The Arkansas International is committed to promoting both established and emerging voices. We welcome previously unpublished, unsolicited submissions of fiction, poetry, essays, comics, and works in translation between September 1 and April 1. Until we reach our monthly cap with Submittable, there will be no fee to submit (excluding translations, after we hit the cap a $4.00 submission fee will be charged to defray administrative costs). Submissions usually hit the cap around the 9th or 10th of each month.


We welcome prose submissions of up to 8,000 words, poem packets of up to five poems, and 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, which includes those who have studied or worked there within the past 4 years.

Payment will be reevaluated based on the budget of each issue. For issue four, contributors will be paid $20 a printed page (capped at $250) and in copies of the journal.


SUBMISSIONS OPEN: SEPTEMBER 7 - NOVEMBER 8, 2020

Judge: Deb Olin Unferth

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, 2021. 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).

2020 stinks. That’s why we’ve got our eyes to the future. For one issue, the Arkansas International is morphing into the Arkansas Intergalactic, an exploration of the futuristic and otherworldly. For this themed issue we’re looking for science fiction and speculative work of all genres. Send us your weird, your uncanny, your utopic or dystopic — it just might find a home in our pages.

We welcome previously unpublished, unsolicited submissions of fiction, poetry, essays, comics, and works in translation from both established and emerging voices.

These submissions will be open from September 14th until December 1st. Until we reach our monthly cap with Submittable, there will be no fee to submit (after we hit the cap a $4.00 submission fee will be charged to defray administrative costs).

We welcome prose submissions of up to 8,000 words, poem packets of up to five poems, and 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.

Payment will be reevaluated based on the budget of each issue. Contributors will be paid $20 a printed page (capped at $250) and in copies of the journal.

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The Arkansas International is committed to promoting both established and emerging voices. We welcome previously unpublished, unsolicited submissions of fiction, poetry, essays, comics, and works in translation between July 1 and May 1. Until we reach our monthly cap with Submittable, there will be no fee to submit (excluding translations, after we hit the cap a $4.00 submission fee will be charged to defray administrative costs). Submissions usually hit the cap around the 10th of each month.

We welcome prose submissions of up to 8,000 words, poem packets of up to five poems, and 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, which includes those who have studied or worked there within the past 4 years.

Payment will be reevaluated based on the budget of each issue. For issue four, contributors will be paid $20 a printed page (capped at $250) and in copies of the journal.

Ends on $4.00
$4.00

The Arkansas International is committed to promoting both established and emerging voices. We welcome previously unpublished, unsolicited submissions of fiction, poetry, essays, comics, and works in translation between July 1 and May 1. Until we reach our monthly cap with Submittable, there will be no fee to submit (excluding translations, after we hit the cap a $4.00 submission fee will be charged to defray administrative costs). Submissions usually hit the cap around the 10th of each month.


We welcome prose submissions of up to 8,000 words, poem packets of up to five poems, and 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, which includes those who have studied or worked there within the past 4 years.

Payment will be reevaluated based on the budget of each issue. For issue four, contributors will be paid $20 a printed page (capped at $250) and in copies of the journal.

Ends on $4.00
$4.00

The Arkansas International is committed to promoting both established and emerging voices. We welcome previously unpublished, unsolicited submissions of fiction, poetry, essays, comics, and works in translation between July 1 and May 1. Until we reach our monthly cap with Submittable, there will be no fee to submit (excluding translations, after we hit the cap a $4.00 submission fee will be charged to defray administrative costs). Submissions usually hit the cap around the 10th of each month.


We welcome prose submissions of up to 8,000 words, poem packets of up to five poems, and 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, which includes those who have studied or worked there within the past 4 years.

Payment will be reevaluated based on the budget of each issue. For issue four, contributors will be paid $20 a printed page (capped at $250) and in copies of the journal.

Ends on $4.00
$4.00

The Arkansas International is committed to promoting both established and emerging voices. We welcome previously unpublished, unsolicited submissions of fiction, poetry, essays, comics, and works in translation between July 1 and May 1. Until we reach our monthly cap with Submittable, there will be no fee to submit (excluding translations, after we hit the cap a $4.00 submission fee will be charged to defray administrative costs). Submissions usually hit the cap around the 10th of each month.

We welcome prose submissions of up to 8,000 words, poem packets of up to five poems, and 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, which includes those who have studied or worked there within the past 4 years.

Payment will be reevaluated based on the budget of each issue. For issue four, contributors will be paid $20 a printed page (capped at $250) and in copies of the journal.

The Arkansas International is committed to promoting both established and emerging voices. We welcome previously unpublished, unsolicited submissions of fiction, poetry, essays, comics, and works in translation between July 1 and May 1. Until we reach our monthly cap with Submittable, there will be no fee to submit (excluding translations, after we hit the cap a $4.00 submission fee will be charged to defray administrative costs). Submissions usually hit the cap around the 10th of each month.


We welcome prose submissions of up to 8,000 words, poem packets of up to five poems, and 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, which includes those who have studied or worked there within the past 4 years.

Payment will be reevaluated based on the budget of each issue. For issue four, contributors will be paid $20 a printed page (capped at $250) and in copies of the journal.

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