While we more than welcome submissions on any theme and subject, here are a few ideas in case you feel stuck. Please remember, there is no compulsion to follow these.

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Our voices are done being passive. Over the course of the next few months, we are accepting art and writing detailing your experiences in or with the LGBTQ+ community. 

- All creations that are not explicit in any manner are accepted.

- No plagiarism of any sort will be permitted.

- We always welcome help with the compilation of the final magazine! DM us if you are interested!

More prompts

But alas, it was fiction

The best story from your childhood

The only community that made you feel accepted

The one thing you wish you could make a career of.

The memory you wish you could erase

The stereotype you are tired of fighting.

The one wish you know will go unfulfilled. 

the one song that is on repeat and the story behind it.

The book that left you feeling hollow

The fantasy that has the potential to change the world.

The thing about the person in the mirror you wish you could change.

The person you used to be

The first poem you could never read out loud.

The first love that remains a fantasy. 

The teacher who changed you,  for better or worse.

The way you hope to be remembered someday 

The experience you constantly think about

Inspired already? Check out the submission guidelines before you start writing.

Office of Dead Letters Is an attempt to bring out the hush-hush and under-the-mattress topics that social convention dictates we never accept. It is an attempt to realize and accept things about ourselves we've been conditioned to confine. At ODL, take back what is yours and claim your story.


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