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 All submissions must be previously unpublished.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Guidelines: Original, unpublished work only.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!


Kimberly Quiogue Andrews      Mary Jo Bang      Hera Lindsay Bird

Sarah Blake      Luther Hughes      Julia Leverone 

Daniel Levin      Aditi Machado      Justin Phillip Reed

C. Samuel Rees      Baek Seok      Francisco “Paco” Urondo 

L. Vella      Allison Benis White      Emily Jungmin Yoon


Tyler Barton      Michael Chaney      Raven Leilani

Amy Neswald      Ryan Shek      Shilpi Suneja

Kellie Wells


Madison Smartt Bell      Victoria Blanco      Christina Rivera Cogswell

Ron Currie Jr.      Aja Gabel      Sara Greenslit

Mohsin Hamid      Tracey Lien      Kathryn Nuernberger

Naomi Shihab Nye      Gin Phillips


Marcel Alcalá      Bryan Graf      Emily Jones

Jocelyn Lee      Savanna Pettengill      MaKenna Pope

Cheryle St. Onge      Alison Veit      Cameron Welch


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