Our second issue will bookend our first issue with the theme “Connections.” We are looking for exquisite prose, poetry, and artwork that reflects, resonates, and reimagines this theme. The editorial body is especially drawn to inventive explorations of what connection can mean and might newly mean to authors and artists. Concepts like kinship, joinings of all kinds, making or preserving contact, discovering parallels, and finding bearings are all rich ground for study here. We highly encourage creative evocations and deconstructions, fresh spins and old ideas made new.

Sentience accepts:

  • Fiction and creative non-fiction submissions of up to 5000 words. Submit individual short stories and essays separately; flash fiction may be grouped into a single document, with a limit of three pieces per submission. We do not accept previously published work, translations, or novel/memoir excerpts which do not stand on their own.
  • Poetry – individual poems should be grouped into a single document, with a limit of five poems per submission. Prose poetry submissions are subject to the 5000 word limit above.
  • Art – including original photography and mixed-genre pieces, which resonates with the theme of the issue. Please limit to five pieces per submission.

The submission window for Issue 2 is now closed.

Please include a cover letter with your submission which includes your correct and current contact information as well as a short bio.

The editorial body cannot give exact estimates of response time and cannot promise comments or notes on pieces submitted, but will review every submission carefully and with due consideration.

Thank you for submitting to Sentience and we look forward to reading your work!