If you’re a 2SLGBTQ+ youth artist from Peel and Halton regions, we’ve got an opportunity for you! YouthOrganize is thrilled to share our Call for Submissions for our first ever Anthology project.

About the Anthology 

The main thematic focus of YouthOrganize’s anthology is the exploration of self-discovery, centering on the journey of personal growth. The anthology delves into the intricate and often transformative experiences and processes of understanding one’s identity. Through the lens of youth voices, it highlights the unique experiences of 2SLGBTQ+ Youth in Peel and Halton regions as they embark on their paths of self-acceptance and growth. This collection invites artists and readers to reflect on journeys of the self and the many ways in which we discover the pieces of identity that make up who we are. 

How to Contribute 

  1. Review Submission Guidelines (click here) including information about file formats and theme.
  2. Fill out the Submission Form (click here) in its entirety. Make sure to upload your artwork files to the OneDrive (linked in the Submission Form)! 
  3. Now we wait. Submissions will close on November 19th and you can expect to hear back from us by November 24th.  

We offer a $150 honourarium for submissions we select. Please make sure to also check your spam/junk folders. If you have any questions about the submission process or require any access support to complete your submission, feel free to reach out to Cameo or Rabia, YouthOrganize Coordinators, by email at and we’ll be happy to assist you. Feel free to share this opportunity with anyone you believe might be interested!

Anthology Q&A

What is an anthology?

An Anthology is typically a collection of writing. YouthOrganize is creating a multi-media Anthology to feature various art forms!

What mediums are acceptable?

Any and all types of art, such as paintings, poetry, improv, lyrics, sculptures and more! Please review our guidelines for mediums and file types.

Who can submit art?

We are prioritizing submissions from 2SLGBTQ+ youth (12-29) from Peel and Halton regions, but any 2SLGBTQ+ youth in Ontario may submit.

YouthOrganize (YO) brings together 2SLGBTQ+ youth within Peel, Halton, and surrounding regions to host 2SLGBTQ+ programming, strengthen leadership skills, and build community.

Led by a Youth Advisory Committee (YAC), and LGBT YouthLine staff, YouthOrganize will host an arts-based workshop series and drop-in/event spaces that are open to all 2SLGBTQ+ youth throughout the Peel and Halton regions.

Throughout all programming, we will be working towards the development of an anthology comprised of a collection of creative pieces (e.g., art, poetry, photographs, short stories) from 2SLGBTQ+ youth! The Anthology will include the history of community organizing in Peel and Halton, archival work, and other emerging themes.  

Are you a 2SLGBTQ+ youth living in Peel or Halton regions, and want to get involved? Follow LGBT YouthLine on social media for the latest updates, and don’t forget to sign up for the YouthLine newsletter!  

Questions? Reach out to:  

Funding provided by: the Government of Ontario