Arkana seeks and fosters a sense of shared wonder by privileging art that asks questions, explores mystery, and works to discover and uncover the overlooked, the misunderstood, and the silent.
Single submissions can include up to three poems or 4,000 words of prose. Include a brief biographical statement in the submission form and feel free to discuss how our mission statement does or does not resonate with you as an artist.
Simultaneous submissions are completely acceptable–just withdraw your submission should you find an opportunity elsewhere.
We welcome submissions by established and emerging artists unaffiliated with the University of Central Arkansas.
The Arkana staff is not a sectarian body. We do not discard submissions, unread, based on a set of unwritten rules regarding ampersands, punctuation, or any one of the innumerable, trivial matters that do, at times, inflame the passions of our craft. We also recognize that genre distinctions sometimes defy easy categorization, and hope that you will join us in embracing the ambiguity! If in doubt about categories, just take your best guess. We simply wish to be moved by great art, and we hope to pass that experience on to our readers.
We accept all forms of work in translation, although we prefer poetry. Submissions should be 3 pages of poetry and 4,000 words of prose. Your submission should be in a DOC, DOCX, or PDF file format and your name and a short bio (300 words or less) should be included in the cover letter.
Please also include the information of the original publisher and attach information showing that publication rights are available. If yours is a piece in the public domain, please note that.