Hello! We’re looking for written and visual work exploring LGBTQ experience. Coming out, dealing with school, building community, finding love or whatever comes your way. Stories, poems, comics, photos, music etc.

  • Send all submissions to Babette Cromartie at
  • Preferred media formats: .RTF, .DOC, .MP3 or YouTube/Vimeo links for video
  • Please include your contact info, location and age (if you wish to remain anonymous, please let us know)
  • We also require permission to share your work with others. For anyone under 18, your parent or guardian should fill out a release form, available for download below. (If you wish to submit but don’t feel safe talking with a parent you can remain anonymous. Contact us for more info!)
  • Release Form (PDF)

Thanks from the Editorial Team!

I Don’t Do Boxes is a project of QueerLab, a youth-led media project and forum for LGBTQ youth at Elsewhere, a living museum in downtown Greensboro, NC. I Don’t Do Boxes is an Elsewhere collaboration with YouthSAFE and the Guilford Green Foundation.