Calls for Submissions
Thank you for liking us enough to submit! We’re grateful that you’re considering us as a home for your work. For our regular issue, we accept submissions through our Submittable platform only.
General submissions in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, comics, and translation are open November 1 – March 1 and June 1 – September 1.
For submissions to our special folios, published in and between regular issues, submissions are accepted under the terms stipulated in the folio call, determined by and at the discretion of the guest folio editor, in consultation with our staff folio editor. For current folio calls, see the bottom of this page.
To cover operational costs, we must charge a $3 fee for each submission. If, for reasons of financial hardship, you cannot afford to pay the submission fee, please send us an email at editor at anomalouspress dot org.
We strongly encourage you to take a look at http://www.anmly.org to see previous issues and see if you think your work is a good fit.
Simultaneous submissions are fine, but we ask that you notify us immediately if the work is accepted elsewhere. You can use this handy system to withdraw, or leave a note on your submission.
We only consider previously unpublished work. That includes work published on personal blogs, sorry. We’re especially interested in work that uses the medium of the web as part of its compositional strategy.
We aim for a two-month response time, but we’re only human. Because we’re an all-volunteer organization we try our very best to offer a fair turnaround time, about three months. For any genre other than poetry please drop us a line if you haven’t heard from us within three months. For poetry submissions, we can’t respond to individual inquiries: if you haven’t heard from us yet, it’s because we’re still working on your submission. We get over 500 poetry submissions every period and are spending time reading each one carefully.
Send us your best, most challenging work through Submittable today.
Call for Blog & Feature Writers
We’re looking for writers who are interested in contributing in an ongoing manner to the Anomaly Blog, either by proposing a column or series, or by joining a team of staff writers who both pitch and take on assigned pieces for the blog. We are particularly interested in writers to focus on reviews, interviews, and profiles of artists and writers; and in getting pitches for columns or series that focus specifically on a particular artistic or writing community within the purview of our expanded mission. If you are interested, please send an email to Features & Reviews Editor Sarah Clark with a paragraph about what you’re interested in writing about and your CV attached.
Call for Folio Proposals
Anomaly features special sections, that we call folios, in each issue, and between issues. To propose a theme or topic for an upcoming folio, please submit a brief, 500-word description, making sure to specify what genres will be included in the content of your folio, and the names of some potential contributors (you do not need to already have content selected, just a few names as examples!).
Folios proposals are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis. Propose a folio here.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS :: TO SPEAK AS A FLOWER : A FOLIO OF PERFORMANCE WRITING
Anomaly invites previously unpublished submissions of poems, prose, playwriting, video, art, and hybrid genres of work that might fall under a broad rubric of performance writing. We embrace this term’s wide scope, encompassing everything from Don Mee Choi’s turn to playwriting conventions in “Hardly Opera” (from which we draw our title) and jayy dodd’s scene in Anomaly‘s issue 26 folio Radical: Avant Garde Poets of Color, to Tatsumi Hijikata’s dance notations and Duriel Harris’ musical scores as poems.
We are interested in work that uses performance as one of its tools, work which is made possible by a relationship to performance—even if that performance never happens, or imagines impossible commitments. What forms might such composition take if it followed Etel Adnan’s provocation that “memory and theatre work in similar ways,” or if it pursued a stage “more open to different ways of moving” (as Hilton Als has characterized Adrienne Kennedy’s work)? We are committed to promoting the work of marginalized and underrepresented artists, including by Black, Indigenous, and other artists of color, as well as, disabled, neurodivergent, women, queer, trans, and gender nonconforming artists—and we wonder whether this form might be especially useful for these artists!
Please send up to ten pages of work to email@example.com—or query if you have something else in mind!
DEADLINE: 1 July 2020 at 11:59:59 PM
EXPECTED PUBLICATION DATE: 15 August 2020