If you’re thinking “Wow, they’re open for submissions already? The fall issue just came out!” Then you would be right. We’re thinking the same thing. But such is the life of a journal, and we can’t wait to start reading submissions for issue 3.1, which is un-themed and will come out in spring 2020. That’s right—2020!
To get your creative juices flowing and give you at least a little bit of insight into what we are looking for, each of the editors has shared a quick summary below of what they hope to read in submissions for issue 3.1!
I’m looking for creative and gripping tales that will haunt the confines of my thoughts.
We are trying something different for art! For this next issue, there will not be an art section, but instead you can submit your art to be featured on our front and back cover! Any type of art can be submitted, though truly unique pieces that play with colors and shock us with how beautiful this world can be, and what people can create, is what will get you accepted.
True stories work when two things happen: they keep you wondering how the story is going to end and they make you think or feel (or both.) I want to read stories that have both of these things and that keep my attention to the end, spark my sense of wondering if the tale is real, and strike a place of sympathy—let me know how much the story wants me to care. Bring on the truth!
With any un-themed issue, I’m never quite sure what I’m looking for. With un-themed editions there really are no rules, which is what makes them exciting. As always, I’m looking for work that is exciting to read. Work that twists and turns as I read each word, and work that plays with the absurdity that language can be. Give me your crazy poems, your somber poems, your sappy love poems, but make sure that there’s something unexpected contained within the lines on the page.
We hope this helps get you started—we can’t wait to read what you submit. Happy writing!