Born in the southern reaches of Arizona and New Mexico, Sky Island Journal is an independent, international, free-access literary journal. We are dedicated to discovering and publishing the finest original poetry, flash fiction (under 1,000 words), and creative nonfiction (under 1,000 words). 

Your best writing deserves an audience, and it is our mission to provide our readers with a powerful, focused, advertising-free literary experience that transports them: one that challenges them intellectually and moves them emotionally.

Please peruse our previous issues, and read the "About Us" and "Submission Guidelines + FAQ's" sections of our website, before sending us your work. 
https://www.skyislandjournal.com/about-us/
https://www.skyislandjournal.com/submissions/

  • You must be at least 18 years of age to submit.
  • We only publish previously unpublished work, written primarily in English.
  • We publish accomplished, well-established authors side-by-side with fresh, emerging voices.
  • A single $3 submission, via Submittable, can cover any of the following: 3 poems (in a single document), 1 flash fiction piece (under 1,000 words),  or  1 creative nonfiction piece (under 1,000 words).
  • You can submit whenever you like, as often as you'd like.
  • Do not include a cover letter or bio anywhere within your submission. Sky Island Journal solicits high quality work from writers with diverse backgrounds—from traditional academic settings, as well as the rural and urban, the domestic and international. We accomplish this by not allowing writers to include cover letters or bios with their submissions. We respect your writing enough to experience it on its own merits. This creates a refreshing challenge for well-established professionals who have been favored by literary journals in the past because of their credentials, while simultaneously encouraging emerging voices: writers, young and old, who would normally be rejected out-of-hand by many literary journals because of their lack of pedigree. If we accept your work, we’ll be anxious to get to know who you are. We do not, however, want that information influencing our decisions beforehand. If your writing finds a home with us, we’ll solicit a full bio and author photo to be featured alongside your work. Any submission that includes either a cover letter or a bio will be automatically declined.
  • While we accept and encourage simultaneous submissions, you must withdraw any piece, immediately, via Submittable, if it is accepted elsewhere. 
  • Sky Island Journal acquires first North American serial rights for all accepted work. Upon publication, all rights revert to the author. We request that any future publications of the work recognize Sky Island Journal as the original publisher.
Please submit 3 poems (all in a single document), 1 piece of flash fiction (under 1,000 words), or 1 piece of creative nonfiction (under 1,000 words).

Please peruse our latest issues, and read our website's "About Us" and "Submission Guidelines + FAQ's" sections, before sending us your work: 
https://www.skyislandjournal.com/about-us/ 
https://www.skyislandjournal.com/submissions/ 
  • You must be at least 18 years of age to submit.
  • We only publish previously unpublished work, written primarily in English.
  • We publish accomplished, well established authors side-by-side with fresh, emerging voices.
  • You can submit as often as you'd like before midnight (CST) on May 31st, 2018.
  • Sky Island Journal acquires first North American serial rights for all accepted work. Upon publication, all rights revert to the author. We request that any future publications of the work recognize Sky Island Journal as the original publisher.
  • Do not include a cover letter or bio anywhere within your Submittable form, or your submission itself. Sky Island Journal solicits high quality work from writers with diverse backgrounds—from traditional academic settings, as well as the rural and urban, the domestic and international. We accomplish this by not allowing writers to include cover letters or bios with their submissions. We respect your writing enough to experience it on its own merits. This creates a refreshing challenge for well-established professionals who have been favored by literary journals in the past because of their credentials, while simultaneously encouraging emerging voices: writers, young and old, who would normally be rejected out-of-hand by many literary journals because of their lack of pedigree. If we accept your work, we’ll be anxious to get to know who you are. We do not, however, want that information influencing our decisions beforehand. If your writing finds a home with us, we’ll solicit a full bio and author photo to be featured alongside your work. Any submission that includes either a cover letter or a bio will be declined.
  • While we accept and encourage simultaneous submissions, you must withdraw any piece, immediately, via Submittable, if it is accepted elsewhere.