Barzakh Magazine is a multi-genre journal with an internationalist stance. We are affiliated with SUNY Albany's English Department.

Submissions for our 2021 issue will be open from November 1, 2020 - March 1, 2021. 

We will be accepting general submissions in addition to submissions for our special themed section, "Invisibility." Please read our submission guidelines on our website carefully before submitting. We will respond to all submissions for our 2021 issue by May 1st. 

We’re currently accepting original art, poetry, and (short) prose submissions for publication in the new Barzakh newsletter that will launch in September of 2021!

Genre-specific Guidelines:

  • Prose (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction/Essay/Criticism) – One single submission including up to 1500 words total (one piece or multiple flash pieces).
  • Poetry – One single submission including up to 5 poems
  • Multigenre/Hybrid/Digital Work – One single submission including up to 5 works
  • Visual Art – One single submission including up to 6 pieces.

Other Guidelines:

Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please let us know immediately if your piece is accepted elsewhere. Be sure to include a brief third-person biography, in a language of your choice, with your cover letter so that we may properly credit your work should it be accepted. Barzakh is currently a non-paying market.

In the interest of accessibility, we accept submissions by postal mail. If you would like to submit by mail, please send your work to the address below. Typed manuscripts are preferred, but we will also accept handwritten work. Snail mail submissions are always free, but if you would like your manuscript returned to you be sure to include a self-addressed & stamped envelope:

Barzakh Magazine

c/o Connor Syrewicz

Department of English, HU 374

University at Albany, SUNY

1400 Washington Ave.

Albany, NY 12222

We’re currently accepting original art, poetry, and (short) prose submissions for publication in the new Barzakh newsletter that will launch in September of 2021!

Genre-specific Guidelines:

  • Prose (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction/Essay/Criticism) – One single submission including up to 1500 words total (one piece or multiple flash pieces).
  • Poetry – One single submission including up to 5 poems
  • Multigenre/Hybrid/Digital Work – One single submission including up to 5 works
  • Visual Art – One single submission including up to 6 pieces.

Other Guidelines:

Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please let us know immediately if your piece is accepted elsewhere. Be sure to include a brief third-person biography, in a language of your choice, with your cover letter so that we may properly credit your work should it be accepted. Barzakh is currently a non-paying market.

In the interest of accessibility, we accept submissions by postal mail. If you would like to submit by mail, please send your work to the address below. Typed manuscripts are preferred, but we will also accept handwritten work. Snail mail submissions are always free, but if you would like your manuscript returned to you be sure to include a self-addressed & stamped envelope:

Barzakh Magazine

c/o Connor Syrewicz

Department of English, HU 374

University at Albany, SUNY

1400 Washington Ave.

Albany, NY 12222

We’re currently accepting original art, poetry, and (short) prose submissions for publication in the new Barzakh newsletter that will launch in September of 2021!

Genre-specific Guidelines:

  • Prose (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction/Essay/Criticism) – One single submission including up to 1500 words total (one piece or multiple flash pieces).
  • Poetry – One single submission including up to 5 poems
  • Multigenre/Hybrid/Digital Work – One single submission including up to 5 works
  • Visual Art – One single submission including up to 6 pieces.

Other Guidelines:

Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please let us know immediately if your piece is accepted elsewhere. Be sure to include a brief third-person biography, in a language of your choice, with your cover letter so that we may properly credit your work should it be accepted. Barzakh is currently a non-paying market.

In the interest of accessibility, we accept submissions by postal mail. If you would like to submit by mail, please send your work to the address below. Typed manuscripts are preferred, but we will also accept handwritten work. Snail mail submissions are always free, but if you would like your manuscript returned to you be sure to include a self-addressed & stamped envelope:

Barzakh Magazine

c/o Connor Syrewicz

Department of English, HU 374

University at Albany, SUNY

1400 Washington Ave.

Albany, NY 12222

We’re currently accepting original art, poetry, and (short) prose submissions for publication in the new Barzakh newsletter that will launch in September of 2021!

Genre-specific Guidelines:

  • Prose (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction/Essay/Criticism) – One single submission including up to 1500 words total (one piece or multiple flash pieces).
  • Poetry – One single submission including up to 5 poems
  • Multigenre/Hybrid/Digital Work – One single submission including up to 5 works
  • Visual Art – One single submission including up to 6 pieces.

Other Guidelines:

Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please let us know immediately if your piece is accepted elsewhere. Be sure to include a brief third-person biography, in a language of your choice, with your cover letter so that we may properly credit your work should it be accepted. Barzakh is currently a non-paying market.

In the interest of accessibility, we accept submissions by postal mail. If you would like to submit by mail, please send your work to the address below. Typed manuscripts are preferred, but we will also accept handwritten work. Snail mail submissions are always free, but if you would like your manuscript returned to you be sure to include a self-addressed & stamped envelope:

Barzakh Magazine

c/o Connor Syrewicz

Department of English, HU 374

University at Albany, SUNY

1400 Washington Ave.

Albany, NY 12222

Barzakh Magazine