We are looking for exquisite prose, poetry, and artwork that reflects, resonates, and reimagines the world around us, and we are always intrigued by creative evocations and deconstructions, fresh spins and old ideas made new. We accept creatives from all backgrounds and we especially encourage BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ writers and artists to submit.

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 total word limit above.
  • Art – including original photography and mixed-genre pieces. We are looking for evocative, atmospheric pieces which suggest story within their bounds. Please limit to five pieces per submission.

The submission window for Issue 3 is closed. The submission window for Issue 4 opens in late summer.

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!

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