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Taking Submissions: Kanstellation Volume 4: Community Through Tech

May 4, 2020

Deadline: May 4th, 2020
Payment: $30 for each accepted submission
Theme: Digital Fingers, Digital Roots, Digital Families


Digital Fingers, Digital Roots, Digital Families

In times of crisis, certain parts of us are put on hold, and other pieces may begin to come into play. Families crop up where they need to, communities fill new space. One thousand pairs of hands clap in unison and you step onto the narrow flap of a sun-starved balcony for one of only a handful of times. Turns out there are stars in this city, odors of plant-life rising from the tiles. Roads become rivers you cannot ford, the light from the window opposite feels further away than the world’s first telephone call. But we can still synchronize; we are still mass movements, one hopeful world of applause in the night.

Our digital selves are never met with solitude; our digital selves are held by others’ digital arms, nets that buoy us when, otherwise, we might feel most alone. Many of us live online. We are the internet, an uprising of webpages tugging and turning us into new formations. What are we making with it, with each other? How many interiors can we unite within these collective spaces?

Issue 4 of Kanstellation asks for reflections around the theme of what digital families and communities mean to you. How do you express and define your selves within and through the digital roots you’ve found or inherited?

General Submission Guidelines


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All submissions must be previously unpublished works (this includes publications on your own website or blog).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 $30 for each accepted submission, paid upon acceptance via PayPal only. WE ARE ONLY ACCEPTING ONE PIECE PER SUBMITTOR.


We are accepting the following forms of poetry: experimental/hybrid, prose poetry, found poetry, cycles of micropoetry, and poetry written in a non-English language, with the requirement that an English translation accompany the original. We are not currently considering long form, haiku, erasure, or visual poetry for publication.

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

Flash fiction and flash nonfiction

Min: 350 words. Max: 1,200 words.

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

Short Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Essay

Min: 1,200 words. Max: 1,800 words.

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

We are no longer accepting artwork submissions or visual poetry.

Our Mission

Kanstellation is committed to publishing the work of both emerging and experienced writers and poets. We are particularly interested in writing that challenges traditional genre boundaries. We strongly encourage work by writers from all walks of life, and from all over the world. Kanstellation does not consider pieces that feature graphic sexual and/or violent content, that are plagiarized, or that are discriminatory in nature. Please include a content warning if this applies to any of your pieces.

If Kanstellation has previously published your work, please wait until two issues have gone live before submitting to us again (i.e.: if we published you in issue two, wait until issue four has passed to submit). We are not accepting manuscript submissions at this time.

We look forward to reading your work! In the meantime, please follow us on Twitter @kanstellation and Instagram @kanstellationmag for news, updates, calls for submission, and anything in between, and help spread the word about us to your family and friends. Thank you so much for your support!

Via: Kanstellation.


May 4, 2020