Submissions are open until March 20th. Our theme for issue 3 is “New Beginnings.” Please read our mission statement for more information on our theme.

We accept simultaneous and pre-published submissions, but please let us know if your piece falls into either category. On all submissions, please include your name or a pseudonym and an email address.

Poetry:

Please limit the submission to no more than 3 pieces, each piece being no longer than 2 pages and each poem starting on its own page. If unique formatting, such as font, spacing, etc. is part of the poem, leave it as it. If formatting does not contribute or affect the poem, then submit the poems in 12 point, double spaced, legible font. All poems must be submitted in .docx or .pdf format.

Visual Art:

Please limit the submissions to no more than 3 pieces per submission, with each piece in its own document. Visual art has the most room to deviate from our intended topic while still being able to fall under our theme. All visual art must be submitted as a .pdf.

Experimental/Non-categorical:

Please limit experimental works to up to 4 pieces per submission. There is no length limit, since some of these may not fit what we traditionally think of as a “page.”  Can a crossword puzzle show us new intersections between identities? Does certain composed music prompt new understandings of culture? What would a map of compromise look like? How would a choose-your-own adventure game encourage exploration? Visuals must be submitted in .docx or .pdf format. If your piece does not work in a .docx or .pdf, or you are otherwise unsure about how to submit your piece, contact us by March 5th and we will direct you. 

Fiction:

Please limit fiction submissions to 6 pages, or 2,000 words, and no more than 3 pieces per fiction submission. Excerpts from longer narratives must be readable as stand-alone pieces.  Fiction is an opportunity for you to get creative in lessons you have learned before, to fill in the gaps that you find in literature, immerse yourself in a world of your own creation. The work must be submitted in .docx or .pdf format, 12 point double spaced, legible font.

Non-fiction:

Please limit non-fiction submissions to 8 pages, or under 3,700 words, and no more than 3 pieces per non-fiction submission. Excerpts from longer narratives must be readable as stand-alone pieces. Nonfiction should be creative and have some semblance of narrative. Heavily researched works are a big plus, but our main interest is in the story. Facts should be checked and double-checked. The work must be submitted in .docx or .pdf format, 12 point double spaced, legible font