Resist! Call for artists & writers


Opaline publishes short fiction, poetry, drama, personal essays and visual art by the LGBTQ/Allies community, women, people with disabilities, and other minority groups. Opaline is a program of Arttitude, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting change and acceptance through visibility for the LGBT and minority communities using art and creative writing to shine light on the narratives of those marginalized in American culture.

If you are interested in submitting work for publication, please see the below guidelines and current theme

June 2017 – Special Themed Issue
Our first issue of Opaline will be themed Resist! in response to the political and social climate affecting the LGBT and diverse communities in 2017. We are specifically seeking images from protests, marches, and rallies as well as creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry submissions in response to or linked to resisting hate.

We are currently accepting manuscripts for our themed issue: Resist!. Our reading period will close on May 1, 2017. Manuscripts received outside of the reading period will not be read.

Manuscripts must be submitted through email to

Please submit no more than 5 poems or 7,000 words of prose.

All prose should be double-spaced.

Submissions must be accompanied by a cover page including title, author, and contact information (email and phone)

Previously unpublished works only. This includes material that has appeared online in any form, including personal blogs.
Simultaneous submissions are permitted as long as you notify us as soon as possible if the work is accepted elsewhere. Once your work is accepted, you must withdraw it from any other submissions. After publication of Opaline, all rights revert to the author.

Opaline editors read manuscripts from September 1 through May 1. and Response will be given within two month of submission with the following possible results: Unconditionally Accepted, Accepted with Revisions, or Not accepted.

Unfortunately, we are unable to respond to status inquiries.

Opaline publishes in digital format on June 1st.

Submitted by Megan Opperman. Email:

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