Apogee Journal Reading Periods: July & January of Each Year
Our reading period for Apogee Issue 17 is now closed. We’ll be reading for nonfiction, fiction, and poetry again during the month of January, 2023 (January 1 – February 1). To submit flash, interviews, and reviews to Perigee, please see this page.
Apogee is a journal of literature and art that engages with identity politics, including but not limited to: race, gender, sexuality, class, ability, and intersectional identities. We are a biannual publication featuring fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art, as well as a digital platform for reviews, interviews, flash, and more. Our goals are twofold: to publish fresh work that interrogates the status quo, and to provide a platform for underrepresented voices, prioritizing artists and writers of color.
Working toward these goals, our fiction team is piloting several initiatives. Go here to 1. read what the team looks for (and other FAQ) and 2. complete a Submitter Form. Then submit your work at the Apogee Journal Submission Manager. You must complete the Submitter Form and submit your manuscript for us to consider your fiction. Please note, these steps apply only for fiction submissions. For guidelines on how to share poetry and nonfiction, please see below.
We often receive work from over-represented perspectives whose primary goal is to interrogate its privilege or come to terms with the “other.” Please note: this is not the work we seek to elevate at Apogee. We look for work that centers the experience of marginalized perspectives. We want to foster work that addresses the politics of identity, such as migration, diaspora, multiculturalism, privilege, hierarchy, oppression, though these themes are not a requirement for publication. We believe the exploration of perspectives and voices that are mostly unheard and ignored is a political act itself. To read our mission statement, please visit this page.
- All work must be previously unpublished.
- Cover letters are optional.
- Please include a current bio.
- We accept simultaneous submissions. Please notify us if your work has been accepted elsewhere.
- For prose submissions, please send a maximum of 5,000 words, in either .doc or .docx format.
- Please send only one piece per reading period.
- Please send a maximum of five poems in the same document, either .doc, .docx, or .pdf format.
Check out our past issues to get a sense of the journal before sharing your work with us. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and if you have any questions email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to reading your work!