Stirring is open for submissions of creative work from all writing genres and a variety of visual art media. We are continually striving to publish underserved voices, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and other marginalized beings. We do not consider translations or previously published pieces. We are currently not accepting books for review but would still love to read reviews you have written.
We enjoy short poems, long poems, flash fiction, memoirs, form, prose, narrative, lyrical, etc. Stirring is a journal with several editors who all contribute their individual input for each issue. The joy of Stirring is the confluence of our diverse opinions. Of course, keeping up with Stirring, as well as reading a few of our previous issues, will give you the best idea of what we are looking for in written work. Visual art submissions may range from images of your 2-D work or 3-D pieces. We are open to select 4-D or video art submissions if they suit our needs.
We welcome simultaneous submissions. However, you must inform us immediately if your work has been accepted elsewhere. We do not consider previously published work. Please refrain from sending multiple submission to us as they will not be considered for publication.
We request that all written work be submitted in the body of your email. No attachments, please. Additionally, please include a brief third-person bio in your submission.
Book Reviews: Up to 700 words sent to Katie Culligan at email@example.com
Poetry: Up to 5 poems sent to Luci Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fiction: Up to 5,000 words sent to Shaun Turner at email@example.com
Nonfiction: Up to 5,000 words sent to Ada Wofford at firstname.lastname@example.org
Art: Between 5 and 10 individual files attached and/or a link to your portfolio sent to Stephanie Phillips at email@example.com
If you get published with Stirring, we obtain First Serial Rights of your work during the time it appears on our website’s current issue. When the new quarterly issue goes up, the rights revert back to you. We also hold the right to re-print your piece in any further issues of Stirring or any print anthologies back by Sundress.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us here.