Box is a space for spaces. The blank versus the filled, the roar versus the silence, the unknown and the identified; the empty void and what, and who, fills it. We're drawn to philosophical inquiry, moral and universal quandaries, problems that remain unsolved or don't yet exist, and artwork that illuminates or twists areas that have never been illuminated before.

Like Schrödinger's cat or the Ship of Theseus, humanity and the spaces we inhabit and inhibit contain unfathomable and ambiguous puzzles, dilemmas, illusions, and dimensions. Send us yours.

Payment is $50 for fiction and $30 per poem, and one print issue of our quarterly journal, seen here for Winter 2021.

We should have a response to you within two months. Please refrain from querying until the close of each quarterly submission period: March 1st, June 1st, September 1st, and December 1st. Issues will be released same month as the close of each period.

Box is a space for spaces. The blank versus the filled, the roar versus the silence, the unknown and the identified; the empty void and what, and who, fills it. We're drawn to philosophical inquiry, moral and universal quandaries, problems that remain unsolved or don't yet exist, and artwork that illuminates or twists areas that have never been illuminated before.

Like Schrödinger's cat puzzle or the Ship of Theseus, humanity and the spaces we inhabit and inhibit contain unfathomable and ambiguous dilemmas, illusions, and dimensions. Send us yours in the form of story.

Payment is $50 for fiction and $30 per poem, and one print issue of our quarterly journal, seen here for Winter 2021.

We should have a response to you within two months. Please refrain from querying until the close of each quarterly submission period: March 1st, June 1st, September 1st, and December 1st. Issues are released same month as the close of each period. With our expedited option, you will hear back from us within two days.

Specifics: Rules and Limitations

Fiction and Nonfiction

-We are looking for stories, flash fiction, and essays under 4,500 words. We find ourselves drawn specifically to literary fiction, experimental works, surrealism, magical realism, and minimalist works, however all genres are welcome here. We are also also interested in writing that deals with posthumanist elements.

-We welcome you to use whatever formatting you think is best for your writing. We only ask that you please remove all identifying information from your document.

-Simultaneous submissions are fine with us. Just let us know if it has been accepted elsewhere.

-Please use a .doc or .docx file type.

-We really prefer works that are previously unpublished. However, if you have a published piece you really think will vibe with us, go ahead and send it our way.

-We pay each accepted writer one free contributor copy and $50.


Poetry

-Please send us 1-4 poems in a single document.

-We welcome you to use whatever formatting you think is best for your writing. We only ask that you please remove all identifying information from your document.

-Simultaneous submissions are fine with us. Just let us know if it has been accepted elsewhere.

-Please use a .doc or .docx file type.

-We really prefer works that are previously unpublished. However, if you have a published piece that you really think will vibe with us, go ahead and send it our way.

-We pay each accepted writer one free contributor copy and $30.

Box is a space for spaces. The blank versus the filled, the roar versus the silence, the unknown and the identified; the empty void and what, and who, fills it. We’re drawn to philosophical inquiry, moral and universal quandaries, problems that remain unsolved or don’t yet exist, and artwork that illuminates or twists areas that have never been illuminated before.

Like Schrödinger’s cat or the Ship of Theseus, humanity and the spaces we inhabit and inhibit contain unfathomable and ambiguous puzzles, dilemmas, illusions, and dimensions. For this project, send us yours in the form of an essay. We're interested in anything that attempts to tackle or analyze a philosophical, moral, ethical, artistic, human, or literary quandary. Or, any novel or unusual subject that isn't often explored or discussed. We want you to shine a flashlight for us into a room we've never seen or even knew existed.

We're typically interested in minimalism, surrealism, post-humanist, modernist, and objective-oriented ontology related works, however, that is by no means the entire list, and we're happy to read nearly any essay as long as it loosely relates to what we've mentioned here.

Payment is $50 per essay, and one print issue of our quarterly journal, seen here for Spring 2022.

We should have a response to you within two to three months. Please refrain from querying until the close of each quarterly submission period: March 1st, June 1st, September 1st, and December 1st. Issues will be released same month as the close of each period.

Specific Guidelines:

-Use a standard manuscript format as much as possible

-12pt font, double spaced.

-Length isn't too much of an issue, but we'd prefer something under 20 pages.

-Simultaneous submissions are accepted, as are previously published works.

Box is a space for spaces. The blank versus the filled, the roar versus the silence, the unknown and the identified; the empty void and what, and who, fills it. We're drawn to philosophical inquiry, moral and universal quandaries, problems that remain unsolved or don't yet exist, and artwork that illuminates or twists areas that have never been illuminated before. Our theme for this contest is "The Human Condition." Give us work that shows us what it's like to exist in a human body. What makes us no longer human? What questions do we have to answer as a human? What experiences must we have? Ultimately, we want deep, emotive stories that both confirm and question the human experience. Like Schrödinger's cat puzzle or the Ship of Theseus, humanity and the spaces we inhabit and inhibit contain unfathomable and ambiguous dilemmas, illusions, and dimensions. Send us yours.

1st Place Contest Payment is $250 for fiction and $250 for poetry, and one print issue of our quarterly journal, seen here for Winter 2021. The Contest will close December 1st and results will be included in the Winter issue. 

We should have a response to you within two months. Please refrain from querying until the close of each quarterly submission period: March 1st, June 1st, September 1st, and December 1st. Issues will be released same month as the close of each period.

Specifics: Rules and Limitations

Fiction and Nonfiction

-We are looking for stories, flash fiction, and essays under 4,500 words. We find ourselves drawn specifically to literary fiction, experimental works, surrealism, magical realism, and minimalist works, however all genres are welcome here. We are also also interested in writing that deals with posthumanist elements.

-We welcome you to use whatever formatting you think is best for your writing. We only ask that you please remove all identifying information from your document.

-Simultaneous submissions are fine for the contest, however we ask that if we choose and notify you as a finalist, you withdraw your work from consideration elsewhere. 

-Please use a .doc or .docx file type.

-We really prefer works that are previously unpublished. However, if you have a published piece you really think will vibe with us, go ahead and send it our way.

Poetry

-Please send us 1-4 poems in a single document.

-We welcome you to use whatever formatting you think is best for your writing. We only ask that you please remove all identifying information from your document.

-Simultaneous submissions are fine for the contest, however we ask that if we choose and notify you as a finalist, you withdraw your work from consideration elsewhere. 

-Please use a .doc or .docx file type.

-We really prefer works that are previously unpublished. However, if you have a published piece that you really think will vibe with us, go ahead and send it our way.


We are thrilled to experience your writing. 

Box is a space for spaces. The blank versus the filled, the roar versus the silence, the unknown and the identified; the empty void and what, and who, fills it. We're drawn to philosophical inquiry, moral and universal quandaries, problems that remain unsolved or don't yet exist, and artwork that illuminates or twists areas that have never been illuminated before. Like Schrödinger's cat puzzle or the Ship of Theseus, humanity and the spaces we inhabit and inhibit contain unfathomable and ambiguous dilemmas, illusions, and dimensions. Send us yours.

Our theme for this print anthology is "Minimalism." This is most importantly a flexible theme, and we'd primarily like to consider whatever your interpretation is of the word "Minimalism." Beyond that, consider the white space, the black space, the glare of light and the power of shadow, and how they all clash and contrast each other. Humans tiptoeing in or outside of the void; objects and places so small they seem vast, so quiet they become loud. More concretely, we aren't just looking for stories and poetry based around the minimalist art movement (although of course we'd like those, too), but stories and poetry that deal with the above—contrasts in various ways, a sense of quiet, voids and vacuums, the space inside the mind and the vast smallness of the settings the characters move in. 

Payment is $50 for short stories, $30 per poem, $30 per visual art piece, and one copy of the anthology, seen here. The anthology will be released in October, and we'll have a response to you by then.


Specifics: Rules and Limitations

Fiction and Nonfiction

-We are looking for stories, flash fiction, and essays under 4,500 words.
-We welcome you to use whatever formatting you think is best for your writing. We only ask that you please remove all identifying information from your document.
-Simultaneous submissions are fine for the anthology, however we ask that if we choose and notify you as a finalist, you withdraw your work from consideration elsewhere.
-Please use a .doc or .docx file type.
-We prefer works that are previously unpublished. However, if you have a published piece you really think will vibe with us, go ahead and send it our way.


Poetry
-Please send us 1-4 poems in a single document.
-We welcome you to use whatever formatting you think is best for your writing. We only ask that you please remove all identifying information from your document.
-Simultaneous submissions are fine for the contest, however we ask that if we choose and notify you as a finalist, you withdraw your work from consideration elsewhere.
-Please use a .doc or .docx file type.
-We prefer works that are previously unpublished. However, if you have a published piece that you really think will vibe with us, go ahead and send it our way.

Art

-Please send us up to five images for consideration. We'll use accepted art pieces to pair with fiction and poetry. We are especially interested in art that subverts the norm or deals with minimalism or surrealism. Check out the cover on our website for inspiration.

-Send us whichever size and file type you think is best. If we need something different, we will email you.

-We pay each artist $30 and one contributor copy.

Ends on $3.50
$3.50

Box is a space for spaces. The blank versus the filled, the roar versus the silence, the unknown and the identified; the empty void and what, and who, fills it. We're drawn to philosophical inquiry, moral and universal quandaries, problems that remain unsolved or don't yet exist, and artwork that illuminates or twists areas that have never been illuminated before.

Like Schrödinger's cat puzzle or the Ship of Theseus, humanity and the spaces we inhabit and inhibit contain unfathomable and ambiguous dilemmas, illusions, and dimensions. Send us yours.

Payment is $50 for fiction and $30 per poem, and one print issue of our quarterly journal, seen here for Winter 2021. We should have a response to you within two months. Please refrain from querying until the close of each quarterly submission period: March 1st, June 1st, September 1st, and December 1st. Issues will be released same month as the close of each period.

Specifics: Rules and Limitations

Poetry

-Please send us 1-4 poems in a single document.

-We welcome you to use whatever formatting you think is best for your writing. We only ask that you please remove all identifying information from your document.

-Simultaneous submissions are fine with us. Just let us know if it has been accepted elsewhere.

-Please use a .doc or .docx file type.

-We really prefer works that are previously unpublished. However, if you have a published piece that you really think will vibe with us, go ahead and send it our way.

-We pay each accepted writer one free contributor copy and $30.

Ends on $3.50
$3.50

Box is a space for spaces. The blank versus the filled, the roar versus the silence, the unknown and the identified; the empty void and what, and who, fills it. We're drawn to philosophical inquiry, moral and universal quandaries, problems that remain unsolved or don't yet exist, and artwork that illuminates or twists areas that have never been illuminated before.

Like Schrödinger's cat puzzle or the Ship of Theseus, humanity and the spaces we inhabit and inhibit contain unfathomable and ambiguous dilemmas, illusions, and dimensions. Send us yours in the form of story.

Payment is $50 for fiction and $30 per poem, and one print issue of our quarterly journal, seen here for Winter 2021.

We should have a response to you within two months. Please refrain from querying until the close of each quarterly submission period: March 1st, June 1st, September 1st, and December 1st. Issues are released same month as the close of each period.


Specifics: Rules and Limitations

Fiction and Nonfiction

-We are looking for stories, flash fiction, and essays under 4,500 words. We find ourselves drawn specifically to literary fiction, experimental works, surrealism, magical realism, and minimalist works, however all genres are welcome here. We are also also interested in writing that deals with posthumanist elements.

-We welcome you to use whatever formatting you think is best for your writing. We only ask that you please remove all identifying information from your document.

-Simultaneous submissions are fine with us. Just let us know if it has been accepted elsewhere.

-Please use a .doc or .docx file type.

-We really prefer works that are previously unpublished. However, if you have a published piece you really think will vibe with us, go ahead and send it our way.

-We pay each accepted writer one free contributor copy and $50.

Box - A Journal