Writing the Walls Down is a multi-genre anthology that will explore the physical and metaphorical significance of walls in the lives of LGBT*Q people, in both our external landscapes and in our internal emotional and imaginal landscapes.

Although we’ve received some phenomenal submissions thus far, we’ve decided to extend the deadline to April 1st to ensure we capture the vision of this project in it’s entirety.

What we’re looking for:
Creating an anthology takes alot of work. Not only do we have to make sure each individual piece fits our theme, we also need to make sure each piece fits with the whole collection.

In order to create the diverse and intriguing body of work we’ve set out to produce, we’re still in need of submissions from the following:

> trans women and men
> two-spirit people
> LGBTQ people with disabilities, and
> LGBTQ folks from outside the US

We are also seeking more submissions of genres other than poetry, including creative non-fiction, memoir, fiction (sci-fi, fantasy, erotica is welcome), and visual art.

What you can do to help:
In our efforts to make this anthology multi-lingual, we also invite you to consider sending us a translation (in a language other than English)

We recognize our community is much larger than our individual networks. As a community based project, our anthology can only succeed with your Support. Share this Page/Post/Image/Info and help us create a body of work that crosses barriers of culture, identity, and art.

If you have submitted something, and it wasn’t accepted, please feel free to submit another piece of work.


For more information, contact Editors Amir Rabiyah and Helen Klonaris

or visit the Official Writing the Walls Down Call for Submissions page.


*Some of the designs in this flyer are inspired by Kanaka Maoli, and Marquesan designs. In my quest to better understand where I come from as a mixed Polynesian who was raised completely disconnected from my culture I yearn for knowledge and revival. How do we ensure we properly use the languages and symbols of even out own cultures who have been decimated by decades of colonialism and genocide?

The hard truth is I don’t know. The best answer I have is: with intention, with integrity, and with the ability to respectfully adapt if/when we learn differently.

~ A.J. Alana Ka’imi Bryce