All Accounts and Mixture

A Celebration of LGBTQ Writers & Artists

Taken from Gertrude Stein’s Tender Buttons, and the poem “Rooms,” our series title appears in the line: “Cadences, real cadences, real cadences and a quiet color. Careful and curved, cake and sober, all accounts and mixture, a guess at anything is righteous, should there be a call there would be a voice.”

CutBank Online is delighted to announce the unveiling of the 2018 All Accounts and Mixture winners. Check back here as we post a new piece of prose or poetry weekly.

All Accounts and Mixture 2018-2019 featuring:

Poetry by:

Elizabeth Theriot

Prose by:

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Jennifer Tubbs

Krista Ahlberg

Sionnain Buckley

Sarah Capdeville

Lance Garland

Thank you so much to all our featured authors, and a grateful hat tip to all those fine submissions we simply couldn't squeeze in. So much excellent work to choose from is a great problem to have!

The 2020 submission window opens June 1 and runs through July 1. Poetry, prose, visual art, reviews and interviews will all be considered, so get your work ready. We can't wait to see what you have for us.

Submission Guidelines:

We welcome all breeds of creative hybrid and collaboration. For this series, we seek work from writers who self-identify as “queer,” while acknowledging that this designation is subjective and highly personal. We believe the term “queer” connotes flexibility--we will not police your identity.

That said, our goal is to provide a forum for writers whose voices might be mis- or underrepresented by the literary mainstream, and we ask that contributors respectfully acknowledge this objective. Submitted content need not be LGBTQ-specific. Work must be previously unpublished. We will accept simultaneous submissions with timely notification. Allies are encouraged to contribute reviews of poetry and prose by queer authors from books contemporary to historic. We are also seeking provocative interviews with queer writers and artists.

Visit our Submittable page to send us your work!


Please submit up to 7 poems.


Please submit up to 5,000 words of prose, fiction, or creative nonfiction.

Visual Art:

Please submit up to 10 pieces of visual art. Please submit your work in JPEG format with at least a 300 dpi. Feel free to also link to your portfolio online if there are multiple pieces for consideration.