PLEASE NOTE: OUR SUBMISSION POLICY HAS CHANGED SINCE FORMER ISSUES:
NOTE: WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE HORROR ISSUE
LIES/ISLE is currently planning the following upcoming themed issues, which we are now accepting submissions for. The upcoming themed issues will be HORROR
, to be published next, and THE DESERT
, to be edited & selected by M. Kitchell alone, which will be published after. We will also be publishing an unthemed issue.
For the themed issues, submissions will remain open until we have 10-15 pieces that we are interested in publishing. When you are submitting to a themed issue, please include the theme you are submitting to in the subject line of your email. If you do not include a theme listed in your subject line, no matter how much it might fit a theme, we will assume the submission is intended for an unthemed issue and treat it as such.
Submissions not to theme will be read at a lower priority than themed submissions. This is due to our desire, as a magazine, to curate our issues into a pointed body of work. Most magazines are unthemed: we are not most magazines. However, we understand that there is an abundance of experimental and boundary pushing work being created that does not fit a theme, and we do not want to stay closed to these eccentricities. As such, we will begin publishing an unthemed issue once a year. It is likely the our unthemed issues will be less curated and instead simply exist as collections of work that we like.
Submit your work to SUBMISSIONS (AT) LIESISLE (DOT) COM.
We accept multiple & simultaneous submissions, but let us know if your story gets published somewhere else before we've had a chance to respond to you.
We have no specific submission rules. However, due to the fact that we are an online publication, we encourage you to consider the medium in your submission. Consider the attention span of somebody viewing work online versus someone viewing work on the printed page. Consider the potentialities that the freedom of the web offers: you can embed video, sound, images, text changes, you can have a word that is 2000 characters long. There is no page to limit your spatial exploration to on the internet. On the internet you can scroll both vertically and horizontally as far and wide as need be. We want to publish texts & hybrid works that are as visually interesting as they are attuned to language. We are open to any form and medium that can exist on the internet. Here is a list of vague forms that we have yet to encounter that we are interested in:
- Plans for a fictional architecture
- Hypter-text work
- Multi-'screened' video & film
- Animated-Gif heavy narratives
- Text-based RPGs
Count on this list to expand.