Thank you for your submissions to the Responsibility issue. We will be reviewing content and curating this issue in the coming months. Check back here late summer/early fall for a new call for submissions.



We ask for a $5 submission fee per each publication. We are a primarily volunteer run nonprofit, and small fees for written work allow us to continue offering payment to artists and helps to support our organization. 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 while becoming sustainable as a small organization, 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.

Please add a note designating which submission this fee applies.
$5 Submission fee.
Visual art is excluded from this fee requirement.
Payments can be made via Venmo: @Staindpublishers or PayPal

  • 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 “Volume V 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.

  • 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 (up to 5 submissions for the print magazine, along with up to 5 for the short story collection is perfectly fine). Written pieces should not exceed 4000 words.

Pieces printed in this issue will receive a small honorarium for publishing.

All submissions received during the reading period will be read. The response time will vary according to the number of submissions. We make every effort to respond to all submissions within six months of receipt.


Form to Waive Submission Fee:

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