Barzakh is currently accepting original art, poetry, and prose submissions for our Winter 2023 issue! We will be open for submissions from Aug. 1st to Oct. 31st, 2022, and we can't wait to read/ see what you send us!

A note about submission fees

If it's within your means, please submit using the "Tip Jar" submission form below. Submittable is expensive, and the $3 submission fee helps us to afford a limited amount of "Non-Tip-Jar" submissions that are free to those that cannot afford it. But if the submission fee is not within your means at this time, do not fret! We'd still love to consider your work. Feel free to use the "Non-Tip-Jar" submission form below. 

In either case, we can't wait to read/ see your work.

Barzakh is currently accepting original art, poetry, and prose submissions for our Winter 2023 issue! We will be open for submissions from Aug. 1st to Oct. 31st, 2022, and we can't wait to read/ see what you send us!

Genre-specific Guidelines:

  • Prose (fiction/creative nonfiction/essay/ book review/ criticism) – Please upload one text file (DOCX, PDF, RTF, etc.) including up to 6000 words total (one long piece or multiple shorter pieces).
  • Poetry – Please upload one text file (DOCX, PDF, RTF, etc.) including up to six poems.
  • Multigenre/Hybrid/Digital Work – If the submission is text-based, please upload one text file (DOCX, PDF, RTF, etc.) including as many as six hybrid pieces. If the submission is image-based, please upload as many as six image files (IMG, PNG, TIF, etc.). If you'd like these pieces to be considered for our visual-art section, please include an image list that includes the title, date, size, medium, and year of each piece you submit.
  • Visual Art – Please upload as many as six image files (IMG, PNG, TIF, etc.). Please include an image list that includes the title, date, size, medium, and year of each piece you submit.

Other Guidelines:

Simultaneous submissions are welcome and encouraged, 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 is currently accepting original art, poetry, and prose submissions for our Winter 2023 issue! We will be open for submissions from Aug. 1st to Oct. 31st, 2022, and we can't wait to read/ see what you send us!

Genre-specific Guidelines:

  • Prose (fiction/creative nonfiction/essay/ book review/ criticism) – Please upload one text file (DOCX, PDF, RTF, etc.) including up to 6000 words total (one long piece or multiple shorter pieces).
  • Poetry – Please upload one text file (DOCX, PDF, RTF, etc.) including up to six poems.
  • Multigenre/Hybrid/Digital Work – If the submission is text-based, please upload one text file (DOCX, PDF, RTF, etc.) including as many as six hybrid pieces. If the submission is image-based, please upload as many as six image files (IMG, PNG, TIF, etc.). If you'd like these pieces to be considered for our visual-art section, please include an image list that includes the title, date, size, medium, and year of each piece you submit.
  • Visual Art – Please upload as many as six image files (IMG, PNG, TIF, etc.). Please include an image list that includes the title, date, size, medium, and year of each piece you submit.

Other Guidelines:

We have a limited amount of non-tip-jar submissions available to us, so please do your best only to submit one non-tip-jar submission per reading period. 

Simultaneous submissions are welcome and encouraged, 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