgender authors. Featured in Issue 02 of Jonathan are Steven Cordova, Aaron Hamburger, Telly McGaha, Andrew Demcak, Eric Nguyen, Michael Thomas Ford, Jonathan Vatner, Robert Smith, Kenneth Pobo, and Michael Carroll.
JONATHAN ISSUE 03 – September 2013 - (ISBN: 978-1-937420-52-9): Short fiction by emerging and established gay, bisexual, and transgender authors. Featured in Issue 03 of Jonathan are Nathan Alling Long, Eric Karl Anderson, John M. Bonanni, Jon McDonald, Matt Dean, Mike Kaspar, Collin Kelley, Jeff Mann, Jonathan Sanford, and Lou Dellaguzzo.
JONATHAN ISSUE 04 – December 2014 - (ISBN: 978-1-937420-62-8): Short fiction by emerging and established gay, bisexual, and transgender authors. Featured in Issue 03 of Jonathan are Bryan Castille, Gerard Cabrera, Louis Flint Ceci, James Powers-Black, Jonathan Mack, Timothy Carson, Cameron L. Mitchell, M.J. Arcangelini, Shaun Turner, James Cihlar, and Gregg Shapiro.
Calls for Submission. SUBMISSIONS FOR JONATHAN are currently closed. When we open up again, we’ll be interested in original and unpublished short fiction of up to 3,500 words. We welcome excerpts from novels in progress, but the pieces must be completely stand-alone. A batch of short-short stories would be great, too.
Just because we are featuring work by gay, bisexual, and trans* male writers doesn’t mean that we are interested in reading about ONLY the queer male experience. In fact, contributors don’t have to write about the queer experience at all, but must identify as a gay, bisexual, or trans* man. We want Jonathan to be a safe place should you want to share a queer perspective in your fiction. We believe that your experiences will help contribute to the richness of your work. Surprise us! All subject matters are welcome. However, for fiction with erotic content, we do ask that the focus be on the story, not the sex.
Submit your work to: email@example.com.
We accept electronic submissions (Word .doc or .rtf files) ONLY. On the final page of your manuscript, please include a short bio.
Each writer will receive a copy of the issue in which their work appears.
Call for Submissions, Cover Art. We welcome links from visual artists to their online portfolios wishing to have their work considered for Jonathan‘s future covers. We’re always on the lookout for something new and memorable. Artists whose work is chosen will receive a complimentary copy of the issue and worldwide promotion/visibility.
Links to online portfolios should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Editor. Raymond Luczak is the author and editor of 15 books, including How to Kill Poetry (Sibling Rivalry Press, March 2013), Among the Leaves: Queer Male Poets on the Midwestern Experience (Squares & Rebels, October 2012), Road Work Ahead (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2011), and Mute (A Midsummer Night’s Press, 2010). His novel Men With Their Hands (Queer Mojo, 2009) won first place in the Project: QueerLit 2006 Contest. [www.raymondluczak.com]