OUR READING PERIODS FOR THE BIANNUAL ISSUES ARE AS FOLLOWS: 

Winter Issue, Published in October: May 25th – July 25th

Spring Issue, Published in February: November 5th – January 5th

SUBMISSIONS FOR BIANNUAL PUBLICATIONS ARE CURRENTLY OPEN.

THEME FOR ISSUE 2: EPHEMERAL

SUBMISSIONS FOR WEEKLY PUBLICATIONS ARE CURRENTLY OPEN.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at agapanthusgeinquiry@gmail.com 

General Submission Guidelines for Both Publications

  • We welcome both English and multilingual works. At the current moment, members of our editorial team can fluently read and understand Spanish, Arabic, Farsi, Japanese, and French. If your work is mostly in a language not mentioned here, we encourage you to submit translations in the same file or a separate document. 
  • Please make sure that there are no identifying information within your submissions, as we’d like to eliminate as many sources of bias as possible.

  • While we cannot pay you monetarily, as we are an entirely volunteer-run group, you’ll have our full love and appreciation. We’re working on finding ways to pay our contributors in the future. 
  • If you’re submitting a work based off another piece, please ensure to credit the piece either in the body of your email, or within your submission file. Do not submit work that is not yours. 
  • You’re more than welcome to submit anonymously to either publication, or submit under a pen name. We only ask that you let us know of your intent to do so in your submission email. 
  • Post-submission edits are inevitable. That said, please make sure to send us your most updated, edited work.
  • Please include content/trigger warnings for your pieces (if applicable) in either the body of your email or the submission document(s). If unsure of what warnings may apply, our editors can collaborate with you on creating such a list upon acceptance of your pieces. 
  • Please do not re-submit the same work to us after our decision is sent out unless explicitly asked by the editorial team to revise and re-submit. You’re more than welcome, however, to submit multiple times during one reading period for our biannual issue, or submit other work(s) to our weekly publication after you receive a decision email. 

  • Please DO NOT send us work that promotes bigotry, including racism, homophobia, transphobia, antisemitism, etc. We reserve the right to remove your work or retract acceptance if we find any evidence of such beliefs. 

 

Submission Guidelines for the Biannual Publication

  • All submissions are considered for our biannual online issue, as well as our weekly feature publications. For our biannual publication, we are interested in poetry, flash fiction, 2D visual arts, and photography. We are open to any form of these genres, including mix-genre forms and especially from marginalized authors. 

  • Please send us work that hasn’t been published anywhere else before (including any other websites, though work that has previously been published on social media is okay to submit!)

  • Submit your work along with a short biographical paragraph in 3rd person to agapanthusubmissions@gmail.com. Within the body of the email, please let us know if you’d like feedback on your work as well! 
  • We’re writers as well, so of course we accept simultaneous submissions. We only ask that you let us know if your work is accepted somewhere else at agapanthusgeninquiry@gmail.com or by replying to the original submission email. We’ll be delighted to congratulate you!
  • It might take us anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks to let you know about our final decision. Usually, final decisions are sent out by the end of the month in which you submitted. 

  • In terms of publication rights, we ask for first-time electronic publication rights, and all rights revert to the author upon publication.

Submission Guidelines for the Weekly Publications

  • Submit your best work to us in any genre! This can be poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, visual arts, essays, etc.

  • You’re welcome to submit work that has previously appeared on social media, personal blogs, websites, etc. We only ask that you let us know if the work has appeared in any other publications so that we may provide proper credit. 

  • Submit your work along with a short biographical paragraph in 3rd person to agapanthusweeklysubs@gmail.com. Within the body of the email, please let us know if you’d like feedback on your work as well! 
  • It might take us up to 4-10 days to let you know about our final decision. 

  • In terms of publication rights, we ask for electronic publication rights, as well as archival rights to maintain your work on our website. All other rights revert to the author upon publication. 

Genre Specific Guidelines

POETRY

  • Please submit up to 5 pieces of poetry in one .doc/.docx or PDF document.

  • Please title your email submission as “SUBMISSION: POETRY”.

FLASH FICTION

  • Please submit up to 2 works, each less than 2500 words,  in one .doc/.docx or PDF document. 

  • Please title your email submission as “SUBMISSION: FLASH FICTION”.

VISUAL ARTS

  • Please submit up to 5 pieces of 2D visual art as JPEGs in one email.  

  • Please include a description of your piece(s) for accessibility purposes.  

  • Please title your email submissions as “SUBMISSION:   ART”. 

PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Please submit up to 5 pieces of photography as JPEGs in one email. 

  • Please include a description of your piece(s) for accessibility purposes.  

  • Please title your email submissions as “SUBMISSION: PHOTOGRAPHY”.

OTHER GENRES

  • For other genres, please submit up to 5 works of less than 10 pages total in one .doc/.docx or PDF document. 

  • Please title your email submission as “SUBMISSION: OTHER”. 

Report Your Submissions to Submission Grinder and Duotrope!