As some of you may have noticed we've been updating the language of our submission guidelines in fits and starts ever since we launched the website. This done because the discussion about linguistic choices and best practice re nomenclature is ongoing among the editorial staff. Also because we've received a fair number of clarification requests from potential submitters.
Following further discussion among the editorial staff we've gone ahead and overhauled the eligibility statement on the guidelines page for clarity and to cover as much as possible. The revised text reads as follows:
"We're using both "queer" and "person of colour" as blanket terms for brevity's sake, but we're open to submissions from people anywhere along the LGBT/LGBTQ/LGBTQIA2 spectrum (including Two Spirit, pan, poly, ace, aro, non-binary, genderfluid, genderqueer, and other queer orientations not covered here) who are also people of colour, biracial, multiracial, Indigenous, Aboriginal, or otherwise non-white."
That statement is meant to provide as much information as possible up front, and is not meant to dissuade anyone from seeking clarification as need be. We're happy to hear from you and answer questions about submission eligibility, or any other questions or concerns you may have.