Calling for submissions to an Australian-first intersex youth publication – YOUth & I

YOUth & I seeks to encourage young intersex people to share their own stories, short essays, reflections, poems, cartoons, drawings – really, anything that can be printed! We want to hear from intersex young people everywhere about their experiences, hopes, fears and dreams. The publication will be published online and in print.

As this project is supported by the ACT government Capital of Equality grants program, preference will be given to submissions from the Canberra region and Australia although submissions from everywhere are welcomed.

Why? Intersex voices are so rarely heard which is such a shame! Content that’s out there about intersex is often highly medicalised or focused on the need for advocacy or support (so necessary and important) but intersex people are also super interesting and creative – it’s time to showcase that!

Submission details

Authors will receive $50 for each published entry.

Submissions must be your own original work. Anonymous submissions or works to be published under pseudonyms are welcomed. Copyright will remain with the author although YOUth & I retains online and print publication rights in perpetuity.

We recommend submissions be no more than two pages in length however if you would like to make a longer submission please get in touch.

Submissions close 18 August 2019 but early submissions are encouraged. If you can’t get something in by this date but want to contribute, get in touch and we’ll see what we can do! Authors will be notified as soon as possible after the submission closing date as to whether their work will be published.

Submit your work to:

Please contact Steph Lum at if you have any questions.

Where and when will it be published?

YOUth & I will be printed and distributed around Canberra as well as published online by the end of the year.

About the editor

Steph Lum is an intersex advocate based in Canberra, Australia. Steph is co-chair of Intersex Human Rights Australia and a member of the ACT LGBTIQ+ Ministerial Advisory Council.

Thanks to the ACT government Capital of Equality grants program and to Intersex Human Rights Australia for supporting this project.