Sensitive Skin Magazine

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Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Sensitive Skin features writing (fiction, poetry, memoirs, essays, and reviews) as well as art and music, without rules or boundaries, by both famous and emerging artists, writers, and musicians from around the globe. We were originally a print magazine, but switched to online only in 2016 - print was just too expensive and unwieldly (The print issues are still available on-demand on Amazon). We do, however, continue to publish books in print (on-demand and as e-books); so far we've published 15 books - novels, memoirs, poetry, and translations. Our 16th book, THE ABSENCE OF ANGELS, by Christian X. Hunter, will be released March 15, 2023. I've enclosed the cover as a "recent issue." You can find a complete list of our books here: Our History: Sensitive Skin began as a print venture from New York’s Lower East Side in the 1991, and published such literary luminaries such as Richard Hell, Steve Cannon, Jack Micheline, Penny Arcade, John Farris, Eileen Myles, Lynne Tillman, Patrick McGrath, Bob Holman, Maggie Estep, Emily XYZ, Herbert Huncke and Joel Rose. Sensitive Skin was reborn in the summer of 2010, and has since presented original work by esteemed writers, artists and musicians such as Samuel R. Delaney, Gary Indiana, Sharon Mesmer, Charles Gatewood, Gretchen Faust, Alex Katz, Peter Blauner, Hal Sirowitz, Arthur Nersesian, Maggie Estep, Michael A. Gonzales, Fred Frith, Evelyn Bencicova, Marc Olmsted, Thurston Moore, Iggy Pop, Winston Smith, Sue Rynski, Steve Dalachinsky, Marty Thau, Justine Frischmann, Craig Clevenger, Darius James, Stewart Home, Michael A. Gonzales, Wanda Phipps, Jim Krusoe, Drew Hubner, Melissa Febos, Stephen Lack, Max Blagg, Patricia Eakins, Díre McCain, Rob Roberge, Erika Schickel, John S. Hall, Kevin Rafferty, Elliott Sharp, Mike Hudson, James Greer, Ruby Ray, William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg. You can find a complete history here:

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Primary Editor/Contact Person
Bernard Meisler
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Submissions Policy
SEND SUBMISSIONS TO: [email protected] Short stories, essays and reviews: No more than 1 piece at a time, with a maximum of 5000 words, in Microsoft Word format, double spaced (No PDFs!). For reviews (books, films, events) or novel excerpts, please include cover art. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please notify us ASAP if your work is accepted elsewhere. Poetry: We do not accept unsolicited poetry. Artwork (paintings, photographs, drawings, etc.): Minimum of 3 pieces, maximum of 12 pieces. Submit artwork in print-ready format – either .png or high-quality jpeg. Minimum dimensions are 1600 pixels, on the shortest side. Please include a short (25-500 words) description of the work or some kind of artistic statement. Video: Supply a link to YouTube or Vimeo for us to embed. Please include a short (25-500 words) description of the work or some kind of artistic statement. Music: You can submit musical work via links to YouTube, Spotify, Bandcamp, etc., but if accepted, we will need copies of the work in high-quality mp3 format. Please include a short (25-500 words) description of the work or some kind of artistic statement. Promotion: We do all of our promotion via word of mouth, a monthly email and social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc). so please join our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Payment: Sorry, we are unable to pay our contributors at this time. If you are included in one of our print anthologies, payment will be made in copies only. USAGE AND OWNERSHIP: Ownership of all submissions reverts to the authors upon publication. Please do note, however, that we reserve the right to publish each issue and any work submitted to us in various formats – web, print, Kindle, both known and unknown media, etc., and to use any published or unpublished submissions as part of future print and/or digital anthologies.
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