Written by Ella Peary September 1st, 2022

Transient: Now Seeking Submissions

Transient is a brand new online journal of poetry and artwork exploring, “the fleeting nature of beauty in our world—and how this impermanence can be simultaneously tragic and gorgeous.” They’re looking for writing that explores the liminal, paradoxical space created by duality: love and loss, darkness and light, joy and sorrow.

Transient plans to publish its first issue in Winter 2023. Right now they’re seeking submissions this first edition.

Poets may submit up to three poems. Although Transient accepts all forms and styles of poetry, they’re especially interested in poems that explore unexpected uses of language, such as erasures and visual poems. Submitting authors can expect a response within two months. Authors should only submit once per issue.

Visual artists may submit up to six pieces. Transient accepts photographs, paintings, digital art, collages, conceptual art, sculptures, and most other visual artforms.

Transient accepts submissions via email, not online or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions but ask that authors withdraw work published elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work.

Transient only accepts submissions that follow the guidelines they’ve posted online. Please read these guidelines in full before submitting.

If you’d like to learn more or submit to Transient, please visit their website here.


Bio: Ella Peary is the pen name for an author, editor, creative writing mentor, and submission consultant. Over the past five years, she’s written hundreds of articles for Authors Publish, and she’s also served as a copywriter and copy editor for a wide range of organizations and individuals. She is the author of The Quick Start Guide to Flash Fiction. She occasionally teaches a course on flash fiction. You can contact her at ellapeary@gmail.com.


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