Half Mystic: Now Accepting Submissions

Written by Ella Peary | February 25, 2016

Half Mystic is a new online journal dedicated to exploring the intersection of language and music. They are interested in all forms of writing that pertain to music and express musicality by exploring the ineffable. They like writing that grapples with paradox, grey space, the incomprehensible in-between, harmonious dissonance, and infinite finitude. In addition to poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, they also publish song lyrics, songs, music videos, and artwork. To get a sense of their style, you can explore their blog.

Half Mystic is published biannually and accepts submissions on a rolling basis. Right now, they are accepting submissions for their first issue: Allegro. Submissions for this issue should deal with the idea of the fast tempo, the skipping pulse, or the dire escape. Creative interpretations are welcome.

Authors of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction may submit up to three pieces in each genre, 2,000 words or fewer. Musicians may submit up to three music videos and/or three songs, seven minutes or less, and should include lyrics with their submissions. At the moment, Half Mystic only accepts pieces in English, and they do not currently accept translations. Submitting writers can expect a response within about two weeks.

Half Mystic accepts submissions via email, but not online or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that writers withdraw work published elsewhere.

If you would like to learn more or submit to Half Mystic, please visit their website at http://halfmystic.com/subguidelines.