New magazine to launch with a queer mandate

Andrea June Routley is spearheading the launch of Plenitude Magazine, a bi-annual queer literary magazine.

  • Jul. 4, 2012 9:00 a.m.

Andrea June, left, and Auto Jansz at the Edelweiss Club in Victoria.

Back in Victoria, Andrea June Routley is spearheading the launch of Plenitude Magazine, a bi-annual queer literary magazine.

“Plenitude means a fullness, abundance, profusion, and this relates to part of the mandate,” says Routley. “Plenitude aims to complicate expressions of queerness through the publication of diverse, sophisticated literary writing, art and film, from the very subtle to the brash and unrelenting.”

The online magazine is currently accepting submissions of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, graphic narrative, film, art and more at (before July 15 for the 2012 issue) from both emerging and established LGBTQ writers.

“We define LGBTQ writing as that which is created by LGBTQ writers, not that which features ‘queer content’. If I were to start defining queer content, then I’d have to be defining queer experiences, sensibilities etc., and I believe that is something we are always in the process of discovering,” says Routley.

An advisory editorial board consists of John Barton (Malahat Review), Maureen Bradley (media artist, curator and educator), L. Chris Fox (English PhD, UVic), Sara Graefe (playwright, screenwriter and story editor), and Arleen Paré (Victoria Butler Book Prize winner).

Catch Pride and the Word,  Sat., July 7, at 7 p.m. at Ambrosia Conference Centre ($10 at the door) with Billeh Nickerson, Arleen Paré, Amber Dawn, and more.

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