Submissions

The theme for the upcoming issue is “Mythos.” Obra/Artifact seeks submissions that root their inspiration in myths, legends, fables, and oral storytelling. Give us your fabulism, your experimentation, your lyric essays, your poetry that expands the bounds of form and art. The deadline for this issue is May 31st, 2017. We look forward to delving into the collective consciousness with you.


Prose – Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

We accept prose works up to 4,000 words. We publish our online issues (Obra) four times a year and our postcard issues (Artifact) twice a year. Selections for postcards are made from the works published in the online issues.

Due to space considerations, only prose pieces under 500 words can be considered for print as Artifact postcards. Prose between 500 and 4,000 words will be considered for publication online only.

Formatting: Please follow these guidelines to format your manuscript. Only Times New Roman (12 pt) and Courier New (11 pt) black fonts will be read. Remember to double space your work.

Files: Name your submission file with your surname and the piece’s title, like this: Surname_Submission Title.docx. Only docx and rtf files are accepted.

Cover Letter: Please include a word count for your piece and an author bio of no more than three sentences written in the third person.

Simultaneous submissions are fine as long as you withdraw your submission promptly if it is chosen for publication elsewhere. NOTE: We will not publish reprints.

Please submit work that follows these guidelines to our Submittable page


Poetry in the Expanded Field

Poetry in the expanded field encompasses many types of poetry and art that incorporates words. Submissions in this category can range from standard, written word poetry to visual poetry to multimedia, including gifs, slide shows, and audio-visual works.

We publish our online issues (Obra) four times a year and our postcard issues (Artifact) twice a year. Selections for postcards are made from the works published in the online issues.

For multimedia: If you would like your work to be considered for an Artifact postcard, please be prepared to create a still image. Minimum size for postcard images is 1200 x 1800 pixels.

Please send no more than five works at a time. For projects in Word or PDF format, please include all works in a single document file.

Cover Letter: Please include a brief description of your project and an author bio of no more than three sentences written in the third person.

Simultaneous submissions are fine as long as you withdraw your submission promptly if it is chosen for publication elsewhere. NOTE: We will not publish reprints.

Please submit work that follows these guidelines to our Submittable page


Visual Art

As with poetry, the sky’s the limit. This includes comics, audiovisual works, and traditional media.

If you would like your work to be featured on an Artifact postcard, please be prepared to create a still in large postcard size, 6 in. X 9 in. Minimum size for postcard images is 1200 x 1800 pixels.

Please send no more than five works at a time.

Cover Letter: Please include a brief description of your project and an author bio of no more than three sentences written in the third person.

Please submit work that follows these guidelines to our Submittable page.


O/A Blog

Blog posts for the Obra/Artifact site should be fewer than 1,000 words in length and related to arts, literature, and culture in the Americas. Preference is given to Stetson MFA students. However, outside contributors may also submit posts for consideration.

Simultaneous submissions are fine as long as you withdraw your submission promptly if it is chosen for publication elsewhere. NOTE: We will not publish reprints.


For all submissions, rights revert back to the author after publication. While we cannot offer payment for work at this time, we will provide two contributor copies. In addition, the first edition of Artifact postcards will be distributed and discussed at AWP 2017, offering a unique opportunity to showcase your work.
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