warning lines literary was born in April 2021, with the aspiration to become a space for the voices of those of us traditionally excluded within the publishing world, society, and history. More specificallly, warning lines aims to publish and uplift the voices of queer, trans, and neurodivergent folks— and especially QTPOC, neurodivergent POC, and those of us multiply marginalized.
“This world wasn’t made for me” is a sentence many of us have thought numerous times. The truth is that no matter how much one wants to disbelieve it, our current world upholds oppressive norms, and those norms lead to the marginalization of those who cannot or will not conform to them. warning lines literary's sole purpose is to add to the ever-growing corner of the universe in which people like us can express ourselves as we are.
If this world was not built for us, then let our art act as warning lines emblazoned across the sky— as promises that we are here, that we always have been, and that we aren’t going anywhere.
We are trans, nonbinary, Latine, disabled, and immigrant-run. We are Satanist-adjacent, in the sense that we aim to disrupt and to defy— to tear down the world and build a new one within our pages. We publish poetry, fiction, non-fiction, & visual art from traditionally underrepresented and marginalized creators 2-3 times per year. See our submission calls and guidelines here.
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For 2022, our Spring theme is OTHERWORLDS!
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charlie d'aniello trigueros, founder & editor-in-chief
Charlie D’Aniello Trigueros (he/they) is a queer and trans Costa Rican-Dominican author, editor, and self-proclaimed malcontent. He is the editor-in-chief of warning lines literary and author of BETWEEN DEATH & FLIGHT (2022), PLACES (forthcoming 2022, Gutslut Press), and more. Among his hobbies are reading, arguing, and being an utterly incomprehensible person. His work has appeared in Wrongdoing Magazine, perhappened, the winnow, The NoSleep Podcast, and others. Find him on twitter @beelzebadger.