Sky Island Journal

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
Representative Authors: 
Sera Gamble, Lorrie Ness, Shannon Huffman Polson, B.J. Hollars, Ifeoma Nnewuihe, Maryam Ghouth, Nicholas Trandahl, Kari Gunter-Seymour, Stuti Sinha, Archisha Moudgil, J.L. Shively, Lalini Shanela Ranaraja, Chad V. Broughman, Julie Weiss, Nadine Klassen, Nikki Ummel, Vincent Rendoni, Christian Knoeller, Adeline J. Wells, Linda Hegland, M.B. McLatchey, Katie J. Douglas, Jose Oseguera, Amy Marques
Online, Digital
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: 
No payment
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
Subscription Price: 
Greater than 10,000

Editorial Focus

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.

Contact Information

Jason Splichal, Cofounder and Coeditor
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Last updated: Feb 20, 2024