We welcome previously unpublished, unsolicited general submissions of fiction, poetry, essays, comics, and works in translation between January 20 and April 20. In the fall, we accept submissions for our themed issue between August 20 and November 20. While we are no longer open to free submissions, we are happy to offer waivers to those identifying as BIPOC or in need of financial assistance. For more information on how to apply, please email editor@arkint.org.

Prose submissions should be no more than 8,000 words, poem packets no more than five poems, and we ask that excerpts from longer works be self-contained. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, provided we are notified in the event that a piece is accepted elsewhere. Please do not submit more than a single story, essay, or poem packet until you have heard back from us about your previous submission.

If you are submitting multiple pieces, please put them together in one submission. Since the number we can receive every month is capped, subsequent submissions will have to be returned unread.

Submissions of translated works must include a copy of the original text. If there are extenuating circumstances that prevent you from including a copy of the original text at the time of your submission, please note that in the cover letter. 

Before submitting translations of works that are not in the public domain, translators should identify the rights holder and obtain a statement that the rights to publish an English translation are available.

The Arkansas International cannot consider work from anyone currently or recently affiliated with the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, which includes those who have studied or worked there within the past 4 years.

At this time we are not accepting unsolicited book reviews or interviews for the Arkansas International website or print journal.

Contributors will be paid $20 a printed page (capped at $250) and receive two complementary copies of the journal.

We accept electronic submissions only, via Submittable here:


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​​The Arkansas International is excited to announce the Body Issue. We’re interested in queer bodies, trans bodies, racialized bodies, gendered and genderless. (Dis)embodiment, the body politic, bodies of work, and bodies of water. The ways that bodies grow and change and force us to confront our physical limits and mortality. Bodies are sources of pleasure and pain. They mark similarity and difference. Send us your fleshiest and most corporeal works of previously unpublished fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and translation between August 20 - November 20.

Prose submissions should be no more than 8,000 words, poem packets no more than five poems, and we ask that excerpts from longer works be self-contained. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, provided we are notified in the event that a piece is accepted elsewhere. Please do not submit more than a single story, essay, or poem packet until you have heard back from us about your previous submission.

If you are submitting multiple pieces, please put them together in one submission. Since the number we can receive every month is capped, subsequent submissions will have to be returned unread.

Submissions of translated works must include a copy of the original text. If there are extenuating circumstances that prevent you from including a copy of the original text at the time of your submission, please note that in the cover letter. 

Before submitting translations of works that are not in the public domain, translators should identify the rights holder and obtain a statement that the rights to publish an English translation are available.

The Arkansas International cannot consider work from anyone currently or recently affiliated with the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, which includes those who have studied or worked there within the past 4 years.

While we are no longer open to free submissions, we are happy to offer waivers to those identifying as BIPOC or in need of financial assistance. For more information on how to apply, please email editor@arkint.org.

Contributors will be paid $20 a printed page (capped at $250) and receive two complementary copies of the journal.

We accept electronic submissions only, via Submittable here:

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​​The Arkansas International is excited to announce the Body Issue. We’re interested in queer bodies, trans bodies, racialized bodies, gendered and genderless. (Dis)embodiment, the body politic, bodies of work, and bodies of water. The ways that bodies grow and change and force us to confront our physical limits and mortality. Bodies are sources of pleasure and pain. They mark similarity and difference. Send us your fleshiest and most corporeal works of previously unpublished fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and translation between August 20 - November 20.

Prose submissions should be no more than 8,000 words, poem packets no more than five poems, and we ask that excerpts from longer works be self-contained. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, provided we are notified in the event that a piece is accepted elsewhere. Please do not submit more than a single story, essay, or poem packet until you have heard back from us about your previous submission.

If you are submitting multiple pieces, please put them together in one submission. Since the number we can receive every month is capped, subsequent submissions will have to be returned unread.

Submissions of translated works must include a copy of the original text. If there are extenuating circumstances that prevent you from including a copy of the original text at the time of your submission, please note that in the cover letter. 

Before submitting translations of works that are not in the public domain, translators should identify the rights holder and obtain a statement that the rights to publish an English translation are available.

The Arkansas International cannot consider work from anyone currently or recently affiliated with the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, which includes those who have studied or worked there within the past 4 years.

While we are no longer open to free submissions, we are happy to offer waivers to those identifying as BIPOC or in need of financial assistance. For more information on how to apply, please email editor@arkint.org.

Contributors will be paid $20 a printed page (capped at $250) and receive two complementary copies of the journal.

We accept electronic submissions only, via Submittable here:

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​​The Arkansas International is excited to announce the Body Issue. We’re interested in queer bodies, trans bodies, racialized bodies, gendered and genderless. (Dis)embodiment, the body politic, bodies of work, and bodies of water. The ways that bodies grow and change and force us to confront our physical limits and mortality. Bodies are sources of pleasure and pain. They mark similarity and difference. Send us your fleshiest and most corporeal works of previously unpublished fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and translation between August 20 - November 20th.

Prose submissions should be no more than 8,000 words, poem packets no more than five poems, and we ask that excerpts from longer works be self-contained. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, provided we are notified in the event that a piece is accepted elsewhere. Please do not submit more than a single story, essay, or poem packet until you have heard back from us about your previous submission.

If you are submitting multiple pieces, please put them together in one submission. Since the number we can receive every month is capped, subsequent submissions will have to be returned unread.

Submissions of translated works must include a copy of the original text. If there are extenuating circumstances that prevent you from including a copy of the original text at the time of your submission, please note that in the cover letter. 

Before submitting translations of works that are not in the public domain, translators should identify the rights holder and obtain a statement that the rights to publish an English translation are available.

The Arkansas International cannot consider work from anyone currently or recently affiliated with the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, which includes those who have studied or worked there within the past 4 years.

While we are no longer open to free submissions, we are happy to offer waivers to those identifying as BIPOC or in need of financial assistance. For more information on how to apply, please email editor@arkint.org.

Contributors will be paid $20 a printed page (capped at $250) and receive two complementary copies of the journal.

We accept electronic submissions only, via Submittable here:

Ends on $4.00
$4.00

​​The Arkansas International is excited to announce the Body Issue. We’re interested in queer bodies, trans bodies, racialized bodies, gendered and genderless. (Dis)embodiment, the body politic, bodies of work, and bodies of water. The ways that bodies grow and change and force us to confront our physical limits and mortality. Bodies are sources of pleasure and pain. They mark similarity and difference. Send us your fleshiest and most corporeal works of previously unpublished fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and translation between August 20 - November 20th.

Prose submissions should be no more than 8,000 words, poem packets no more than five poems, and we ask that excerpts from longer works be self-contained. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, provided we are notified in the event that a piece is accepted elsewhere. Please do not submit more than a single story, essay, or poem packet until you have heard back from us about your previous submission.

If you are submitting multiple pieces, please put them together in one submission. Since the number we can receive every month is capped, subsequent submissions will have to be returned unread.

Submissions of translated works must include a copy of the original text. If there are extenuating circumstances that prevent you from including a copy of the original text at the time of your submission, please note that in the cover letter. 

Before submitting translations of works that are not in the public domain, translators should identify the rights holder and obtain a statement that the rights to publish an English translation are available.

The Arkansas International cannot consider work from anyone currently or recently affiliated with the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, which includes those who have studied or worked there within the past 4 years.

While we are no longer open to free submissions, we are happy to offer waivers to those identifying as BIPOC or in need of financial assistance. For more information on how to apply, please email editor@arkint.org.

Contributors will be paid $20 a printed page (capped at $250) and receive two complementary copies of the journal.

We accept electronic submissions only, via Submittable here:

​​The Arkansas International is excited to announce the Body Issue. We’re interested in queer bodies, trans bodies, racialized bodies, gendered and genderless. (Dis)embodiment, the body politic, bodies of work, and bodies of water. The ways that bodies grow and change and force us to confront our physical limits and mortality. Bodies are sources of pleasure and pain. They mark similarity and difference. Send us your fleshiest and most corporeal works of previously unpublished fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and translation between August 20 - November 20th.

Prose submissions should be no more than 8,000 words, poem packets no more than five poems, and we ask that excerpts from longer works be self-contained. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, provided we are notified in the event that a piece is accepted elsewhere. Please do not submit more than a single story, essay, or poem packet until you have heard back from us about your previous submission.

If you are submitting multiple pieces, please put them together in one submission. Since the number we can receive every month is capped, subsequent submissions will have to be returned unread.

Submissions of translated works must include a copy of the original text. If there are extenuating circumstances that prevent you from including a copy of the original text at the time of your submission, please note that in the cover letter. 

Before submitting translations of works that are not in the public domain, translators should identify the rights holder and obtain a statement that the rights to publish an English translation are available.

The Arkansas International cannot consider work from anyone currently or recently affiliated with the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, which includes those who have studied or worked there within the past 4 years.

While we are no longer open to free submissions, we are happy to offer waivers to those identifying as BIPOC or in need of financial assistance. For more information on how to apply, please email editor@arkint.org.

Contributors will be paid $20 a printed page (capped at $250) and receive two complementary copies of the journal.

We accept electronic submissions only, via Submittable here:

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: AUGUST 25 - OCTOBER 25, 2020 

Judge: Claire Vaye Watkins

Entries for the Emerging Writer's Prize in Fiction should be a single prose work not exceeding 7,500 words. Entrants may submit more than once, but each new entry must be accompanied by a separate $20 entry fee.

Contest Guidelines:

-    Open to writers who haven’t yet published a full-length book, and who have no book forthcoming before May 1, 2022. Writers with chapbooks are allowed. Writers with a self-published book with a print run under 500 copies are allowed.
-    All work will be considered for inclusion in the print magazine.
-    Only previously unpublished work will be considered.
-    The contest will be judged blindly, so please DO NOT include your cover letter, your name, or any contact information in your uploaded document.
-    Submit your double-spaced work as a single .doc, .docx, or .pdf file.
-    Close friends of the judge, as well as anyone recently affiliated with the University of Arkansas, which includes those who have studied or worked there within the past 4 years, are ineligible.
-    $20 entry fee includes an issue of The Arkansas International (free to current subscribers).

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