Submission Guidelines

SkyTree, Tokyo 2019 (by Cam Villanueva)

How to send us your work

We accept stories related to the topic of each issue. We will also publish high-quality poetry, non-fiction, photography, and other art media of any theme in each issue. Email us your work in .doc or .docx format. You can also include it in the body of your email. Be sure to include a short bio. Send to


We accept submissions year-round.

Simultaneous submissions

We accept work already submitted to other magazines. Just inform us if your work gets accepted elsewhere.

Response time

We hope to reply within 1-3 months if accepted, but because of the number of submissions it could be much longer. We are sorry that we can only respond to accepted work.

Submission fee, Payment to authors & Rights

Free to submit. Since we are non-profit, we can only offer token payment at this time. Usually this will be around ¥1 per word for short stories and essays, and around ¥1000 per poem. We do ask to have first rights to publish, but after that all rights remain with the author. All content will be made freely accessible online so that authors can readily link to their work.

Word count

Stories and Essays: up to 5,000 words

Poetry: Up to five poems

Art & Photography: Up to five digital images