yyc queer writers

Hello, beautiful human! Welcome to YYC Queer Writers. Want to write with us?


Queer Summer Night In Cowtown
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2019
Specs, length: 150 to 1,500 words (I stop reading at word 1,500; your readers have the attention span of fruit flies)
Specs, topic: Every July, cowboys and cowgirls take over Calgary’s streets. Let’s queer up Stampede, kittens. Fiction, essays, memoirs, and faux memoirs welcome. I’m on the fence about poetry… I’d prefer NOT, but if it’s really good… let’s talk.
Open to: Calgary-based Queer writers (no out-of-Calgary submissions please)
Artist/illustrator chosen.

Queer Christmas 2: Letters to Santa
Submission Deadline: September 30, 2019
Specs, length: 150 to 1,500 words (can be shorter; can’t be longer)
Specs, topic: Fiction, essays, memoirs,  faux memoirs, and poetry welcome.
Open to: Calgary-based Queer writers (no out-of-Calgary submissions please)
Call for artist/illustrator open.


Sat., January 19, 2019 – location and place tbd, around 4/5 pm
Sun., February 24, 2019 – Cafe Arabesque Or Cafe Espresso, tbc, 5 p.m.
Sat., March 23, 2019, Soby’s Lebanese Eatery, 5 p.m.
Everyone welcome, and everyone always welcome to set up an alternate/additional meeting place & time

join the Calgary Queer Writing Group on Facebook for details
and information about in-between weeknight meets
or email me at mjanecolette@gmail.com for location deets

YYC Queer Writers was formed in 2013 by writer and activist Dallas Barnes. We get together intermittently to… write. Also, laud our lovers. Commiserate about our exes. Share what we wrote. Explain what we want to write. Try to justify why we aren’t writing it. Go home and write it. Come back. Share it… repeat.

Our Projects:

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In YYC and want to write with us? Find us on Facebook at Calgary Queer Writing Group.

Email Jane at mjanecolette@gmail.com with YYC Queer Writers in the subject heading.

Or, fill out this form (if you like forms; apparently some people do)…

I’d prefer if you sent an email to mjanecolette@gmail.com with “yyc queer writers” in the subject line.