We welcome unsolicited submissions from July 1 to November 1, 2018. We look forward to considering your work!

See genre guidelines below for specific info. All submissions must be previously unpublished.

Accessibility note: if Submittable is not accessible to you, please contact the appropriate genre editor via email for accommodation instructions.

In conjunction with the Blanton Museum of Art and its permanent installation, Ellsworth Kelly's Austin, we are seeking ekphrastic and/or inspired work operating in direct response to Austin

Artists and writers who have visited this incredible space on UT's campus and found it artistically stimulating are welcome to upload their work here. 

Guidelines: Original, unpublished work only. Most genres and standard file formats are acceptable. (Please see the note on the Upload File button below about samples and file types.) 

We are open to poems, sketches, stories, researched/scholarly articles, visual art, songs, or just about anything. Surprise us!

Selected pieces may be featured on our website, or perhaps hosted on the Blanton's website or promotional materials. Some pieces may be featured in our next issue. 

Please specify in your cover letter how your submission is directly inspired by or in conversation with Austin. 

Do not upload work that clearly belongs in our general submission categories. (For example, no previously finished stories or poems where you've squeezed in a reference to Austin at the last minute.) We won't consider these. 

Show us how Austin has influenced you and your craft!


Nadia Froese        Carlina Duan        Sam Herschel Wein       Arisa White

Sophia Parnok translated by Rainie Oet       Meghan Plunkett

Spencer Williams       Jeffrey McDaniel        MTN       Justin Carter

Brad Trumpfheller     Jose Hernandez Diaz     EG Asher 

Rachel Glaser      Timothy Otte      Michelle Dominique Burke

Julia Edwards       Jessica Cuello       Robin Rahija       Andrew Hemmert

Kyle Flak       Rennie Ament       Audra Puchalski       Jihun Yun


Elena Britos      Scott Garson      Nneoma Ike-Njoku

DJ Thielke        Katherine Churchill 

Ryan Habermeyer


Lee Anne Gallaway-Mitchell       Victoria Ritvo


Hannah Lee      Rick Newton      Michelle A. M. Miller

Valentyna Grenier      Ilana Harris-Babou     Nora Normile

Charles Pratt


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