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Our unsolicited submission process is currently closed.

Please stay tuned for upcoming announcements.

Submission Guidelines

Peripheries invites new and emerging artists, especially those who have traditionally not been represented in literary circles.


Please submit via the form below. Submissions emailed to us directly will no longer be considered, and work received outside of our submission period will be deleted unread. Please submit no more than once per submission period.


We accept simultaneous submissions. If you wish to withdraw your submission or your submission has been accepted elsewhere, please write to us with this information (including where your piece has been accepted) through the submission form below. Use the bio field to indicate which pieces you would like to withdraw.

Barring exceptional circumstances, we do not publish the same contributor in consecutive issues.




Please submit up to 6 poems of any length, in a single Word file. Please begin each poem on a new page. 


Please submit fiction, flash fiction, short stories, and excerpts from longer works. Submissions should be double spaced, less than 2500 words, and in Word.


We are interested in a wide array of prose in conventional and experimental forms, including aphorisms, manifestos, recipes, instruction manuals, and works of erasure, etc. We do not accept theoretical or academic prose, or essays with footnotes. Prose submissions should be double-spaced, under 2500 words, and in Word.

Visual Art

Please submit a collection of up to 10 pieces. We are open to photographs, paintings, drawings, and digital representations. Each piece should be saved as a JPG, PNG, or PDF format, and should be high resolution, at least 300 dpi. If you are submitting more than 2 images, please email all the images to in addition to completing the form below. Only in exceptional cases do we accept landscape oriented artwork. In your cover letter, please include the title, original size, and media of each piece, as well as a brief artist statement about the pieces. Selected images may be used as cover art or art features.


Please submit experimental sound compositions saved as WAV or FLAC files.


If you would like to guest-edit a special folio, please send a pitch and lineup to


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