Contributor Guidelines


Please read Kailey Tedesco's statement about RQP's closing here. Issue Three will go live by the end of January 2019. Thank you, all of you, for being with us these past three years. <3


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YES Poetry 

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Rag Queen Periodical is a femme-centric lit zine publishing quarterly in May, August, November, and February. 


We are looking for writing that is as unique as its author, writing that makes us feel like we just ate some Pop Rocks and then took a sip of cherry soda, writing that gives us the feeling we get when we’re in a three-story high antique mall and we can’t remember the way out. The writing should tell us something we didn’t already know, or even better, tell us something we did already know, but in a way we have never heard it before. 


Some subjects we’re frequently interested in are:


+   Health and Healing, Love, Motherhood, Cyber Feminism, The Burlesque, Sexuality, Menstruation Anarchy, Sisterhood/Friendship, Anatomical Explorations, Advocacy, and much, much more. 

Who Can Submit: 

At this time, submissions are only open to those who identify as female, femme, or nonbinary. 

We strongly encourage contributions from LGBTQ+ folks, writers/artists of color, and writers/artists with disabilities.



CALL FOR ART: If you would like your art to accompany one of our future issues, please send a short artist statement + 2-3 samples of your artwork to 



Guidelines for Poetry:

  • Please send 3-5 poems in one doc. or docx. file. 

  • Please include an author bio in the body of your e-mail. 

  • Though we tend to prefer original pieces, we do accept re-prints. Please be sure to credit the appropriate publications in your submission.

  • Simultaneous submissions are encouraged. Please notify us if work is accepted elsewhere. 

  • Rights revert back to the author upon publication. 


Send poetry to 




Guidelines for Prose:

+Prose includes fiction, flash, essays, etc. 

+Please send only one prose submission at a time in a doc. or docx. file. 

+Please include an author bio in the body of your email. 

+Previously published prose will not be considered. 

+Simultaneous submissions are encouraged. Please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. 

+Rights revert back to the author upon publication. 


Send prose to Elizabeth Ruth Deyro at 


Guidlines for Reviews: 


Rag Queen Periodical accepts ARCs of books and chapbooks all year long. If you would like RQP to review your book, please attach a PDF copy & send to with the subject line: REVIEWS. 


Please address your e-mail to Michelle Reale, our reviews editor. 


All other queries can be addressed to Kailey Tedesco at



We aim to respond to all submissions two weeks before our issue’s debut date.