Catflap #4 Submissions

Deadline 29th July 2024

Submissions are now open for the 4th edition of catflap, Outburst’s acclaimed annual publication of smart new queer writing with a disco heart.

catflapis a space queer thinking beyond the academic, where pop culture meets queer ideas and tenderness is as revolutionary as rage.

catflap loves exciting, sharp, bold,  daring queer commentary and poetry; send your queer essays, curious critiques, and personal provocations that ask vital and beautifully dangerous questions.

catflap #4 is edited by poet Mícheál McCann and will be launched with a special event as part of Outburst Queer Arts Festival 2024, November 15th-23rd.

Issues #2 and  #3 are now available in indie bookshops, online via our website shop and distributed internationally by Public Knowledge Books


1. Essays of up to 5,000 words

2. Two or three poems (maximum)

All submissions must be the original work of the author and not previously published elsewhere in part or in full, in printed or in digital format. Intellectual property of the work will remain with the writer, however Outburst reserves the right to be the sole publisher of the work for a minimum of one year from the date of publication.

All selected contributors will receive a fee.

Email your work in Word or PDF format only to with the email subject line CATFLAP SUBMISSION 2024

Deadline for submissions is 12 midday on Monday 29th July 2024

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