Animal: A Beast of a Literary Magazine is looking for essays, stories, and poems that capture the essence and immediacy of the beast. Animal is a subject-specific litmag, however loosely we define “animal.” In some form, we want a literal beast as a central character or motif. Render on the page what is both alien and familiar about an animal, animals, or being “animal.”
Nonfiction: needs book excerpts, personal essays, experimental, memoir, humor. Does not want anything overtly religious, pornographic, or sentimental. Length: 5,000 words.
Fiction: needs literary, adventure, confession, experimental, ethnic, fantasy, horror, humor, mainstream, science fiction. Does not want anything overtly religious, pornographic, or sentimental. Length: 5,000 words.
Poetry: needs avant-garde, free verse, traditional. Poems that surprise or take unique approaches to the theme are more likely to catch our attention. Please note that poems with very complicated spacing do not work well in our online platform. Send up to five poems. Total not to exceed five pages.
Art: needs the essence of the beast as you see it–we prefer images that feature other species, filtered through human perception. Photos or other work that can be digitally represented online and in print; any kind of visual art that translates to e-space well, including photographs of installations and sculptures. Please send works that are at least 300 dpi, preferably in .jpg form.
To Submit: Please send submissions pasted into the body of an e-mail, as well as attached to the e-mail as a MS Word-compatible document, to animalliterarymagazine @ Gmail.com. Put the title and genre of work in your subject line. Please send questions for the literary magazine at the same address to Danita Berg, non-fiction editor and acting fiction editor; Stephen Mills, poetry editor, and Amy Watkins, Art Editor. Submissions not following these basic directions will be deleted.
Animal will consider simultaneous submissions, but asks that you notify us immediately if you are accepted elsewhere. We do not reprint work published elsewhere, in any form.