Grief can cause us to tumble out of the world and into nonspace, a place apart. Grief is greater than time; it disrupts the clock and sews closed past and present. The force of it can hold you down in bed then press until you kneel on the floor and weep. It’s a power that reshapes and remakes.
The prompt for our next issue is not to define grief, but instead to shed light on what comes of it. How have you transformed through what was taken? How have the bonds of the ordinary fallen away to reveal what’s possible, what’s new? Who are you flooded, unmoored, swept clean under the wings of grief?
Send us your polished fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and art by February 14, 2022.
WHAT ARE YOUR GENERAL GUIDELINES?
In general we accept the following:
Flash Fiction: 1,500 words or fewer
Fiction & Creative Non-Fiction: 10 Pages or fewer (no novels, or novellas, please)
Poetry: five poems or fewer
Graphic Literature: 10 Pages or fewer
Art: no more than 3 images per submission, in universally accessible files only (JPG, TIF, PNG, and GIF)
Lit: we accept .doc/.docx/google docs
HOW MANY GENRES CAN I SUBMIT?
We will only accept one genre per submission and one submission per issue.
DO YOU ACCEPT PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED WORKS?
No, we only accept unpublished materials. If you submit something to us and it is accepted for publication elsewhere before we can get back to you, please let us know.
HOW LONG SHOULD MY BIO BE?
Your bio should be no more than 150 words and include specifics about your and your writing process/career.
HOW OFTEN DO YOUR ISSUES COME OUT?
We try to publish 3x per year!
IS THERE ANYTHING I SHOULDN'T SUBMIT?
While we welcome your most authentic voice and your truest expression, especially when dealing with trauma, violence, and uncomfortable topics, we will not publish works that are exploitative in any way and that we feel will create a harmful experience for our readers.