Azure: A Journal of Literary Thought

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online, Digital, Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 
4 issues (online); 1 volume (print - collection of pieces from quarterly, plus bonus works)
Issue Price: 
Online (free); print ($20)
1,000 to 2,500

Editorial Focus

Azure publishes work that is linguistically, intellectually, and emotionally demanding of its reader. It seeks pieces that increase in complexity upon each visitation and exhibit a density worthy of scholarly or artistic study. AZURE's aesthetic tends towards ornate, cerebral, and voluptuous prose/poetry executed with thematic intent. Experimental, craft-driven works and pieces written in distinctly Victorian/Modernist styles can be found within these pages.

Tips From the Editor

We accept literary fiction, novel excerpts, creative non-fiction, screenplays, stageplays, fragments, meanderings, philosophy and poetry.  We are not concerned with genre distinctions; we want only for it to be thoughtful, intelligent, and beautiful. All writers tend to develop a scrap heap of brilliant writing - sharp dialogue that has been cut in service of a plot, a philosophical tirade that can't quite be couched in a narrative, a stunning imagistic landscape of linguistic pyrotechnics that deserves an audience... literary beauty that cannot necessarily be expressed in more than bursts and fragments. 

Contact Information

Sakina Fakhri, Editor
104 Adelphi St
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Last updated: Mar 24, 2023