Written by S. Kalekar

10 Literary Magazines Accepting Hybrid Submissions

These literary magazines accept submissions of hybrid or cross-genre submissions of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. They’re accepting submissions now, and are listed here in no particular order. Some of them pay writers.

Bending Genres
This magazine publishes flash fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry, and they like work in all categories that blends genres. Details here.

The Offing
The Offing publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translations, and cross-genre work. Not all sections are open for submissions, but many are. The magazine pays $25-100. Details here.

After Happy Hour Review
The magazine “is not limited to any particular genre and encourages poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and visual art.” For Suites (any genre) their guidelines say, “This category is for series … of shorter works that go together as a sequence or unified whole, whether it’s a segment of a chapbook, several microfictions, a photo-essay, or something that completely blurs or disregards genres altogether. Send 3-6 pieces (or up to 10 pages if mixed-media). There should be an overall title for the entire work, even if the individual pieces have their own titles.” They are reading until 29 February 2021. They can receive a limited number of submissions per month via Submittable. Details here.  

Storm Cellar
This quarterly journal is rooted in the American Midwest and the tagline says it is ‘a literary journal of safety and danger’. Their guidelines say, “We want your prose, poems, chimeras, and ideas penned on envelopes in buses and train cars. The magazine aims to publish amazing work by new and established writers and artists, present a range of styles and approaches, and be as un-boring as it can. If you write one thing to be read while waiting for the all-clear to sound, send it here.” They publish fiction, poetry, art/images/graphics, and hybrid work. For hybrid works, send up to 15 pages and pick a home genre. They read work year round – writers can send up to four submissions a year. The pay is $10. Details here and here.

This is a journal for LGBTQ+ contributors. They want fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and hybrid works; for hybrid submissions, send work up to 20 pages. They are especially interested in cross-genre, intersectional, marginal, and transgressive work. Details here.

They are reading submissions for their next issue, slated for release in January 2021. They publish short fiction/prose, flash, poetry, art/text (flash prose pieces or poems, based on or paired with artwork by the writer or a visual artist), and artwork, including visual poetry, asemic writing or other post-literate variety (preferences will be given to images that work as a series; collaborations are welcome). Details here.

Submissions are open now for their online platform. They accept text-based work of all forms, providing they incorporate text and are intended to be shown to readers and audiences digitally (see their background and principles). This can mean text, image, video, audio, or something more site-specific, embedded into the page or making use of its HTML. They publish one work weekly. They pay £50, and ask writers who do not need the fee to donate it back to them on a voluntary basis, so they can help artists who are in need during the pandemic. Details here.

Deep Overstock: Animals
They’re reading on the ‘Animals’ theme. The magazine publishes “fiction, poetry, comics, art, images, medical reports, plays, essays, philosophies, sculptures, sounds, mushroom dataset analyses, magic spells, fairy tales, folklore, riddles, jokes, horoscopes, death-predictions, and more. Surprise us!” They have a strong commitment and focus on those in the book industry, but they do accept work from writers and artists who work in any field. They’re reading on the current theme until 30 November 2020. Details here.

The Gravity of the Thing
They publish prose – fiction (including micros) and creative non-fiction, including genre-bending works, poetry, including prose poems and multimedia works,  and work for Baring the Device column (about defamiliarized writing). Their current reading period is until 31 October 2020. Details here.

The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts
They publish “creative arts, such as micro fiction, flash fiction, prose poetry, compressed poetry & visual arts, and whatever other forms compression might take.” For the current reading period, they want work by writers who have not been previously published by Matter Press and its Journal of Compressed Creative Arts. They pay $50 for submissions. The deadline is 15 December 2020. Details here and here.  

Author Bio: S. Kalekar is the pseudonym of a regular contributor to this magazine. She is the author of 182 Short Fiction Publishers. She can be reached here.



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