We seek to publish diverse voices, including works by writers who are people of color, queer, transgender, disabled, indigenous, international, and/or underrepresented in literary magazines.
We do not accept previously published work (this includes anywhere on the web). Simultaneous submissions are acceptable and encouraged, but please contact us immediately upon acceptance elsewhere. For fiction and nonfiction, you may submit twice per reading period unless otherwise solicited by editors, but please wait until you hear back from us before submitting again. For poetry, please submit only once per reading period unless solicited. If you have been published in our print or online journal, please wait at least one year from the time of publication to submit again. Please see specific genre requirements below before submitting.
We want quality fiction that deploys sharp detail, unique and complex characters, beautiful language, and a memorable voice. We want stories of literary quality and encourage fantastic, speculative, and weird literature. Most importantly, though, we want submissions that tell an interesting, engrossing story that lingers with the reader long after it ends. Send us your most imaginative and challenging writing in 4,000 words or less. Please submit only one story at a time.
We hope to receive poetry that challenges artifice and is formally innovative. Poetries informed by Found-Boundaries or through experiences of Hybridity, Mutation and Struggle are particularly prized. Send us textual alchemy uninhibited by anthropocentric impulse; send us fragments from your rhizome; send us byproducts of experiment & dangerous play… We accept between 1–5 poems per submission, no more than 10 pages total. Please submit no more than once per reading period.
We love being challenged and surprised, both in content and in form. We are looking for pieces that push us to see through a particular lens and experience otherwise underrepresented perspectives. We are especially drawn to pieces that challenge the boundaries of the genre, incorporate fictional and poetic elements, and make us question how "creative" nonfiction can be. As far as length, we prefer under 4,000 words.