Submissions Are Currently OPEN

Submissions for the September 2022 Inaugural Issue open on August 1, 2022 and close on Aug 17. Responses will go out between August 17-31. Work submitted outside the submissions window may or may not be considered or responded to. If you want a response, please submit during the stated window.

  • Please only submit original unpublished works.
  • Simultaneous submissions are fine.
  • Once a work is published by us, you are free to publish it anywhere else. We ask you to acknowledge that the work was first published with Exist Otherwise, but we do not require this.
  • We do not claim any rights to your work beyond the initial publication in EO (online and PDF).

Theme & Prompt

Each issue of Exist Otherwise will have a theme and a prompt. The theme will be a quote from Claude Cahun, and the prompt will be a piece of her art. Submissions that respond to a theme or prompt will be given some priority, but we will consider all submissions.

If you have any questions or if you have any problems with this form, you may also contact us by email: existotherwise at gmail dot com. You may also submit your work by email to that address. Just make sure to include, Your Name, Your Email, and Title (if appropriate), along with your work. Multiple poems (up to 3) and photographs (up to 4) may be submitted in a single email. It’s helpful if you include the word SUBMISSION in the subject of your message.

Please do not include a bio or link with your submission. We will request those if your work is accepted.

Responses for submission to the September 2022 Inaugural Issue will go out between August 17-31.

Submission Form

    You may include up to 3 poems or 4 photographs (max size of 1 MB EACH). This form accepts the following file types: txt, doc, docx, pdf, jpg, jpeg, png.