Are you interested in adding a new voice to the Empty Closet?

How to Submit

The Empty Closet (EC) is published monthly, 11 times a year. We serve the greater Rochester, Buffalo, and Syracuse, NY LGBTQ+ and allied communities with an engaged readership of 20,000 followers.

As we begin to reimagine 2021 publication of the Empty Closet, we invite members of the Community to collaborate with us by submitting artwork, written pieces or photography for future issues. Check this space for more information on the submission process in the very near future.

January Issue:
Content Deadline: 12/9/19
Theme: New Year’s Resolutions
Agency Resolution, [Moulin Rouge Cover]

February Issue:
Content Deadline: 1/9/20
Theme: African-American History Month
Valentines Day, National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March Issue:
Content Deadline: 2/9/20
Theme: National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Transgender Visibility

April Issue:
Content Deadline: 3/9/20
Theme: LGBTQ+ Youth Today, Yesterday & Tomorrow
Poetry Month, Sexual Assault Awareness, LGBTQ+ Deaf Awareness

May Issue:
Content Deadline: 4/9/20
Theme: LGBTQ+ Business Month / Asian Pacific Heritage

June Issue:
Content Deadline: 5/9/20
Theme: Pride Month / Pulse Memorial

February Issue:
Content Deadline: 1/11/19
Theme: Celebrating LGBTQ+ People of Color
(AA History Month /  VDAY / LGBTQ+ History Month / Heart Health Month)

March Issue:
Content Deadline: 2/8/19
Theme: Transgender Visibility
(National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day)

April Issue:
Content Deadline: 3/8/19
Theme: LGBTQ+ Youth
(Day of Silence, Sexual Assault Awareness / Youth HIV/AIDS AWARENESS / Poetry Month)

May Issue:
Content Deadline: 4/8/19
Theme: LGBTQ+ Around the Nation & Around the World
(International Day Against Homophobia)

June Issue:
Content Deadline: 5/6/19
Theme: Pride Month / Stonewall Anniversary / Pulse Memorial

July Issue:
Content Deadline: 6/7/19
Theme: ROC Pride Preview

August Issue:
Content Deadline: 7/9/19
Theme: ROC Pride Review / Black Pride Preview

September Issue:
Content Deadline: 8/9/19
Theme: Bi-Sexuality Awareness
(Sexual Health Awareness / Suicide Prevention Month)

October Issue:
Content Deadline: 9/9/19
Theme: National Coming Out Day
(InterSex Awareness / Domestic Violence Awareness)

November Issue:
Content Deadline:10/10/19
Theme: Transgender Day of Remembrance / Trans Awareness Week / Trans parent /Holidays

December Issue:
Content Deadline: 11/8/19
Theme: Holidays / World Aids Day

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