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Thursday, February 8, 2024

Crowname seeks submissions for its 6th issue


Deadline: March 1, 2024

Current Theme: Orange, Yellow

Introducing our Rainbow Color series (but backwards)! 6th issue edition!

As an optical phenomenon, the circumzenithal arc looks similar to our regular rainbow, but a better description of it would be a type of halo. Often, it is referred to as “a smile in the sky,” and is typically refracted sunlight through ice crystals.

“What’s mysterious, ambiguous, inexplicable. What doesn’t fit into a story, what doesn’t have a story. Glint of brightness on a barely-there chain. Patch of sunlight on a yellow wall. The loneliness that separates every living creature from every other living creature. Sorrow inseparable from joy.”

–Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

Please note that at this time we cannot offer payment for publication. We hope this changes in the future, but until then, publication in Crow Name is unpaid. Contributors will always, however, receive a high-quality PDF of our magazine for their own printing/admiring/saving pleasure.

We are committed to a safe and positive environment for our community. This means that we do not tolerate racist, sexist, bigoted, antisemitic, homo/trans/bi/queer/acephobic, Hinduphobic, Islamaphobic, ableist, violent, or otherwise hateful or discriminatory pieces and practices. Please note that we will not tolerate anyone who submits anything of this nature, and our no-tolerance policy extends to any hateful and/or unsafe practices not listed.

We are also committed to making sure people of all different backgrounds and abilities are able to enjoy our site. We encourage people from all different backgrounds to submit.

We now accept submissions from August 1st to March 1st, and submissions will be considered based upon the current theme listed above. If we have already announced our decisions for the current theme, please re-submit if you would like to be considered for the next one. Please feel free to re-submit and withdraw.

We also accept previously published pieces so long that you, the writer/artist/maker, have full legal rights to the piece.

  • Submit via Microsoft Word or PDF. 
  • Submit funky, fantasy, sci-fi, realistic fiction, poetry, script, comics, podcasts/audio essays, nonfiction, eccentric, playful formatting, art, short film, animation, and anything weird and cool.
  • Submit excerpts.
  • Submit 1-5 pieces at a time, up to 20 pages total. 
  • Submit to other magazines, papers, and journals simultaneously (but tell us if you’ve been accepted elsewhere).
  • Submit revisions.
  • Submit art in CMYK color mode, in at least 300 dpi, and in TIFF or PNG files.
  • Submit audio in the MP3 file format, and video in MP4.

  • Submit racist, sexist, bigoted, antisemitic, homo/trans/bi/queer/acephobic, Hinduphobic, Islamaphobic, ableist, violent, or otherwise hateful or discriminatory pieces not listed. 
  • Try to send something to us via snail-mail (we don’t have an actual address).
  • Send us things that don’t follow our “Do’s”

If You’re Accepted:
  • We will send you confirmation of your acceptance or rejection via email. 
  • By accepting our acceptance, you give Crow Name permission to publish your work. 
  • You will retain all ownership and copyright to your work.
  • We will copy-edit your work, and/or may ask for small revisions. 
  • We retain the right to remove any work from our site at any time with or without notification. Otherwise, your work will remain on the website and in our archives for the lifespan of this site. 


Please note that submission constitutes an acceptance of our guidelines.

Please email crownamestudios@gmail.com to submit. Thanks!!

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