At MORIA, we believe the power of words has been and forever will be. We want to encounter writing that makes people think; poetry and story and memoir that generate questions; ideas and obsessions that spark hearts as well as break them. Currently, we have both a themed call and an open call for submissions of poems, short fiction, and short creative non-fiction to appear in our second issue, which will go live at the end of November. While we accept all styles — including experimental, hybrid, and conventional forms — we aren’t interested in submissions of light verse, genre fiction, and any piece that references gratuitous violence or exploitative sexual imagery. We’re committed to publishing a diverse range of poets and writers. In our debut issue (2017), 73% of our authors are women and 24% are writers of color. We also published pieces from writers in their 20s to writers in their 70s — and every decade in between — which we think is right and necessary and which doesn’t happen side-by-side as often as it should in the world of literary zines and journals.
We welcome work from traditionally under-represented groups, including women writers, indigenous writers, writers of color, writers who identify as LGBTQ, and writers with disabilities.
MORIA, a national online literary magazine of Woodbury University, is seeking submissions for our next issue, which will include a themed section on FOOD. We are looking for three-to-five poems, short pieces of non-fiction (1,500 words), and short stories (1,500 words) that are centered on and around food. Talk about the importance of food, a world without food, your favorite food, or food as metaphor—“if music be the food of love play on,” anyone? We want to crave your words, ingest your ideas, and over-indulge in your whimsy. We are also accepting general submissions (un-themed), as usual.
We ask that you adhere to the following set of guidelines when presenting your work for submission to Moria:
Please submit work to our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org