Thank you for your interest in Big Other.
We have published work by Pulitzer Prize winners Rae Armantrout and Forrest Gander, National Book Award winner Daniel Borzutzky, Grand Master of Science Fiction and Fantasy Samuel R. Delany, and a host of other stellar writers, including Arthur Sze, Charles Bernstein, Cole Swensen, Edwin Torres, Norman Lock, Elaine Equi, Will Alexander, Andrew Joron, John Yau, Lance Olsen, Michael Martone, Stephanie Strickland, Debra Di Blasi, Victoria Redel, Terese Svoboda, Robert Lopez, Doug Rice, Marjorie Welish, Lisa Russ Spaar, Albert Mobilio, Osama Alomar, Ken Sparling, Kim Chinquee, J. A. Tyler, Joe Milazzo, Peter Markus, Curtis White, Michael Joyce, Sarah Blackman, Louis Armand, Miranda Mellis, Aimee Parkison, Elaine Castillo, and more.
We welcome submissions in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, lyric essay, art, video, short drama, and hybrid work from both established and emerging writers and artists. We are especially interested in experimental and innovative art, literary and otherwise.
We also accept reviews, interviews, book excerpts, and craft essays.
Big Other seeks to publish diverse voices, including works by women, people of color, and people who are queer, transgender, disabled, indigenous, international, and/or others underrepresented in literary magazines.
We accept and encourage simultaneous submissions, but please contact us immediately upon acceptance elsewhere. We charge a fee for most submissions. We are not a paying venue.
Big Other will hold exclusive rights (on the Internet and in print) to your piece for 90 days, after which you will retain the rights. Your story will remain archived online. Should your work be published in a collection at some later date, we’d appreciate the standard acknowledgment.
By submitting your work, you are acknowledging that you agree to all of the terms and conditions should we select to use your work for our publication.
We respond to all submissions within six months.
Entries for the Big Other Flash Fiction Prize should be 500 words or less.
Submissions should be unpublished.
Multiple submissions allowed. Submissions containing multiple fictions in a single document will be rejected.
Simultaneous submissions are welcome.
All entries will be considered for publication in Big Other. Winner will read their winning entry at the abovementioned event, where they will also be awarded a cocktail (#literarycocktail) made in their honor.
*Winner is responsible for their transportation to and from event as well as accommodation, etc., in New York City.
Less than 6,000 words.
Up to 6,000 words.
Up to 10 images, 6,000 words, or five minutes of audio or video.
Up to 20,000 words.
Up to 10 images.
Poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction up to 6,000 words.
We accept book, film, music, and art show reviews. Up to 6,000 words.
Up to 6,000 words.