Synaesthesia Magazine

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


We like work that explores some part of the human condition, that uses the senses. We like concrete imagery, something we can taste, smell, squeeze. We don't like words that feel archaic, sluggish, heavy. We like weird, wonderful; stories that read the theme in a way we wouldn't expect. We don't tend to publish pieces that relies on genre. We prefer work that focuses on relationships, humans, animals, you, me. We encourage submissions from women and underrepresented voices.

We like short stories that come to bed with you and kiss you somewhere you didn’t know you liked. Stories that pad barefoot into the kitchen on a summer night, spilling secrets. We like short stories that say hey, babe, take a walk on the wide side.

We like poems that jump into puddles. Poems about the ordinary: these yellow wellington boots, your hand-me-down prom dress. We like poems that have been gunned down to the ground and come back fighting.
Read us – find out what we like.

We are currently closed for submissions until late 2016. Find out about our hiatus here. Please read our submission guidelines before submitting (seriously, please do it, it will help you) and remember the following:
  • Your submission must correspond to the current theme in some way, however loosely you interpret it
  • 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. More info on our guidelines page
  • It's completely free to submit to us and read our magazine
  • As part of the magazine's ethos, we blend art and writing – please be aware that your work may be accompanied with another form of art
  • Response time: approx 1-4 months.
Okay, your turn now. Blow our senses. Any questions? Email synaesthesiamagazine@gmail.com.