There are presently no open calls for submissions.
We publish one issue annually in late spring. We open for submissions starting Oct. 8, 2019 and close on February 15, 2020, allowing for a print production date in early May.
We strive to have a collection of literature and art designed and written with purpose and demonstrating passion for the work. We are open to unconventional work, while still appreciating the traditional. We strive for a collection that is inclusive of diverse identities, perspectives, and crafts. We encourage new voices, but accept work from established artists and writers as well.
Please upload one prose piece, up to five pages of poems, or up to five artworks per submission. Include a short bio with your submission. Simultaneous submissions are allowed. If your submission is not accepted, you may then send a second submission for our review, but otherwise please do not send multiple submissions within one genre. If you submit in more than one genre, please include that information in your cover letter. The title of your submission should be the title(s) of your piece(s). Submissions that fail to follow the guidelines will not receive the same careful attention that is given to correctly submitted work.
We hope to include a themed dossier in Issue 5, responding to our current times. Beginning in March 2020, we have learned to live in a way that we have never lived before in our lives. We feel isolated emotionally and socially, and maybe we already felt that way before the pandemic. At the same time, there are so many things that we are waking up to now, though our awakening is long overdue: the corrupt justice system, the need for police reform, the need for reform across our government. Respond to the theme in any way that makes sense to you, but please identify the genre of your submission and follow the guidelines for that genre though you submit your work in this category.
Contributors will receive one free copy of the online issue.
Prose (Fiction/Nonfiction/Experimental) can be no longer that 5,000 words. We welcome flash fiction, which we define as anything less than 1,000 words.
Poetry submissions should be no longer than 5 pages.
Visual Arts submissions are open to all mediums (including sculpture), but no more than 5 pieces. Please submit images as jpeg or tif, 300dpi).
Please do not send novels, novellas, or complete collections.
We will not consider previously published work.
Submissions open November 1, 2020 at 12:00AM and close February 28, 2021at 11:59PM.
If your work is selected, we ask for First North American Serial PRINT and ELECTRONIC Rights for publication.
We look forward to reading your work!