BLOOM is a publication of Arts in Bloom Project, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to queer artists, writers, and audiences. BLOOM was founded to support the work of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered writers and artists and to foster the appreciation of queer literature and creation.

: Charles Flowers
Poetry Editor: Aaron Smith
Fiction Editor: Wesley Gibson
Art Editor: Micah Lexier

Advisory Board

Dorothy Allison
Carol Anshaw
Quang Bao
Christopher Bram
Michael Denneny
Mark Doty
Joan Larkin
Barbara Smith
Edmund White


BLOOM does not discriminate against the imagination. Gardeners must identify as Queer (LGBT), but the flora of their labor need not serve any pre-conceived notion of beauty. Peonies, sweet williams, ragweed, and gladiolas–every shade & shape of blossom–are all welcome. Let the garden grow.


BLOOM is not currently accepting submissions.

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