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THEME

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.

POETRY

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.

FICTION

We accept short stories up to 2,500 words. No more, although if you go 100/200 words over we won’t get mad. Unfortunately we do not accept chapter, book or novel excerpts. We’re open to scripts, but it better wow us. Please submit no more than one story per theme.

CREATIVE NONFICTION

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.

PHOTOGRAPHY

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.

ART

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.

MUSIC

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

 

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We open for submissions twice a year, unless we decide otherwise. Submissions for our blog are always open – email synaesthesiamagazine@gmail.com with a pitch 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 – it gets pretty hectic.

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.