We are looking for original literary work of the highest quality, surprising and affecting work that achieves a golden mean between melodrama and mundanity, works where form lives up to content. We publish both fresh and experienced voices. We welcome submissions by authors from all walks of life. We encourage writers from under-represented groups. We do place a special emphasis on writers or work connected, one way or another, to the American Midwest. We are always on lookout for vibrant visual art.
A full read of our genre-specific guidelines is always appreciated. Please do write stories that matter. Please do go beyond elaborate anecdotes in your CNF. Please do surprise us with the form, diction, manner, or subject of your poetry. Please do create safety. Please do create danger.