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Impossible Archetype

Literary Magazine



An international online journal of LGBTQ+ poetry

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    within 2 weeks of DL*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:



  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee


Max pieces: 4

All styles and forms welcome, from page poetry, to experimental poetry, to slam poetry (although particular care here should be taken that it will work solely in a text format). 1 – 4 poems. There is no upper line length and we welcome longer work.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Within the submission, please make sure to include – your name (and, if different, your pen name) – a biographical note (please keep this to 100 words or less).

  • Eligibility

    LGBTQ+ creators

  • Formatting

    Word files .doc or .docx only. No weird file types. Please pay careful attention to the formatting of your poem, and use a standard font like Times New Roman. Work submitted will be considered the final draft.

  • Author's rights

    When you submit a piece, you are giving Impossible Archetype ‘first publication rights’ – we get to publish it first. Once published, the rights revert to you immediately upon publication. You can republish it anywhere you choose, although we would ask if you could give Impossible Archetype a mention as its place of first publication.

  • Additional info

    We welcome work from LGBTQ+ poets of all genders. All contributors must identify on the LGBTQ spectrum.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

21 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

10 days

Fastest response time

78 days

Slowest response time

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    Mark Ward