Whether there’s never enough ... You’ve got too much on your hands ... Or it’s on your side ... this year we are thinking about time!  It's the only constant that is constantly changing, rearranging our lives and brains and bodies by the second. Whether it’s daylight savings, time travel or being late to school, we can’t help but watch the minutes tick by. We welcome submissions for elementia issue xv on whatever timely topic might strike your fancy. But don’t delay, the clock is ticking! Submit original poetry, fiction, nonfiction, comics, photography and illustrations through Feb. 1, 2018.

Our 15th issue is dedicated to author magical realism author A.S. King. The New York Times Book Review has called A. S. King “one of the best Y.A. writers working today.” We are honored to announce that King will give the keynote address at our the reception for issue xv on Wednesday, April 26.

elementia is a teen literary zine published to represent and uplift young adults. Submissions must be original work. We welcome simultaneous submissions (things that you're sending elsewhere for consideration) and pieces that have been previously published (as long as you hold the publication rights). There aren't any word count limitations, but we encourage submitters to pick their best excerpts from pieces that are too long for publication in a magazine. Each piece of writing or art should be submitted as an individual entry, but there is no limit to the number of pieces you can submit. Please send us your most final draft, as our editing stage only allows for minimal adjustments.

Looking for feedback on your writing?  Use your Johnson County Library card to access Tutor.com!

Ends on February 1, 2018

Poetry submitted to elementia should address the theme: Whether there’s never enough ... You’ve got too much on your hands ... Or it’s on your side ... Time, the only constant that is constantly changing, rearranging our lives and brains and bodies by the second. Whether it’s daylight savings, time travel or being late to school, we can’t help but watch the minutes tick by. We welcome submissions for elementia issue xv on whatever timely topic might strike your fancy. But don’t delay, the clock is ticking!

Ends on February 1, 2018

Writing submitted to elementia should address the theme: Whether there’s never enough ... You’ve got too much on your hands ... Or it’s on your side ... Time, the only constant that is constantly changing, rearranging our lives and brains and bodies by the second. Whether it’s daylight savings, time travel or being late to school, we can’t help but watch the minutes tick by. We welcome submissions for elementia issue xv on whatever timely topic might strike your fancy. But don’t delay, the clock is ticking!

Art
Ends on February 1, 2018

Artwork submitted to elementia should address the theme: Whether there’s never enough ... You’ve got too much on your hands ... Or it’s on your side ... Time, the only constant that is constantly changing, rearranging our lives and brains and bodies by the second. Whether it’s daylight savings, time travel or being late to school, we can’t help but watch the minutes tick by. We welcome submissions for elementia issue xv on whatever timely topic might strike your fancy. But don’t delay, the clock is ticking!

Please submit your images in a jpg or tiff format and the high resolution possible to ensure the best print quality. If you do not have access to a high quality scanner, please submit a photo of your piece and if selected, we will be in touch about helping you create a high-quality digital scan.