If you have previously submitted work to *82 please make sure you have not sent it to us before: if it was declined before, it will be declined again. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but please notify us immediately if the work is accepted elsewhere.
Microfiction, short-short stories, tiny essays, or creative nonfiction. Up to 1000 words will be considered. Shorter works are preferred.
Text: Send your polished best at 1000 words or less. Multiple shorter works with a word count no greater than 1000, total, should be grouped in one file, please.
—A high-quality, compelling photo, often mysterious, beautiful, or humorous, that draws the viewer in
The image and the words work together to create a new view. Send postcard-sized drawings, photos, collages, paintings, or comics that are interlinked with a text. A text inspired by an image (or vice versa) is preferred.
Your complete submission must contain two separate files: one short text and one image.
Narrative Art. Tell a story in an image that takes us to another world. New guidelines: Send up to five images in each submission.
Find a new, unrelated text in an old text. Also known as altered text, usually a page from a used book or a scan or copy that has been completely transformed with color, collage, sewing, handwriting, mixed-media, or text from other sources. Looking for both an excellent visual and verbal impact. Image(s) should be made by you. Please no appropriated images, even if they are copyright free. Send up to two files in one submission.
Small works in poetic form, lyrical language. Tiny, but satisfying. Striking imagery and/or a human issue (moral, ethical, dilemma, character trait) encouraged.
Types: experimental, free, hybrid, invented, narrative, prose, short, concrete, visual
IN ONE FILE: Submit up to 3 stories or 1000 words of prose, or up to 5 poems to be considered for future editions of the magazine. All submissions in this category accompanied with payment will receive detailed suggestions and/or in-depth comments. Submissions are not guaranteed publication, but are welcome to be resubmitted in the regular categories following revision.
If you would like to submit work as well, please do so under the regular submission categories.