Cotton Xenomorph: Now Seeking Submissions

Written by Ella Peary

A new, fast-growing online literary journal offering brilliant poetry and fiction as an alternative to the language of oppression. Cotton Xenomorph hopes to broadcast new voices and contribute to conversations on social justice. You can get an idea of what they publish by reading the journal online.

Cotton Xenomorph is published online on a rolling basis, and they accept submissions year-round. Authors should limit their submission to one genre, and should only send one submission at a time. Authors who are published in Cotton Xenomorph should wait at least three months from publication before submitting again. Those whose work is turned down should wait at least a month before submitting again.

Poets may submit three to five poems. Authors of fiction may submit up to two flashes, 1,500 words or fewer each. They do not accept translations. All submissions should be accompanied by a third-person bio, 300 words or fewer.

Cotton Xenomorph is also seeking craft essays for their ongoing “Manifestos” series. Authors may submit essays listing and explaining six of their personal “rules” of craft. You can read about the series here.

Cotton Xenomorph accepts submissions via email, but not online or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that authors withdraw work published elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work. If you would like to learn more or submit to Cotton Xenomorph, please visit their website here.