Rainbow Rumpus, the only online literary magazine for children with LGBT parents, publishes interviews, comics, and fiction about and for kids and teens who otherwise may never read a story about a family like theirs in school.
The online literary magazine is seeking new children’s fiction (for ages 5-12) and YA fiction (for ages 13-18). This is an excellent opportunity for beginning fiction writers. The editor-in-chief, who has twenty years of experience editing children’s fiction, works one-on-one with writers when stories show promise.
This is a pro publishing opportunity. Rainbow Rumpus pays $300 upon publication, for first North American online rights. The story is accompanied by a photo and bio which can link to a writer’s website or blog, and is archived permanently on the site.
The submission guidelines:
- The story’s protagonist should be a child or teen with LGBT parents or other close family members.
- The primary plot point of the story should not be family structure or children being teased about their families.
- Stories for 4-to 12-year-old children should be approximately 800 to 2,500 words in length. Stories for 13- to 18-year-olds may be as long as 5,000 words.
Rainbow Rumpus publishes a variety of genres and will consider serialized work. Stories featuring families of color, bisexual parents, transgender parents, family members with disabilities, and mixed-race families are particularly welcome.
Please submit stories as an attached Word file to firstname.lastname@example.org, and include your complete contact information.
Contact editor-in-chief, Beth Wallace, at email@example.com with any questions.