Arktoi Books: Literature by lesbian authors


The Gafferthe GAFFER
-Celeste Gainey

Light is the preoccupation, vocation, and language of this debut collection of poems by the first woman gaffer to be admitted to the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)

Spheres of DisturbanceSpheres of Disturbance
-Amy Schutzer

Over the course of one day in 1985, the last day of Helen's life, Spheres of Disturbance explores how we can bear to approach, or even choose, our inevitable end.


poems by Judy Grahan



At the moment, Arktoi is not accepting submissions. Check back for changes.

Arktoi welcomes submissions from all lesbian authors. Basic guidelines are below, but make sure to check the website prior to your submission in case we have modified our guidelines.

  • Submissions sent at times other than our submission period (see schedule to right) will be returned unread.
  • Poetry manuscripts should be between 50 and 80 pages.
  • Fiction and nonfiction manuscripts may be of any length.
  • All manuscripts should be submitted as an Adobe .pdf attachment to an email.
  • Manuscripts should include:
    • A cover page with the name, address, phone number, and email address of the writer.
    • A cover letter with a short biographical statement by the writer and and overview of the work.
  • Multiple submissions are allowed. :