ANGLES is a magazine that publishes brief prose and poetry that reveals distinct and important perspectives on ourselves and our world. We seek fresh, urgent writing that cares about language and pays close attention to it, that uses form and structure purposefully, and that isn’t afraid to take risks. We value traditions but are keen on challenging them. As a publication edited by undergraduates, we value and prioritize college-aged voices with distinct perspectives, and take pride in being among a writer's first publications.
Guidelines for Submission:
Do not include your name ANYWHERE within your work or the file you submit. If you do, it will break our hearts, but we will reject it immediately.
Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know immediately if the work you submit is accepted elsewhere.
- Fiction and creative nonfiction submissions must be 3000 words or less. We prefer shorter.
- For poetry, please submit 3-5 poems in a single document.
some truths, fact and reality are unreliable narrators. ANGLES aims to
showcase short fiction that candidly captures our most evocative truths,
especially those which go overlooked. We want stories that challenge us while
displaying a nuanced understanding and command of the genre, writing that
challenges our expectations of the genre’s confines thoughtfully and
intentionally. Give us fiction that teaches us to see again.
ANGLES seeks urgent, fresh writing that feels a bit dangerous. This is especially true when it comes to creative nonfiction. We want essays that emphasize language and lyricism even as they pursue profound ideas. We want writing that showcases the experiences of youth, that is real and honest without straying into melodrama. Give us creative nonfiction that reinvents our humanity.
If there is one word to describe the ANGLES aesthetic, it is urgency. Urgent writing is full of youthful zeal and deep conviction that can no longer be contained. Poetry is the densest, most artful form of written expression, where language takes precedence, and we want that potential represented in our poems. Give us poetry that brings us to our knees.