Submissions for our print journal are now OPEN from May 1 - October 15. The theme for Issue #24 is Patterns

We’re hoping to read formal poetry and fractals, essays that help us see when our individual and collective patterns aren’t serving us well anymore, how to resist, how to envision new conventions, prose with both ornament and design, & all kinds of writing that cracks expectations. In this election year, what patterns will we set, and what will we disrupt?

Guest Editors TBA. 

PROSE (Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, & YA & Children’s Literature): Please submit a double-spaced manuscript of up to 8,000 words.

POETRY: Please submit no more than five poems (all in one file).

We only consider work that has not been previously published in print or online—personal websites and social media platforms do count as previous publication.

Please see our General Guidelines for information about how to submit!



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Issue 23: Silence & Power is guest edited by Natalie Scenters-Zapico, James Scott, and Yamile S. Méndez. It has been designed beautifully by Dana Lyons and feautures new work from Michael Martone, Paul Tran, Rosebud Ben-Oni, W. Todd Kaneko, Tiphanie Yanique, Rita Banerjee, and more.  

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