Hello & Thanks!

The response to LMLMB‘s first issue has been amazing. One reader said: “Brilliant, inspired, & much-needed in the world we live in. There need to be more publications like this.” We’ll take it. 🙂

We welcome feedback (including constructive criticism!) from those who read the zine, and we’d love to hear from you.

If you’re a writer of essays, poetry, or fiction in which body image figures, please keep in mind that our second reading period opens on May 10 and runs until September 10. For the first issue, we accepted work all through the reading period, and replied to most within 6 weeks. We plan to do the same for our second issue.

We’re also seeking artwork for our interior and cover—black and white work is best for us (or color work that will read well in B&W). High contrast work looks best, be it a drawing, photo, print, or painting. (See the sub guidelines for more info.)

LMLMB is a yearly publication. We are primarily interested in creative nonfiction and the personal experience, but do consider fiction with a strong voice and sense of place. We favor lyrical language and evocative image. We consider works all along the identity spectrum, and are a queer-age-body-HAES-friendly, humanist sort of publication produced by Porkbelly Press in Cincinnati, OH.

No hate speech, please.