How to Submit

Brainchild will be accepting submissions from September 1, 2018 to January 1, 2019.

All submissions received during the reading period will be carefully considered and reviewed. Our response time will vary according to the number of submissions. We make every effort to respond to all submissions within four months of receipt.

You will find a live link to our Submittable submissions portal beginning September 1. All work must be submitted via this online portal. Submissions will not be accepted via email or mail. Creating a Submittable account is free, and you can easily keep track of your submissions using your account. There is no fee for submissions.

What We're Looking For

We are accepting original pieces rooted in honesty and authenticity. An artist who can speak openly and truthfully is an artist who demands our attention. What were are looking for are powerful works of art. How the artist chooses to manifest her art, be it poetry, prose, painting, or photography, is of little consequence to our staff and our readership. If your work rouses our imagination and furnishes further discussion, we want to see it. We want to see how the sublime underscores the mundane. We want to see the hidden realities unraveled when you read between the lines. Perhaps your work inspires us to be more compassionate, or to take charge of the fates of ourselves and the world we share. Maybe your work helps us to think more critically, or to find beauty in language, image, and culture. Our mission at Brainchild is to publish works of masterful design which lead us to new discoveries about who we are. Feel free to submit between 1-5 works as applicable.

Brainchild acquires First North American Serial Rights to all published works, which means that the copyright for all works published in Brainchild will revert to the contributor upon publication. We reserve the right to use published works for Brainchild’s website and advertising. We regret to say that we are unable to pay our contributors at this time, but published contributors will receive two copies of the magazine. Any other questions may be directed to