Call for Submissions: I Don’t Do Boxes 2015, Issue 3







Now seeking submissions from queer youth who are (or aspiring to be) artists, poets, and writers for the third issue of I Don’t Do Boxes, a magazine exploring LGBTQ experience

This issue’s theme is Act Out, which will focus on why we do (or don’t) act out, what it means to rebel or protest, and all that happens along the way.

Selected writings and artworks will be curated into the zine, along with content from our editorial team, and distributed to queer communities around the country. We hope this issue will provide a creative outlet for queer-identifying youth to share artwork and stories that go beyond “coming out” and celebrate being in the here and now. Let’s inspire each other to continue speaking up and speaking out, and supporting those who don’t always have a voice.

Yours queerly,

The I Don’t Do Boxes editorial team


We’re Looking For:

  • Essays – lyrics, short stories, creative writing, lessons learned, projects, and work exploring LGBTQ experience
  • Artworks – photographs, illustration, and comics and more


To see last year’s issue visit:


Submission Guidelines:

Call for submissions is open to all, priority for queer-identifying youth.

In 500-2500 words or through visual representation respond to one or more of the follow questions:

  • How do you act out?
  • What does acting out mean to you?
  • Who do you act out for?
  • Where do you act out?
  • When do you act out?

Include contact info, a brief 2-3 sentence bio, social media channels, where you currently live. (You always have the option to remain anonymous, just let us know!)


Please email your submissions to with the subject: I Don’t Do Boxes Submission. Preferred file formats: mp3, .wav, .DOC, .RTF, .PNG, .JPG


All submissions are due Friday, May 1st at 5:00pm EST.