Aurora Journal

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction
Reading Periods: 
Dec 20 to Jan 25
Feb 20 to Mar 25
Sep 20 to Nov 15
Temporarily closed to submissions
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Issues per Year: 
1,000 to 2,500

Editorial Focus

The Aurora Journal publishes surrealistic poetry and prose that is ethereal, dreamy, and explores the dangerous limits of surrealism. Regardless of age, experience, or any other defining factor, the journal considers all writers. The editors encourage submissions from LGBTQ+, BIPOC, women, non-binary, trans people, disabled folks, and other intersecting marginalized writers. This is a platform for writers to break the mold of who gets to be “acclaimed” in the literary world.

Tips From the Editor

The Aurora Journal looks for writing that is surreal, ethereal, mystical, and explores the dangerous limits of surrealism. We want to see poets who understand the vision we have for the Journal. If you have a piece resembling anything from a fever dream, nonsensical yet profound musings, to love letters addressed to no one, send them in. We’d love to see it.

Contact Information

Sophie Chiang, Founder and Editor in Chief
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Last updated: Jan 25, 2024