Thank you for your interest in Big Other.
Thank you for your interest in Big Other. We have published or are soon publishing work by stellar writers and artists, among them Rae Armantrout, Will Alexander, Andrew Joron, Karen An-hwei Lee, Cole Swensen, Samuel R. Delany, Norman Lock, Majorie Welish, Robert Lopez, Kim Chinquee, J. A. Tyler, Peter Markus, Curtis White, and Michael Joyce, and many 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 three months.
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.