COUNTERCLOCK: Now Seeking Submissions

Written by Ella Peary

Launched in the summer of 2017, COUNTERCLOCK is a new online journal of literature and art. They publish poetry, fiction, nonfiction, cross-genre work, and visual art. COUNTERCLOCK aims to provide a platform for healing and empowerment through literature. They are looking for writing that articulates the infinite nuance of experience and expression. They want to showcase diversity and spotlight the many faces of humanity’s resilience. To get a sense of what they are looking for, you can read their first issue online here:

COUNTERCLOCK is published quarterly online. Right now, they are seeking submissions for their second issue. They respond to all submissions within two weeks.

Poets may submit up to five pages of poetry. COUNTERCLOCK also accepts brief films of performance poetry. Authors of prose may submit up to three works of fiction or creative nonfiction, 6,000 words or fewer each. All submissions should be accompanied by a brief third-person bio. Cover letters are optional. COUNTERCLOCK encourages authors to submit their work in multiple categories.

COUNTERCLOCK accepts submissions via email, but not online or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that authors let them know if a piece is published elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work; however, they do accept work that has been published on social media or personal websites.

They do not pay contributors right now, but hope to do so in the future. Keeping COUNTERCLOCK accessible to a diverse group of authors is important to them, so they are committed to sustaining fee-free submissions.

If you would like to learn more or submit to COUNTERCLOCK, please visit their website at