Arsenika is a quarterly journal of speculative poetry and flash fiction. Edited by S. Qiouyi Lu, Arsenika looks for gorgeous, emotional writing: poetry that shimmers with multiple layers of meaning, prose that explores and interrogates. From hard science fiction to the lightest of magical realism, Arsenika is not bound by genre, though we do prefer the speculative.
Established in December 2016, Arsenika seeks marginalized voices. We work to uplift those outside the center and believe that identity is not the defining trait of a piece of work, but that unnameable quality that weaves through prose and poetry to give it its nuance. We invite people of all backgrounds to submit to our zine.
Each issue features at minimum two pieces of flash fiction and four poems and will be offered online and in PDF and ePub formats. To get a sense of what Arsenika is looking for, please check out a sample issue.
Thank you for reading!