We want your fiction, poetry, art, criticism—you name it—that pushes against complacent taxonomies and finds itself well off the beaten path. We define ourselves as an “isthmus,” a space of crossings and connectivity, between histories, articulations, media—making of these frontiers a site of play and revitalization.
We aim to encourage conversations by amplifying diverse perspectives. We appreciate authors who illuminate unconventional and unnoticed aspects of existence, and we endeavor to connect them with eager, receptive readers. We uplift the unusual and the overlooked, the complex and the hybrid. We insist on being heard.
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Infection House is an online journal of COVID-19 and its real-time effects on the world around us. It’s a platform for artists and writers, trained or untrained, to share their experiences of this world-historical event.
Infection House gives readers the option to donate to our contributors directly.
Infection House covers the pandemic’s effects through poetry, journalism, narrative, art, and photography. If any of those genres appeal to you, please get in touch.
We accept poetry, stories, journalism, photography, and visual art.
Specific topics we want to include:
- voices/experiences from countries outside the USA
- self-care and mental health during crisis & quarantine
- low-budget DIY guides (think Whole Earth Catalogue)
- the changing role of the internet in daily life
- ecology, climate change, the natural world
- hustles/informal economies post-“gig economy”
- cyberpunk/tech futures
- experiences from within hospitals
- researched, informative articles/tutorials for quarantine success
Started in 2016, The Wire’s Dream is a semi-annual magazine that values your story, your life perspective, and your worldview. An extension of The Black Lion Journal, The Wire’s Dream features creative work in Fiction, Poetry, Art, Creative Nonfiction, Photography, and Combined Work.
Genuine stories, differing worldviews, contemporary voices.
Permafrost, the farthest north literary journal for writing and the arts, publishes original work in all genres, including fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and hybrid. We publish two issues annually, one print and one online. Our journal also includes interviews with prominent authors, original artwork, and reviews. Permafrost is affiliated with the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the UAF MFA Program.
Canary is a magazine of poetry, fiction, and essays, which address the environmental crisis with its heartbreaking loss of habitat and species. We are based on the premise that the literary arts can provide an understanding that humans are part of an integrated system.
Previously published works are fine. Please include attribution. Please read the current issue before submitting.
In this age of information overload, Appalachian Review strives to be a literary sanctuary for the finest contemporary writing and visual art that we can find. Formerly known as Appalachian Heritage, each quarterly issue showcases the work of emerging and established writers throughout Appalachia and beyond, offering readers literature that is thoughtful, innovative, and revelatory. Appalachian Review considers previously unpublished fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, writing for young adults, craft essays, book reviews, and visual art.
Lyric essays. Some hybrid/experimental. Some creative nonfiction.
Occasional themed issues, usually in the summer.
Please check our guidelines for specifics. We have rolling submission dates.
We especially enjoy lyricism, realism, the light breaking through the darkness. Beautiful prose poetry is sought.
Founded in 2000, Empty Mirror publishes new work every Friday. Each issue typically includes one or two poetry features along with a personal essay and a book review or critical essay.