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Submission Guidelines

We accept submissions on a rolling basis. To submit, please email us directly with the subject line: Submission [GENRE-LAST NAME]. Please .pdf all written submissions, and do not include your name in the file.

We only consider unpublished pieces, and we only accept one submission at a time for each genre. Simultaneous submissions are okay—just let us know if your piece got accepted somewhere else. 

Essays: Our essays blend academic writing with elements of personal experience, journalism, and critical theory. We generally publish essays between 3k and 6k words, but we will read and publish anything we find compelling. Footnotes are a plus.

Creative Writing: We’re looking for all forms of creative writing – from sonnets to things more experimental. For the prose-esque submission, please limit your piece to no more than 7k words. Poets, we’ll read up to three poems, each on their own page.

Art: We are interested in visual art, 3D art, photography, and anything in between. Art submissions might be used as standalone pieces or as complementary pieces to some of our writing. Please submit hi-res images only.

Digital Content (online-only): For our web publication, we accept any of the above categories. We are also interested in pieces that thrive in the web medium. If your entry cannot be printed in a book, you're on the right track. "Radio" essays, audio interviews, or video art are all valid entries.

If you are interested in designing an issue of the magazine, please contact us directly.

 

Subject Matter

We always accept submissions on any subject matter. If you would like to submit to our features section (Meditations), please read the theme description below. Let us know in your email if you are interested in being considered for our featured section.

 

Meditations - features

Current Theme - Visions of the Future: 
Humans spend a lot of time and creative energy working toward or dreaming about what could be—the idea that there’s something better to come. Since the dawn of the Information Age, speculation of what the future of humanity would look like have fallen at both ends of the extreme, between utopia and dystopia. Dreams of leisure and democratic bliss have not quite come to fruition—stress and inequality have proven to be more successful. However, society continues to advance, and the growing global acceptance of previously shunned topics is proof of change. Should we expect the future to fulfill humanity's deepest desires, or will hope only produce further disappointment?

We’re interested in your visions of the future, be they dystopian, idealistic or something grayer.