Tell us a tale as old as time, capture the beauty within the beasts you see. Are there any mythical animals in your neighbourhood? Like a medieval bestiary, we’re looking to collect the odd, the uncanny, the unreal between our pages, along with the moral lessons they carry. Have you been awestruck by a creature you have yet to meet? Beasts, like monsters, can be human. We want to read about your beasts, the imaginary and the real, we want to behold visual masterpieces of creatures we have never seen.
*Poems related to any and all creatures are welcome, including but not limited to unusual animals, mythical creatures, local cryptids or legends, etc. Our theme is but a mere guideline, and we love and encourage experimentation and new ideas. If you are unsure if your poem will be a good fit, feel free to send us an inquiry or better yet, just send it!
Deadline for submissions is March 1st, 2021.
ISSUE 2 THEME: BESTIARY
WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR
At Horse Egg Literary, we are always on the lookout for:
- unique perspectives
- accurate, sensory, specific detail
- the unexpected & experimental
- your imagination on a page
We are currently accepting unsolicited poetry submissions. We especially want to hear from BIPOC authors, the LGBTQIA2S+ community, neurodivergent individuals, people with disabilities, and other marginalized voices.
Horse Egg Literary is a space dedicated to the safety and protection of our contributors & readership. We will absolutely NOT accept:
- abusive language, prejudice, harassment or hate speech
- plagiarism of any kind
- discrimination in the form of any and all of the following: racism, xenophobia, classism, misogyny, sexism, queerphobia, ableism, fatphobia, and religious intolerance.
We retain the right to remove any works by authors who reveal to hold such views or who threaten the safety of our online community.
Send 1-5 of your best poems (under 500 words per poem) to firstname.lastname@example.org in a single .pdf or .doc file. Poems should adhere to the current theme more or less; use your discretion.
We are currently accepting 1-5 visual art pieces per contributor. Send your garden-themed illustrations and/or photography to email@example.com in one email (separate file attachments are fine). Files must be sent in a .pdf or .png file, along with a brief artist statement about the piece.
Please let us know immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. If you do not hear back from us within 6 weeks of submitting your work, feel free to send us an inquiry at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions that do not follow our guidelines will not be considered.
Unfortunately, we cannot pay our contributors at this time, as we are two broke girls who are just beginning their journey in the lit mag community. We hope to do so in the future. Until then, we thank you for your work, and we hope our gratitude is enough.