We have a theme for each issue. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but it is ours, and we take it sweet with honey. All submissions must correspond to the current theme, although we are very open to loose interpretations. In fact, we are all about loose interpretations – if our theme is BLOOD, we want to see the word blood as little as possible. Find out about our current theme.


We accept up to three poems per theme. We like it simple, weird and wonderful – no men adoring women from afar, please. We want our poetry wild and free. We're partial to tongue-poetry.


We accept short stories up to 2,500 words. No more, although if you go 100/200 words over we won’t get mad. We're looking for flash fiction, too: any length. Unfortunately we do not accept chapter, book or novel excerpts. Please submit no more than one story per theme.


We accept creative nonfiction on the current theme, synaesthesia or the senses (or all three) up to 2,500 words. Again, we won’t get mad if you go over a little bit, but the shorter the better. No more than one nonfiction essay per theme.


All photo file sizes must be at least 1mb and high resolution .jpeg, .gif or .png files. Please submit no more than six photographs unless we ask to see more of your work.


All visual art file sizes must be at least 1mb and high resolution .jpeg, .gif or .png files. Please submit no more than six pieces of art unless we ask to see more of your work.


We welcome music! Please email us at synaesthesiamagazine@gmail.com if you wish to submit songs or compositions.



We open for submissions twice a year. Submissions for our blog are always open – email synaesthesiamagazine@gmail.com with a pitch (please give us some idea), and let's talk!

No more than three submissions per theme (unless you’re submitting photography or artwork). Please include a 50-word biography with your submission. We do not accept previously published work, but we do encourage simultaneous submissions; the struggle is real. Please don't send us submissions via email. They will not get read and it gets pretty hectic.

Unfortunately, we are no longer able to include feedback with submissions. As there are only three of us and we receive hundreds of submissions per theme, we simply do not have the time or capacity to craft individual feedback anymore. However, we will treat your work with love and care and hope that you can respect our decision to care for our staff's wellbeing, too.

We pay £5 per person, per issue, once we accept your work. Unfortunately, at this time, we do not make any money, so we cannot offer you more. It may seem very little to you, and it is, but it is important that our writers and artists feel valued and supported. This is one of the ways we do that.