Epiphany is thrilled to announce the Fresh Voices Fellowship, a year-long fellowship supporting one emerging Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, or other writer of color who does not have an MFA and is not currently enrolled in a degree-granting creative writing program. Benefits of the Fellowship include a $2000 stipend and publication. All applicants will receive a complimentary digital subscription to Epiphany.  Writers do not need to be located in NYC to apply.


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Submissions are currently open for online publication only.

During this submissions period, we are offering everyone who sends us work a free digital subscription to Epiphany. If you submit work to us, the code for a free digital subscription will be included in our initial response letter.

We hope that when you read Epiphany, you'll get a sense of the great variety of stories, poems, essays, and genre-bending work that we like, and the recurring themes to which we keep returning. We hope that you'll enjoy and connect with the work of your fellow writers, and that you'll feel you're a valued part of our community, rather than just another lonely writer sending your beloved work out into some unsympathetic void.  We hope you'll see what makes us different. We hope you'll feel you have a stake in our endeavor.


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Digital subscriptions are also available here, including access to the current issue. The digital issue is available as .epub, .mobi, and .pdf. Everyone who submits work for online publication will receive a complimentary digital subscription to Epiphany. Submissions fir the print edition of Epiphany and to the Breakout 8 Contest are currently CLOSED. 

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Epiphany is thrilled to announce the Fresh Voices Fellowship, a year-long fellowship supporting one emerging Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, or other writer of color who does not have an MFA and is not currently enrolled in a degree-granting creative writing program.

Through opening up the possibilities of the literary world to a BIPOC writer who has so far pursued their work outside the traditional establishment—whether due to lack of funds or opportunity, or by choice—the Fresh Voices Fellowship represents one small but significant piece of Epiphany’s commitment to diversity, not just among the background of the writers we publish, but within our organization, among our readers, on our editorial team, and on our Board. Because diversity does not just mean a range of skin tones, we are committed to engaging, too, with a diversity of expression—in communication, storytelling, language, education, and more—for in so doing, we hope to expand our editorial horizons, realign our expectations of what literature is and has been, and meet the voices and readers of the future.

It is our hope that our first Fresh Voices Fellow will walk away from the yearlong program with: new, hospitable contacts in the literary world; a demystified and holistic understanding of the publication process and operations of a small nonprofit literary journal; and a sense of empowerment, with which they will feel invigorated to participate in their writing life however they may choose. 

We are also offering everyone who applies to the Fresh Voices Fellowship a free digital subscription to Epiphany. If you apply for the fellowship, the code for a free digital subscription will be included in our initial response letter.

As the program is in its first year, we expect that it will evolve along with the winning Fellow and their interests. You do not need to be located in NYC to apply (all meetings and classes can take place virtually). Benefits of the Fellowship include, but need not be limited to:


  • A $2000 stipend
  • Paid publication in the Spring/Summer 2022 print issue of Epiphany
  • Paid online publication at epiphanyzine.com
  • Connection with an appropriate mentor in the creative writing community
  • Additional mentorship provided by Epiphany’s Web Editor Diego Medina and EIC Rachel Lyon
  • Optional attendance at biweekly editorial meetings and, if of interest, a place on the editorial team
  • A crash course in the nitty-gritty of the independent publishing industry
  • A free 6- or 8-week creative writing workshop of the Fellow’s choice at, e.g.: the Sackett Street Writers Workshop, Catapult, the Center for Fiction, etc.


Criteria

  • Applicants may not be currently enrolled in an degree-granting creative writing program or have a degree in creative writing.
  • Applicants may not have published a book. (Chapbooks and work published in literary journals are acceptable.)
  • Applicants may submit work in any genre: prose, poetry, or otherwise.
  • Optionally, if applicants have some interest in the workings of a small nonprofit literary journal, so much the better.


Application Materials

  1. Work Sample
    Please include a 5-page sample (double-spaced) of work you feel most represents you, your interests, and your literary style. (If you’re sending a novel excerpt, please include a short synopsis of the novel and an explanation of where, in the story, the excerpt falls.)
  2. Artist Statement
    Please include a statement of up to 1 page in length describing yourself, your artistic work, and how you envision your work developing over time.
  3. Statement of Interest
    Particularly because this program is in its first year, it will be helpful for us to understand what you are interested in and if/how we can help, over the course of your yearlong Fellowship. Please include a statement of up to 1 page telling us a bit about yourself as a person in the world, vis-a-vis this Fellowship and our organization. What are you interested in, and how can we help?


There is no fee for applications to the Fresh Voices Fellowship.

For online publication only at epiphanyzine.com.  

A short story doesn't have to be long to break your heart or change your life. We are looking to publish devastating short fiction, a thousand words or less in any category or genre, that can be read in one giant gulp. 

The name of Epiphany magazine derives from the Joycean idea that an epiphany is the moment when “the soul of the commonest object… seems to us radiant.” Like the semicolon in our logo, an epiphany is a pause in time followed by a shift in thinking. Like the semicolon, an epiphany can consist of a confluence between two ideas. Like the semicolon, an epiphany is both a part of language and outside of it.

1. Submit one piece at a time.
2. Format in 12-pt font, double-spaced.  
3. 1000 words or less.
4.  Tell us if you're submitting simultaneously to other publications (and please withdraw promptly through Submittable should your work be accepted elsewhere).
5. We only consider previously unpublished work.
6. Please include your name, title, and word count on the first page of the submitted file. 

We pay $25 for flash fiction that we publish online.
 

Discounted 1-year subscriptions ($20) are available upon submission, as an add-on item at the payment stage. 

During this submissions period, we are offering everyone who sends us work a free digital subscription to Epiphany. If you submit work to us, the code for a free digital subscription will be included in our initial response letter.

We aim to respond to submissions within three to four months, ideally much sooner. Please be patient: we give thoughtful and thorough consideration to each submission. We look forward to receiving your work!

For online publication only at epiphanyzine.com. 

We are interested in work that celebrates and redefines the possibilities of language and form, that explores both the everyday and the exceptional, that makes the familiar strange and the strange familiar, and brings that which was once in the darkness into the light. We will consider work in all forms and traditions, from all voices and backgrounds, but are particularly interested in work from international writers, writers of color, LGBTQIA writers, and minority voices writing from liminal spaces.

Please submit up to 5 poems of any form and length; this includes serial poetry and excerpts from manuscripts and chapbooks. We are especially interested in poetry in translation but please make sure to secure translation rights prior to submission. 


1. Format in a Standard 12-pt font.  
2. Five (5) poems is the maximum for one submission.
3. Tell us if you're submitting simultaneously to other publications (and please withdraw promptly through Submittable should your work be accepted elsewhere).
5. We only consider previously unpublished work. 


We pay $25 for poetry we publish online.

  **Discounted 1-year subscriptions ($20) are available upon submission, as an add-on item at the payment stage. 

During this submissions period, we are offering everyone who sends us work a free digital subscription to Epiphany. If you submit work to us, the code for a free digital subscription will be included in our initial response letter.


 We aim to respond to submissions within three to four months, ideally much sooner. Please be patient: we give thoughtful and thorough consideration to each submission. We look forward to receiving your work!

 For online publication only at epiphanyzine.com. We welcome submissions of short personal essays and meditations (3K words and less) about books of all kinds: poetry, fiction, and genre-agnostic; forthcoming novels and ancient texts; books you loved as a kid and books that challenge you as an adult. While we welcome traditional book reviews, we're particularly interested in essays that explore the act of reading itself: a specific reader's relationship with a specific text, for instance, and the way that relationship can evolve over time.  Essays will be given special consideration if they are about work by writers of color. 

1. Submit one piece at a time. 

2. Format in 12-pt font, double-spaced.  

3. 3000 words or less.

4.  Tell us if you're submitting simultaneously to other publications (and please withdraw promptly through Submittable should your work be accepted elsewhere). 

5. We only consider previously unpublished work. 

6. Please include your name, title, and word count on the first page of the submitted file. 

We pay $25 for "What We're Reading Now" essays that we publish online.

 **Discounted 1-year subscriptions ($20) are available upon submission, as an add-on item at the payment stage. 

During this submissions period, we are offering everyone who sends us work a free digital subscription to Epiphany. If you submit work to us, the code for a free digital subscription will be included in our initial response letter.

We aim to respond to submissions within three to four months, ideally much sooner. Please be patient: we give thoughtful and thorough consideration to each submission. We look forward to receiving your work!

 For online publication only at epiphanyzine.com.  Writers often listen to music as they work. But while most music writing focuses on the input of what's being listened to or on the output of what's produced during listening, we're looking for essays that meditate on that magical middle, the place where music and one's writing practice intersect. 

We want essays about the role music plays in your creative process, about how your writing and listening inform one another. We welcome meditations on all types of music (from Detroit techno to Indonesia gamelan to Rhianna); on all platforms for playing music (from your iPhone to a turntable to the jazz club you share a wall with); on all geographies where the writing-listening takes place (your kitchen table, a park bench, the bus); and on writing of any kind. 

It's been said that writing about music is like dancing about architecture. We want submissions from writers who don't hear the impossibility in that sentiment, but the potential.


1. Submit one piece at a time.
2. Format in 12-pt font, double-spaced.  
3. 3000 words or less (ideally, we are looking for essays that are about 1000-1500 words)
4.  Tell us if you're submitting simultaneously to other publications (and please withdraw promptly through Submittable should your work be accepted elsewhere).
5. We only consider previously unpublished work.
6. Please include your name, title, and word count on the first page of the submitted file. 


We pay $50 for "Music for Desks" essays that we publish online.


 **Discounted 1-year subscriptions ($20) are available upon submission, as an add-on item at the payment stage. 

During this submissions period, we are offering everyone who sends us work a free digital subscription to Epiphany. If you submit work to us, the code for a free digital subscription will be included in our initial response letter.


We aim to respond to submissions within three to four months, ideally much sooner. Please be patient: we give thoughtful and thorough consideration to each submission. We look forward to receiving your work!

For online publication at epiphanyzine.com. We are looking for essays about poetry, and we are particularly interested in:


-      creative essays on poetry and poetic craft
-      personal essays inspired by individual poems or books of poetry
-      book reviews of previously underrated or upcoming books of poetry
-      interviews with poets; and
-      conversations between poets

We will consider work in all forms and traditions, from all voices and backgrounds, but are particularly interested in work from international writers, writers of color, LGBTQIA writers, and minority voices writing from liminal spaces.

1. Submit one piece at a time.
2. Format in 12-pt font, double-spaced.  
3. 3000 words or less.
4.  Tell us if you're submitting simultaneously to other publications (and please withdraw promptly through Submittable should your work be accepted elsewhere).
5. We only consider previously unpublished work.
6. Please include your name, title, and word count on the first page of the submitted file. 


We pay $50 for "Practice of Poetry" essays that we publish online.

  **Discounted 1-year subscriptions ($20) are available upon submission, as an add-on item at the payment stage. 

During this submissions period, we are offering everyone who sends us work a free digital subscription to Epiphany. If you submit work to us, the code for a free digital subscription will be included in our initial response letter.


 We aim to respond to submissions within three to four months, ideally much sooner. Please be patient: we give thoughtful and thorough consideration to each submission. We look forward to receiving your work!

A yearly subscription consists of one spring/summer issue and one fall/winter writing contest issue.

For addresses outside the US, please email us at epiphany.magazine@gmail.com to subscribe.

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