Thank you for liking us enough to submit! We're grateful that you're considering us as a home for your work. We accept submissions through our Submittable platform only.
General submissions in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, comics, and translation are open November 1 - March 1 and June 1 - September 1.
To cover operational costs, we must charge a $3 fee for each submission. Plus, it's easier for everyone (and the environment) to save that in printing and mailing costs. If, for reasons of financial hardship, you cannot afford to pay the submission fee, please send us an email at editor at anomalouspress dot org.
We strongly encourage you to take a look at previous issues and see if you think your work is a good fit.
Simultaneous submissions are fine, but we ask that you notify us immediately if the work is accepted elsewhere. You can use this handy system to withdraw, or leave a note on your submission.
We only consider previously unpublished work. That includes work published on personal blogs, sorry. We're especially interested in work that uses the medium of the web as part of its compositional strategy.
Because we're an all-volunteer organization we try our very best to offer a fair turnaround time, about three months. For any genre other than poetry please drop us a line if you haven't heard from us within three months. For poetry submissions, we can't respond to individual inquiries: if you haven't heard from us yet, it's because we're still working on your submission. We get over 500 poetry submissions every period and are spending time reading each one carefully.
Send us your best, most challenging work through Submittable today.
Special No-Fee Calls for Submission
Radical: Avant Garde Poets of Color Folio
Calling all poets of color who rebel and resist through experimentation on the page in form, typeface, lineation, distorted text, space and so many other ways. This folio is interested in poems that explore and experiment on the page — poems disrupting their readers; poems challenging their readers; and poems driven in resistance to non-QTPOC culture.
Please send up to 5 pieces, along with a brief bio, to Ysabel Y. Gonzalez at ancestral.poetisa [at] gmail.com. More information.
Deadline for submissions: 30 November 2017
Egyptian Writers Folio
Despite forming the second largest national identity within the Arab-American community, Egyptians tend to be wildly underrepresented in Anglophone Arab literature and art. Anomaly seeks work from Egyptian writers, as well as Arab writers who have a relationship with Egypt, for an upcoming folio dedicated to showcasing the diversity of contemporary Egyptian writing and thought.
Content need not be overtly political to be considered, but preference will be given with work that interrogates normative notions of militarism, nationalism and what constitutes Egyptian identity. Please note this folio will heavily prioritize the voices of women, femme, and non-binary folks, as well as folks who’ve been marginalized and/or underrepresented by the Egyptian state (e.g. Copts, folks of Upper Egyptian and/or Nubian heritage, etc.)
Original work in English as well as new translations, especially of contemporary Egyptian writing, will be considered. Along with a brief bio, poets should send up to five pieces, and prose writers should send up to two pieces (either short stories or personal essays to hfahmy [at] wesleyan.edu. More information.
Deadline for submissions: 15 January 2018
Indigenous Futurisms & Imagining The Decolonial
Anomaly is seeking poetry, short fiction, essays, art, multimedia, and hybrid work by indigenous people and colonized people of color.
Work should relate or respond to indigenous futurisms, indigenous futures, and/or imagining the decolonial (future, present, or past). Speculative and non-speculative work are both welcome. Imagine the future, re-imagine the past or present. Let’s talk about what future we’re fighting for. What lives we’re living, now. More information.
Please send work, as well as a brief bio, to decolonizeordie [at] gmail.com.
Deadline for submissions: January 15th, 2018.
Anomaly features special sections, that we call folios, in each issue. To propose a theme or topic for an upcoming folio, please submit a brief, 500-word description, making sure to specify what genres will be included in the content of your folio, and the names of some potential contributors (you do not need to already have content selected, just a few names as examples!). Submit proposals here.
Folios are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Currently, folio proposals are being considered for issue 26 (by Jan 2018) and after.