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.

Calls for Submission. The reading period for JONATHAN is officially open: June 1, 2014 to August 31, 2014. As always, we are interested in original and unpublished short fiction up to 3,750 words.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. It would be fantastic if a few submissions could explore in some way one of the many issues that unfortunately divide our world: ableism, racism, transphobia, ageism, lookism, xenophobia, classism, and so on. That said, we remain very much open to subject matter. We want well-written stories that make us care about its characters. If you have a humorous story that makes us chuckle out loud, that would work too. Come surprise us! Word documents (.doc or .rtf) preferred with your bio in the body of the email itself: Thank you for considering us.

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:


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.  []


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