Submissions Update

All submissions sent during the May/June 2018 and August/September 2018 open periods have been responded to, pending mail merge email quota limits. Any work sent outside of those submission periods can be considered as rejected unread. If you have any questions about the status of your submission, you may query (alternate email:

Issue 4 of Arsenika will likely have a Spring 2019 release date, although that release date may change depending on funding for the magazine.

Submissions will most likely open again around Fall 2019. During that time, simultaneous submissions will be accepted, multiple submissions will still be accepted according to the previous guidelines, and resubmissions of work sent during the May/June 2018 and August/September 2018 open periods will be accepted.

Submissions in the future will most likely use Airtable without a tracker system or a Moksha instance, depending on which system is best for the magazine’s technological and demographic requirements. We will not be using Submittable. If you have any suggestions for submission content management systems other than Airtable, Moksha, and Submittable, you may query (alternate email:

Thank you so much for your patience and support.

By S. Qiouyi Lu

S. Qiouyi Lu writes, translates, and edits between two coasts of the Pacific. Aer work has appeared in several award-winning venues. Ae edits the magazine Arsenika and runs microverses, a hub for tiny narratives. You can find out more about S. at aer website or on Twitter @sqiouyilu.