There are presently no open calls for submissions.
We're thrilled you have found your way here. If you are submitting your work it is because someone from the Aster(ix) collective has invited you to do so.
Unless you have been formally invited by one of our editors we will not be looking at your submissions until we have an open reading period. Our next open submissions period will be in Spring 2020. Dates TBA. Please sign up to our newsletter or social media for the announcement.
What we are looking for in submissions are works that will take part in some of “the best conversations the world has to offer.” Work that speaks beyond the trends of the current moment, that listens to the past and looks to the future. We are especially interested in work that is unconventional, international, urgent, lyrical, difficult, delicious and of differing aesthetics. In this time of lightning communications we want to read writing that is thoughtful and not necessarily certain.
Throughout the year, we publish works online and also produce two thematic anthologies, both in print and later online. We do accept reprints but you must have retained or regained the rights to your work. Submissions will be carefully reviewed, but responses may take several months. We are an all volunteer staff. Please do let us know immediately if you have found another venue for your work.
Submittable will allow you to upload your piece, and log in to check on its status at any time. Cover letters should provide contact information, your bio and state the genre and title of the submission. Letters should also acknowledge the editor who invited you to submit. Feel free to provide any other information you would like us to know about your work.
Although we don't pay our writers for pieces published online, we do offer a contributor copy (when budget permits) for works published in print.
When you publish with Aster(ix) you agree to grant us first serial rights. Once your piece is published, rights revert back to you and you can republish it. We just ask you to give Aster(ix) credit.