We publish work with bite, grip and noise. We like work that uses the senses – something we can taste, smell, squeeze. We like weird and wonderful. We encourage work mainly from women and underrepresented voices.

We now publish in monthly series, find out more here. There is no theme.

Please read our updated guidelines before submitting and remember the following:

  • Simultaneous submissions are totally fine and heartily encouraged, but if your submission is accepted elsewhere please inform us asap!
  • We do not accept previously published submissions. We obtain First Serial Rights, which means we have the rights to publish your work for the first time.
  • Once you have sent us your submission, and you notice a mistake in your work or cover letter, drop us an email or request an edit. Please do not withdraw and re-submit; we have a limited number of free submissions per year, and we want to give all writers the opportunity to submit for free.
  • If you are submitting more than one of the same form, please upload in ONE category – for example, upload 3 poems in one go, not as separate categories. It's way easier for our editors to organise your submissions.
  • As part of the magazine's ethos, we blend art and writing – please be aware that your work will be accompanied with another form of art and this will be at our editors' discretion.

Okay, your turn now. Blow our senses. Any questions? Email synaesthesiamagazine@gmail.com.

Ends on March 2, 2019

We're looking for short stories or flash fiction up to 2,500 words for our new monthly series. There's no theme, we just want the stories that you have to tell. The ones that keep you up at night, that pour through your fingers. Give us bite, grip and noise. 

Please submit no more than one short story per submission, or two flash fiction pieces up to 500 words each.

Ends on March 2, 2019

We accept up to three poems per theme – there's no theme. We like it simple, weird and wonderful – no men adoring women from afar, please. We want our poetry wild and free. We're partial to tongue-poetry

If you're submitting more than one poem, please upload in one submission.

We accept creative nonfiction on pretty much any subject – especially if it’s synaesthesia or sense-related – up to 2,500 words. We particularly like work that explores some part of the human condition, that touches on love, grief, loss, life, friendship, sexuality. Flash CNF is very welcome.

Please submit no more than one essay per open call.

Ends on March 6, 2019

There's no theme, but check out our recent issues for an idea of what we love, and meet our Featured Artists. We're open to all kinds of work – watercolour, sketch, black and white – but it'll help you figuer out what we love best. We love sensual work and tend toward minimalist style. Always wild. 

Please submit no more than six photographs or pieces of art, unless we ask to see more of your work. We accept illustrations, photography, paintings, sketches, digital design, and so on. All visual art file sizes must be at least 1mb and high resolution .jpeg,  .gif or .png files.

If you want to pitch us anything, like a series of illustrations or a photo essay, drop us a line at synaesthesiamagazine@gmail.com.

Ends on March 2, 2019£3.00
£3.00

Expedited submissions (£3) will receive priority reading over standard submissions. This does not guarantee acceptance or preferential treatment. Your £3 helps our editors finance the magazine's platform: our Submittable subscription, domain costs and website hosting – and keeps us around for longer.

We're looking for short stories or flash fiction up to 2,500 words for our new monthly series. There's no theme, we just want the stories that you have to tell. The ones that keep you up at night, that pour through your fingers. Give us bite, grip and noise. 

Please submit no more than one short story per submission, or two flash fiction pieces up to 500 words each.

Ends on March 2, 2019£3.00
£3.00

Expedited submissions will receive priority reading over standard submissions. This does not guarantee acceptance or preferential treatment. Your £3 helps our editors finance the magazine's platform: our Submittable subscription, domain costs and website hosting – and keeps us around for longer.

We accept up to three poems per theme – there's no theme. We like it simple, weird and wonderful – no men adoring women from afar, please. We want our poetry wild and free. We're partial to tongue-poetry

If you're submitting more than one poem, please upload in one submission.

Expedited submissions will receive priority reading over standard submissions. This does not guarantee acceptance or preferential treatment. Your £3 helps our editors finance the magazine's platform: our Submittable subscription, domain costs and website hosting – and keeps us around for longer.

We accept creative nonfiction on pretty much any subject – especially if it’s synaesthesia or sense-related – up to 2,500 words. We particularly like work that explores some part of the human condition, that touches on love, grief, loss, life, friendship, sexuality. Flash CNF is very welcome.

Please submit no more than one essay per open call.

Synaesthesia Magazine