Transnational Queer Underground

Transnational Queer Underground (TQU) is an online platform for people to discover, connect, and engage with creative queer people and activists around the world. Art, music, film, stories or activism, TQU believes that we’re all in this together and we can only grow strong if we support each other.For more information please visit:
The Wild Word

The Wild Word is an online arts/culture/politics magazine that loves creative people.
They are a forum for people with passion to showcase their work, to get their voices heard, to collaborate, to experiment, to create. They welcome submissions from writers, artists, photographers, painters, musicians, or for anyone with something to say, for all aspects of the magazine.
Their monthly fiction and poetry submissions are themed, but if you have something you think would be a good fit for them, you can submit it to them anytime at Or check out their submissions page to see more about what they’re looking for and how they’d like to get it:

Flying Books

Flying Books is a bookshop nestled inside three different businesses in downtown Toronto: art & gift store The Weekend Variety (1080 Queen Street W), The Good Neighbour Espresso Bar (678 Bloor St W), and The Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street W). Rotating selections include fiction, memoirs, graphic novels, science, or history – always choosily chosen.

The Flying Books School of Reading & Writing offers classes on criticism, journalism, fiction, memoir, poetry, writing for the Internet, and more — all taught by experienced writers and instructors, including Carl Wilson, Desmond Cole, Lynn Crosbie, Russell Smith, and more. The program manager of the school is writer Anna Fitzpatrick, and all classes meet at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto on Tuesday evenings.

The Reader Berlin

The Reader Berlin is a platform for writers of all nationalities, offering community, networking and author services.

Since 2011, They’ve been hosting creative writing workshops, seminars, literary events, and author get-togethers. Their tutors are award-winning authors and publishing professionals who offer expert insight, advice and encouragement to emerging writers. In the past few years, they’ve worked with hundreds of participants from all over the world, many of whom have gone on to publish work of their own.


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