Submissions closed August 31 for issue 7, Fall 2022.

​**Please check back in spring 2023 for a new general submissions call.**

Smoke and mold invites submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and work across genres to Issue 7. Submissions will be accepted from August 17 - 31. 


Prose: Up to 4,000 words, double-spaced. Please submit either a Word doc or PDF.


Poetry: Submit up to 3 poems at a time. Please submit either a Word doc or PDF.


Visual work: Submit a PDF either as an attachment or Dropbox link.


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This is a general issue with no theme. However, if you’re unfamiliar with our mission, you can learn more about us here before submitting, or look through our previous 6 issues. We aim to publish work that pushes at the edges of what it means to be trans and (un)natural, alive and uncategorizable, embodied and unsteady. 


Our issues are small, featuring 4-8 authors/artists at a time, so that we can give individualized editorial attention to each piece, and so that readers are encouraged to engage with a whole issue. All submissions will be read and receive a timely response, usually within 4-6 weeks. 


Please include a short bio in your cover letter. Prior publications are not a requirement, and we are proud of being the first publication for many of our contributors. 


We do accept simultaneous submissions, just please let us know if the piece is first accepted elsewhere.


All contributors are paid $100USD upon publication.