Submissions are open July-October and January-April. We publish poetry, essays, images, multimedia, hybrid, cross-, multi-, and post-genre work annually in December and June. We also hold an annual summer chapbook contest judged by the editorial board.
We are interested in work that does not sit comfortably inside genre labels—work that bends or pushes against traditional limitations; work that mixes, blends, and steps outside of the normal bounds.
The best way to understand what we're looking for is to read our Special Feature: Hybrid Forms & the Post-Genre Approach.
- Submit your work as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file and title the document with your name.
- You may submit 3-5 shorter pieces or 1 longer piece, max. length 15 pages. Include all pieces in one document.
- For visual work, title the file with your name and upload as a .jpg or .pdf. For video pieces, attach a link and/or embed code.
- If your submission does not fit into the categorical boundaries of "word" or "image" and there's no way to put it through Submittable, query us. We'd like to experiment with you.
- Attach a brief cover letter including a bio.
- Simultaneous submissions are fine; we ask that you let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere.
- If you have already been published by us, please wait one year before submitting again to a regular issue. Past contributors are strongly encouraged to submit to Letterboxes and Windowframes.
- We acquire first rights (which revert back to you upon publication) and request acknowledgement in subsequent publications.