We are seeking narrative essays from queer Mormons, no longer practicing Mormons, and Mormon-adjacent people. We are interested in the stories of queer women, trans and nonbinary people, intersex people, asexual people, and queer polyamorous women. We are particularly interested in international (non-US) essays and essays from people of color.
What is the QMW Project?
QMW is a group of queer people who are somehow connected to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, aka the Mormon or LDS Church. We are a group dedicated to charting new territory in the realms of religion, gender, and sexuality by sharing the experiences and stories of queer Mormons of marginalized genders as they navigate their orientations, their gender identities, and their faith. There are many ways to change hearts and minds, to effect change and improve the lives of LGBTQIA+ Mormons, and publishing personal essays, stories, poetry, and creative work is the way we have chosen to work towards this larger goal.
Who are the Project Editors?
We are a small group of queer people with academic leanings, intersectional awareness, and LDS backgrounds. To learn more about some of our team, see the About Us page.
Are you currently accepting submissions?
Yes! We are always looking for more stories about what it's like to exist at the intersection of these unique identities. (For "Tips on Writing a Narrative Essay," click here!) We are interested in all marginalized genders and orientations, in all aspects of the LGBTQIA+ spectrum. We're interested in trans stories, non-binary stories, bi stories, ace stories, femme stories, intersex stories. If you are a queer woman, if you're non-binary or trans, if you are ANY part of the LGBTQIA+ spectrum outside of cis gay male, if you are Mormon or ex Mormon, we are interested in your stories. We are interested in essays and poetry, art and photography. If you have an original creative work you think would be a good fit for our project, please message us through our submission page!