What we are looking for:   

(a) Reviews of new works of literature (novels, single-authored short story collections, categorial chimeras such as fiction/nonfiction hybrids or books that are structurally experimental). We are not interested in reviews of ‘well-known’, ‘mainstream’, or ‘industry-recognized’ books—we leave the expectably vague boundaries of this delineation to your intuitions (we trust them). As always, we aim to focus on transgressive and stylistically and conceptually novel content.  

(b) Reviews of new albums of music. As with literary reviews, we are looking for commentary on content outside of the mainstream. Introduce us to new sounds.  

(c) Other nonfictional ideations, such as analytic essays.  

Accepted works will be published on a rolling basis to our Musings page.  

Propagule accepts only previously unpublished material.  

Please only submit one piece at a time—if your piece is rejected, we welcome you to send us another; if your piece is selected for publication, we ask that you wait at least a couple months before submitting another.  

Please do not resubmit the same piece more than once, even if somewhat changed—we do not accept unsolicited rewrites.  

We accept simultaneous submissions. 

 Upon acceptance, Propagule acquires the right to publish your work online.  

Propagule is accepting submissions for visual artwork on a rolling basis for our 'Scrawls' section.

We are primarily interested in art which is stylistically unique and pushes boundaries both visually and conceptually. Images which are both thought provoking and striking. Genre, subject matter, and medium are not restricted.

Upon acceptance, your art will be both published to the Scrawls page on our website and shared via Twitter.

You are invited to submit pieces of work one at a time or in a related series of up to 7 images.

If your work is non-digital in medium, please be sure your documentation is clear and professional.

File size should be under 5mb. Dimensions are not restricted as long as the file falls within size limits.

Files will only be considered if submitted in .PNG or .JPEG.

sRGB color profile is recommended.

We accept simultaneous submissions.

We only accept previously unpublished work.

Your submission gives us permission to publish the work online.

Please include the following information:

- Name

- Title of Work

- Medium

- Dimension/Resolution

- Year of Creation

- Optional: Artist’s Statement

What we are looking for: short stories that are intrepid with regard to experimentation and oddity; the strange, the surreal, the atypical, the unexpected. Traditional genre divisions do not matter to us—we do not care whether a piece qualifies as strictly ‘literary’; we only care that it is high-quality, that it is well-written, and that it is interesting. Please send us pieces that you feel do not fit in anywhere else, or are beyond the pale of any given trend. Send us content that causes us to experience feelings we do not have names for.

We highly recommend reading our previous issues to get a sense of the kind of stories we are interested in; that said, we are also always looking to be caught off guard with unprecendented content.

Currently we do not charge for submissions.

Propagule is prepared to offer $20 upon our decision to publish your work.

Submissions must be received by December 15th, 2022 to be considered for Issue Two.

Propagule
accepts only previously unpublished material. 

Please only submit one piece at a time—if your piece is rejected, we welcome you to send us another; if your piece is selected for publication, we ask that you wait until the reading period of the next issue to submit another story. 

Please do not resubmit the same piece more than once, even if somewhat changed—we do not accept unsolicited rewrites.

Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please notify us immediately if your piece has been accepted elsewhere, so that we can remove it from consideration.

Upon publication, Propagule acquires First World Serial Rights, First World Electronic Rights, and Non-Exclusive World Anthology Reprint Rights.

Submissions may range from 500 to 10,000 words; any submitted pieces below or above this will not be considered.

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