Submissions for our seventh issue closed January 15th. The theme is “present.” The issue itself will go live on March 1, 2021. We have sponsored three contests, each with a small $50 honorarium: one for the cover, a second for the top prize in poetry, and a third for the top prize in short-story.
We will announce the theme and contests for our 8th issue sometime in February, but submissions are always open. If you have something we should see, send it in. You might even decide a future theme.
Synkroniciti is a quarterly online arts journal. We accept work in a variety of media across the visual, literary and performing arts spectrum.
The submission fee is $3. The categories of work we are seeking are outlined below, along with submission guidelines for each category and a PayPal button to submit payment. You may submit more than one entry in one or more categories. We currently pay only artists winning the top prizes in our contests. We are working toward being able to pay sustainable honorariums to everyone.
Submissions should be emailed to email@example.com. Please place your name and the category of submission in the subject field of your e-mail.
Don’t want to pay submission fees? Become a subscriber ($10 every six months/2 issues) and you will have unlimited free entries (as long as you are currently subscribed).
We are very excited to announce our first print offering: Synkroniciti Imprint, which will be a yearly print anthology selected from the pages of our online journal. If your work is accepted into the online journal, it will also have the chance to be printed in the Imprint for that year. The 2019 version will appear in Winter or Spring 2021 as a 6 x 9 paperback via Amazon.
Photography and Digital Art Submissions
Send up to 5 photographs or digital artworks in jpg, pdf or png form. If they are large, please send thumbnails and we will contact you for larger versions if we select your work. You may also send a link to a site where your artwork may be viewed. The artwork will be considered for the cover of the new issue ($50 Award and a year of issues).
We will accept single or multi-panel illustrations that tell a story or send a message, including but not limited to comics and graphic art. If your work is political, we prefer that which digs into issues rather than partisan caricature. Send up to 5 images in jpg, png or pdf format or a link to view your work. We will contact you for larger versions if we select your work. The artwork will be considered for the cover of the new issue ($50 Award and a year of issues).
Visual Art (non-digital)
We are looking for all sorts of physical, visual art, including but not limited to painting, sketching, sculpture, mixed media, paper or fiber art, and collage. Send up to 5 images in jpg, pdf, or png format. Images need to be of high quality. You may also send a link to a site where we may view your work. We will contact you for larger versions if we select it. The artwork will be considered for the cover of the new issue ($50 Award and a year of issues).
Send up to 5 poems in Word format. We prefer free verse and are more fond of visual poetry than formal rhyme schemes, although rhyming does not disqualify your work. We will also consider poems in other languages with an English translation (poem and translation counts as one poem and both parts will be printed). The winner of our poetry contest will receive a $50 award and four free issues of the Magazine. Videopoetry is also accepted–check out our video submissions category for guidelines. There is no contest for video poetry in this issue.
Short Story Submission
Send a short story in Word format. 4,000 word maximum. The author of the short story that wins our contest will also receive a $50 award and four free issues of the Magazine.
One Act Play Submission
Send a short play in Word format. 4,000 word maximum.
Essay, Memoir or Narrative Non-Fiction
Send a single work in Word format. 4,000 word maximum.
Submit up to 10 minutes of video by sending us a link. Pieces should be of high quality and already edited. Videos should be designed for the video medium rather than recordings of live performances. We are interested in video poetry, video art, installation art, film, music, dance, theatrical or performance art videos or videos about the creative process.
Pending payment, all submissions will receive a response shortly after our submission deadline. If your work is selected you will be asked for biographical information and we will work with you to make sure that your work is displayed in a way that makes you happy. If you are not already a subscriber, you will receive the issue of Synkroniciti Magazine that features it for free. We are approaching the point at which we will be able to pay an honorarium but cannot promise this yet.
If your work is selected we request the right to publish it in both the e-book and blog-style versions of Synkroniciti Magazine. If it is later selected for Imprint, we will contact you at that time to ask for the right to publish it again. All other rights remain your own.