In Fall of 2020, literary magazine New Orleans Review released its first-ever issue devoted entirely to poetry and prose by queer writers. The issue also featured interviews with four artists from the LGBTQAI2+ community. Editor Lindsay Sproul, the first queer editor of the journal, states in the Editor’s Note: “As editor, I will continue to seek out the work of queer writers, and to hold intersectionality and advocacy at the center of our journal.”
Contributors in the Fall 2020 issue include Cassidy Wells, Jordan Lassiter, Lisa Ahima, Kimberly Pollard, Jason Villemez, Kate Milliken, Buzz Mauro, Corinne Manning, Rita Mookerjee, Kathleen Balma, Ava Dadvand, Zach Linge, Steven Cordova, Danley Romero, Eleanor Garran, and Jennifer Steil.
Read this issue and consider submitting work to future issues. For the month of February, Black History Month, black writers can submit their work for free.