Arkana, the journal of mysteries and marginalized voices published by the Arkansas Writers’ MFA Program, is now reading for its fourth issue! Please send us your fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, illustrated narratives, short scripts for the stage or screen, translations, art, or whatever hybrid work strikes your fancy and you think would appeal to us too.

We want quality work that reflects our mission: to seek and foster a sense of shared wonder by publishing inclusive art that asks questions, explores mystery, and works to make visible the marginalized, the overlooked, and those whose voices have been silenced. Such individuals may come from a variety of cultural backgrounds, may identify as neurodivergent, may be part of the LGBTQ+ community, and/or have a unique perspective that is not part of the mainstream.

So if you feel like we just described you or your writing, we want to hear from you! We accept work from writers no matter their background, place(s) of origin, or education/career level—we have published writers with MFA degrees and writers still in high school, folks from our home base in Arkansas and across the world.

Plus, we nominate our writers’ work yearly for the Pushcart Prize and for other prizes, including Best of the Net. We also include an audio feature on our website, so if you’re published, you’ll get a chance to literally have your voice heard.

For more information, check out our submission guidelines here.

And it doesn’t hurt to read through the journal for yourself, just to get a feel for what kind of stuff we’re into: https://arkanamag.org

Still have questions? Shoot us an email at arkanamag@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook or Twitter, @ArkanaMag.

 


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