Arkana seeks and fosters a sense of shared wonder by publishing inclusive art that asks questions, explores mystery, and works to make visible the marginalized, the overlooked, and those whose voices have been silenced.
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As a journal of mysteries and marginalized voices, we’re looking for quality writing that is thought-provoking and literary. We are especially interested in work that explores the identities and experiences of those listed below:
People and writers of color, including but not limited to African Americans, Asian Americans, Indian Americans, Latinx and Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Middle Easterners, and Pacific Islanders.
Translated work and work by writers who do not live in the United States.
Women and women writers.
Inhabitants of and writers from the Delta.
Work about disability or by disabled writers.
Work by writers fifty years old or older.
The resource poor, whether urban or rural.
Those who have experienced or been impacted by incarceration.
Work about the nonhuman, or work that challenges anthropocentrism.
Work in genres not often featured in literary journals, such as hybrid pieces, illustrated narratives, and short scripts (10 to 20 pages) for the stage or screen.
Submit poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, scripts for the stage or screen, translation, artwork, or illustrated narratives through Submittable. Single submissions can include up to three poems or 4,000 words of prose. Include a brief biographical statement in the submission form and feel free to discuss how our mission statement does or does not resonate with you as an artist.
Simultaneous submissions are completely acceptable–just withdraw your submission should you find an opportunity elsewhere.
We welcome submissions by established and emerging artists unaffiliated with the University of Central Arkansas.
Please submit work not previously published online or in print.