We're looking for the writing that your brain doesn't want to let go of. We're looking for the ideas and the words and the stories that you're obsessed with. We want you to dig into your mind and show us what you find. We want your weird and we want your normal. We want the stories where you go to escape and we want the stories set in the places where your shrink tells you to take your brain.
We love the super-literary and we love pop culture and we love fantasy and sci-fi and magic realism. We love TV and music and breakfast. We love family stories, we love love, we love heartbreak and longing and cavediving into emotion at every volume. We love weird, but we lean more toward the spooky and ethereal kind of weird than the howling madness kind of weird, but don't let that stop you from submitting your howling madness. We love questions of reality and perception, but we also love the existentially straightforward. We love new approaches to existing stories. And we love you, already.
(Oh, and also? We love strong narratives. Snapshots of scenes, characters, etc., are great, but we want to see the story therein, even if only by way of evocation. We want that evocation.)
For poetry, we're looking for clusters, for thematic consistency, for suites of poems both within your own submissions and, ultimately, in the whole of what we publish in an issue. We want submissions of three to six poems with a thread that runs through them, with a yarn that weaves a tapestry of them all.