Sky Island Journal is an independent, international, free-access literary journal; it is dedicated to discovering and publishing the finest original poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. The magazine publishes accomplished, well-established authors—side by side—with fresh, emerging voices. It strives to provide readers with a powerful, focused, advertising-free literary experience that transports them: one that challenges them intellectually and moves them emotionally.
Tips From the Editor
We want to be the first publication to give your writing a clean, powerful, international platform with a diverse readership. What are we looking for? We don’t want to limit our readers; therefore, we don’t want to limit you. We know quality work when we experience it. We don’t mean to be coy, but you need to know that we’re not interested in making your art conform to some preconceived aesthetic. We’re neither presumptuous enough, nor pretentious enough, to proclaim what “won’t fit” before we even try it on. Send us your best. We have over 150,000 readers in 150 countries, and they are hungry for the best new writing.