Blueprint Magazine Pride Project 2020

With everything going on right now and with the cancellation of parades,
this world needs all the Pride we can get. We are looking for written submissions and artwork.

For artwork, we are accepting drawings, paintings, graphic art,
photography, you name it!

The colour schemes are all the colours of the rainbow: red, orange,
yellow, green, blue, indigo, purple, and anything else bright, bold, and mutli-coloured like a rainbow! Feel
free to send as many pieces as you like, as we need at least one piece for every colour of the rainbow.

For written submissions, any genre is appropriate, poetry, prose,
personal essays, coming out stories, stories of support from allies, etc. Also, we are adjusting out content!
Our office is currently closed as all team members are taking part in the global isolation effort, so all
submissions will be posted online on our website, and on social media.

As always, thank you to everyone. Please send all submissions to submissions@blueprintmagazine.ca

RED

The words emerge cold and calculating, like strikes in the wars
fought by the man before her. But then it’s done and the tulips
whistle out the tune of the world that also
caresses the blush-powdered face.

Harrison
Edgar

...
Kiara Yllescas

Being
Halfway Out: Why
I Don’t Put a Label On It

Anonymous

...
Desiree Streef

ORANGE

Today we
all wish that she’d won
For America is weighed down by a ton.
With investigations aplenty
Hell, I think they’re more than twenty,
While rainbows are torn apart by guns.

Harrison
Edgar

...
Kyle Quilatan

I march
with the
children of
the stars,
The dreamers,
With the flowerchilds
And unicorns
And with all the colours of the rainbow.

@ANDIANDCO

...
Daniel Steele

YELLOW

I’m
yellow like a lemon,
Sour with moisture being crushed out
Because she’s out with him again,
And I think I’m going to be sick.

Harrison
Edgar

...
Naomi Ramos

Then
you press the pads
of your fingers to mine,
electric, sharp
and warm.

Jashwini
Asokan

...
Jashwini Asokan

GREEN

She loved the cold touch of her dog’s nose against her
cheek
,
the feeling of fresh, brilliantly green grass beneath
her feet
the sound of her baby brother babbling and giggling
.

Ashley Di
Perna

...
Isabella Andrade

BLUE

Staring at the two locked doors in front of me, I
feel a bead of sweat developing on my temple.
.

Amichai
Abraham

...
Naomi Ramos

PURPLE

He is not Cameron, calm and calculating cashier
Working to support his aging mother
But Cam, calm as ever but seeking no identifier,
Together with another that they love.

.

Harrison
Edgar

...
Kyle Quilatan
...
Kiara Yllescas

RAINBOW

What Does Love Look Like?

Rachel
Panico

...
Desiree Streef
...
Kiara Yllescas

Strawberries dipped in chocolate,
Candied apples.

Jashwini
Asokan

...
Sandhya Vikram