Online Journal

Liminal: Expectations

We ask for a $5 reading fee. We are a primarily volunteer run nonprofit, and small fees for written work allow us to continue with this work. If you are unable to make this payment, please simply fill out the form below to say hello and tell us what’s up. We strive to always make art accessible, and understand (very intimately) how difficult it can be to sustain your work as an artist. We will never turn you away for lack of funds

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$5 Submission fee per publication.

Visual art is excluded from this reading fee.

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Submissions should be sent as individual attachments (JPEG or Word Document, please no PDFs) with an artist statement as a separate attachment. Each submission should be in a separate document. Send to with the subject line “Expectation Submission”.

Please format your attachments to read: Title of work—VolumeV. In the body of the email please include the title of the piece, your name, and the materials and dimensions for visual work.

Please be thorough in checking your work for spelling and grammar errors, including em dashes (not hyphens), punctuation, etc.
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Image resolution should be 300 ppi.
We ask that you limit visual art submissions to 10 per publication.

Please limit written submissions to 5 per publication.
Written pieces should not exceed 4000 words.


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