Since the Summer of 2016 we have been publishing the literary work of young, courageous and talented writers from across the globe, many of whom found their first writing credit with us. In fact, The Cardiff Review was founded for that very reason: to create a platform on which emerging writers could have their work read, viewed, shared and celebrated.
Of course, devoting an issue of the magazine to queer writing and queer writers is not say that other issues do not or will not feature either, but rather that we believe so strongly that filling the world with diverse voices is both impactful and important, the very least we can do is devote 72 pages to the cause.
That said, what is queer writing? Simply put, we define queer writing as literary work that is either written by someone who identifies themselves as queer, or that deals with the identities, themes, nuances, facts of life pertaining to queerness.
We’ll be reading for our queer issue until April 15, 2018. All submissions to themed issues must still abide by our submissions guidelines.