Provocateur Literary Magazine is a project developed from Askold Melnyczuk's (of AGNI fame) Literary Editing and Publishing Class. Provocateur aims to shed light on LGBTQ writers. Although the world is beginning to catch up on equality, not everyone is ready to publish stories or poems about society’s “new normal.” The journal will not discriminate between gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or queer. The aim is to highlight and celebrate the talent of a marginalized community. Provocateur aspires to be a place where writers and artists feel comfortable sharing works about love, lust, passion, sex or everyday life and not bow down to censorship on grounds of difference or unconventionality.