Arkana - Poetry (Go to Fiction)

We are moved more by an aesthetic than by any particular trend or fashion in the world of contemporary poetry. As our mission statement indicates, we like art by outsiders. We like art about outsiders. We like beauty and music. We dislike art in which nothing is at stake—great art is inherently unsafe. Come live dangerously with us!

As a journal of mysteries and marginalized voices, we’re looking for quality writing that is thought-provoking and literary. We are especially interested in work that explores the identities and experiences of those listed below:

People and writers of color, including but not limited to African Americans, Asian Americans, Indian Americans, Latinx and Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Middle Easterners, and Pacific Islanders.
Translated work and work by writers who do not live in the United States.
Neurodivergent writers.
Women and women writers.
Inhabitants of and writers from the Delta.
Work about disability or by disabled writers.
Work by writers fifty years old or older.
The resource poor, whether urban or rural.
Those who have experienced or been impacted by incarceration.
Work about the nonhuman, or work that challenges anthropocentrism.
Work in genres not often featured in literary journals, such as hybrid pieces, illustrated narratives, and short scripts (10 to 20 pages) for the stage or screen.

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Multiple Submissions?: Yes
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes

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