Jonathan is a literary journal featuring short fiction by self-identified queer male writers. Named after the lesser-known close friend (and speculated lover) of King David in the Old Testament, Jonathan is published three times a year. 


 Jonathan: A Journal of Gay Fiction
ISSN: 2168-961X
Raymond Luczak, Editor
David Cummer, Associate Editor
Release Date: May, September, December

Issues Available in PAPERBACK 



JONATHAN ISSUE 01 – December 2012 – (ISBN: 978-1-937420-30-7): features 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.


JONATHAN ISSUE 02 – May 2013 – (ISBN: 978-1-937420-43-7): features Steven Cordova, Aaron Hamburger, Telly McGaha, Andrew Demcak, Eric Nguyen, Michael Thomas Ford, Jonathan Vatner, Robert Smith, Kenneth Pobo, and Michael Carroll.

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JONATHAN ISSUE 03 – September 2013 – (ISBN: 978-1-937420-52-9): features 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 2013 – (ISBN: 978-1-937420-62-8): features 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.


JONATHAN ISSUE 05 – May 2014 – (ISBN: 978-1-937420-71-0): features Chuck Teixeira, Robby Nadler, Trebor Healey, Matt Dean, Lance Garland, R. Daniel Evans, Lewis DeSimone, Mitch Goldsmith, Arthur Durkee, and Jonathan Corcoran.

JONATHAN ISSUE 06 – September 2014 – (ISBN: 978-1-937420-74-1): features Adam Bartley, Ian Young, Mike Kaspar, Jonathan Harper, Mark Ward, B.V. Marshall, Philip Dean Walker, Thomas Malcolm Ross, Andy Sinclair, and Juned Subhan.

JONATHAN ISSUE 07 – December 2014 – (ISBN: 978-1-937420-85-7): features Mitch Kellaway, Wayne Courtois, Jorge Cino, Robert Siek, James Schwartz, Tom Hardin, Jae Christopher, Wes Funk, Reginald T. Jackson, Jerry L. Wheeler, Patrick Pink, and Gregory Gerard.


JONATHAN ISSUE 08 – May 2015 – (ISBN: 978-1-937420-94-9): features stories by David M. Lydon, Brad Windhauser, Kevin Shaw, Whittier Strong, Scott David, Jonathan Mack, Alex-Quan Pham, J. Scott Coatsworth, Charles McCrory, Peter Dubé, and Arthur Durkee, and cover art by Heyd Fontenot.


Call for Submissions. The reading period for Jonathan is currently closed. We will reopen for submissions on June 1, 2016.

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:


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. He is currently editing an anthology about the queer disability experience. []