Are you a Xicanx? Have you ever had a supernatural experience? Share your spooky story with us for our Hombre Lobo book series coming out in October 2020.
1,500 words max.
Go to the Hombre Lobo page for the submission form.
Closed to general submissions. We will reopen in the fall.
We accept poetry, prose, and art, and aim to publish the best of each genre. We look for subversive and bold voices; thought-provoking pieces that seek to illuminate a truth for the reader. We are proud to publish never before published, emerging, and established writers/poets/artists. We enjoy reading and printing both English and Spanish language pieces.
Please do not submit more than once per submission period unless the editor requests to see more work. Also note that you cannot be published twice in a row (unless it's nonfiction).
Note: We prioritize works by Black and people of color artists, writers, and poets. We do not accept work that sustains the traditional white literary Western canon that has continuously ignored and poised itself as an authority over the voices of the oppressed. We do not give a voice to stories from the perspectives of cisgender, heterosexual, white, upper-class males that continue this tradition. We also do not give a voice to feminist works that only consider white female perspectives.
No more than 1-5 poems in one document (not in separate files)
1 short story at 3,000 words maximum
No more than 3-5 pieces in one document (not in separate files)
1 piece at 3,000 words maximum
Please include the following in the subject header: “Full Name” and “Submission Type.”
Including a short bio (30-50 words) is optional. Social media links accepted.
Any of the following formats will be accepted (No ZIP files accepted):
Where to submit:
send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Issue 10 Deadline:
CLOSED TO SUBMISSIONS AS OF MARCH 4, 2020
Previously Published Work
We do not accept previously published work.
Acceptance grants us non-exclusive North American Serial Rights in print and digital format. This means we do not own anyone’s work, therefore the author may republish the work elsewhere after publication.
Please expect a response time of 1-3 months. Feel free to check with us after the 3-month mark. We are a volunteer-based journal; your patience is appreciated.
Contributors receive a digital copy of the issue. Contributors in the Los Angeles area receive a print copy.
Simultaneous submissions accepted. Please alert us when accepted elsewhere.
DRYLAND, a literary journal born in South Central Los Angeles, is celebrating its 5-year anniversary this year. DRYLAND has published over 300 voices from all over the world since 2015. DRYLAND is forever grateful to all of its supporters — the readers, contributors, donors, mentors, community members — who have all made it possible to make it this far as a grassroots & independent literary journal.
Today, DRYLAND is a self-sustaining publication that regularly circulates a 500 print run between community spaces, universities, and cultural institutions alike across cities including in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Havana, Cuba.
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