Submissions are now closed.
Upcoming Issue Release Dates
ONE: January 1st, 2019
TWO: April 1st, 2019
THREE: August 1st, 2019
FOUR: November 1st, 2019
FIVE: January 1st, 2020
2019 Open Reading Periods
Issue 2 reading period: Jan 8-Feb 28
Issue 3 reading period: April 8-June 30
Issue 4 reading period: Aug 8-Sept 31
Issue 5 reading period: October 8-November 30
Please familiarize yourself with our magazine before submitting. We are interested in publishing the work of emerging and established artists, alike. We are only looking for unpublished work or translations of pieces that are not already available in English. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but we do ask that you withdraw your piece promptly via email if it’s accepted elsewhere. We ask that you refrain from sending more than one submission per genre and wait until you receive a response before submitting again. At this time, we are unable to compensate contributors, but we will widely spread your work on social media & continue to root for you evermore.
Email your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org and title your document as the title of the piece or simply as the genre you’re submitting to (for example “Poetry Submission”). Please do not include your name or any identifying information in your document or the document’s title, as our readers and editors review submissions blind.
Attach your written work as .doc, .docx, or .pdf and, in the body of the email, please include a cover letter, artist bio, website/social media links, and your identifiers. We only publish work by people of color, those in the LGBTQIA+ community, and people with disabilities. We ask that if you don’t identify with at least one of these communities, do not submit your work. With that being said, please share how you identify in your cover letter, in the body of the email, so we can ensure that you are someone who lines up with our magazine.
We’re looking for art to stand alone, pair with our writing, and/or use as issue headers. Send us your paintings, drawings, photographs, illustrations, and more. Send no more than five at a time. Please attach each piece as a .JPEG file. We prefer high-res images (300 dpi/ppi or higher & at least 1800-pixel).
Send 1-6 poems at a time. Submit multiple poems in a single document, using page breaks and titles, so we know where each poem begins and ends. The total number of pages shouldn’t exceed 10 pages.
We accept micro-fiction and flash fiction. We don’t have a minimum word count, but we max out at 1,000 words. Submit up to three pieces at a time.
We love personal essays and, like our fiction specifications, don’t have a minimum word count. Keep them under 3,000(ish) words, though.
If you have any other questions, feel free to email us at email@example.com. Please wait three months from your submission date before querying about the status of your submission.