Mandala Journal: Now Seeking Submissions

Written by Ella Peary | November 17, 2016

Mandala Journal is an online, multicultural literary arts journal launched in 2009, produced by the students at the University of Georgia’s Institute for African American Studies. They publish poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art, as well as experimental and cross-genre work such as graphic literature. They are especially interested in literature that examines movements within culture, politics, and personal identity. Mandala Journal celebrates diversity, and publishes work showcasing a wide variety of experiences, perspectives, and aesthetic expressions. Submitting authors are encouraged to read past issues online, as well as Mandala Journal’s mission statement, to get a sense of their vision and values.

Mandala Journal is published each spring online, as well as in print as a limited edition chapbook containing a curated selection of the journal’s online content. Each online edition contains work from around 40 authors. Right now through February 7, 2017, they are seeking submissions for their thirteenth edition. Submitting authors can expect a response within about one to two months.

Poets may submit up to five poems. Fiction and nonfiction authors may submit up to three pieces. Mandala Journal also encourages submissions in other genres, such as one act plays or works of graphic literature, as well as experimental submissions that defy genre. They are open to anything.

Mandala Journal accepts submissions online, but not via post or email. They accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that authors immediately withdraw work published elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work.

If you would like to learn more or submit to Mandala, please visit their website at http://mandala.uga.edu/submit.php.