Cosmonauts Avenue is an online literary magazine run by poc, queer and trans folks. We are dedicated to elevating and amplifying underrepresented voices. We are committed to providing a platform for folks who are marginalized in the literary community, including but not limited to people of color, trans and nonbinary people, members of the LGBTQIA community, and people with disabilities.
Cosmonauts Avenue was founded in 2015, and since then we have published hundreds of poets, writers, and artists, established and emerging, in English and in translation.
We publish poetry, fiction, nonfiction, visual art and more, and we accept submissions 365 days of the year. Submissions are free and always will be. This is one way we hope to remain accessible to all writers.
Unfortunately, we are unable to pay contributors at this time, but we strongly believe that writers and artists should be compensated for their words and work. Our team is working diligently to find sustainable ways to pay contributors in the future.