Submissions Guidelines

For all submissions, we require a short bio in the third person with name (we request that submissions do not use pen names), personal pronouns in parentheses (examples: she/her, they/them, he/him), a Twitter handle, and any other social media links you would like to include in the body of your email. Part of Kanstellation's mission is to support writers and contributors. We look forward to reading your content!


For this issue, we are accepting the following forms of poetry: experimental/hybrid, traditional, prose poetry, found poetry and poetry written in a non-English language, with the requirement that an English translation accompany the original. We aren’t considering long form, haiku, micro poetry or erasure poetry for this submission call.

Send up to 4 poems in one Word document (.doc/.docx).

Flash fiction/flash nonfiction
Min: 500 words. Max: 1,000 words.

Send up to 2 flash pieces in one Word document (.doc/.docx).

Short Fiction/Creative Nonfiction/Essay
Min: 1,000 words. Max: 2,500 words.

Send up to 2 essays in one Word document (.doc/.docx).

Original illustrations and photography

We're accepting all styles of illustration (including visual poetry) and photography. Given the layout of the second issue Landscape Orientation is strongly preferred. By submitting art, you are agreeing to a resized version of the art being published, to suit the online layout and aesthetic of the magazine.

Send up to 5 pieces of art for consideration.


By submitting to Kanstellation Magazine, you are agreeing to grant us First Electronic Rights and Non-exclusive Archival Rights if your work is accepted. All other rights remain with the author. After that, republishing with attribution is welcome.

All submissions must be previously unpublished works (this includes publications on your own website or blog). Simultaneous submissions are accepted but please let us know immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.


There is no reader fee for submissions. In addition, we are offering $60 for each poem, illustration, or photograph, $100 for each flash piece (fiction or nonfiction), and $120 for each essay accepted for publication, paid via PayPal upon acceptance.