Ignota Magazine

from The Ignota Media Corporation


Ignota Magazine is an all-LGBTQ literary and cultural journal dedicated to excavating, exploring, and expanding the distinctiveness of the queer artistic voice. We publish fiction, nonfiction, poetry, visual art, music, video, digital interactive content, and anything else imaginable and unimagined from emerging and established queer creators, with an especial eye towards pushing the boundaries of the digital medium. We accept and review submissions year-round; you can find our pitch form here.

We publish quarterly, in three month-long tranches throughout the quarter. Comments on our pieces are currently not permitted; however, engaged readers are encouraged to send Letters to the Editor.

Ignota is the first publishing experiment of The Ignota Media Corporation, a new-media publishing startup working to amplify voices traditionally unheard in the industry.

For more information, please visit our homepage or send us a note.


Ryka Aoki


Ryka is the author of Seasonal Velocities, He Mele a Hilo (A Hilo Song), and Why Dust Shall Never Settle Upon This Soul. She has been honored by the California State Senate for her “extraordinary commitment to free speech and artistic expression, as well as the visibility and well-being of Transgender people.” She has MFA in Creative Writing from Cornell University and is the recipient of a University Award from the Academy of American Poets. She is a professor of English at Santa Monica College.

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merritt k


merritt is a writer and podcaster. Her first book, Videogames for Humans, is an exploration of contemporary interactive fiction and was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award for Best LGBT Anthology. She hosts the podcasts Woodland Secrets and dadfeelings, and can be found on Twitter at @merrittk.

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Daniel Shannon


Daniel is a writer and web developer living and working in New York City. He previously served as editor of qu.ee/r Magazine and contributing nonfiction editor of Stockyard, and was selected as a 2016 Emerging LGBTQ Voice in Nonfiction by Lambda Literary. He apologizes in advance for his tweets as @phyllisstein.

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Special Thanks

The editoriat would like to thank John Leavitt for his work on the magazine’s identity design.