Vol. 2, Issue 2 now open for submissions

Vol. 2, Issue 2 now open for submissions

Use our ‘Submit’ link for guidelines and further information.
Vol. 2: Issue 1

Vol. 2: Issue 1

We’ve officially finished our fourth issue, and the first of our second volume. Peruse the issue on the website or in print via Amazon.

Vol 2: Issue 1 Now Online and In Print

After several months’ work (and several hundred submissions), we’re proud to bring you the newest issue of Fractal. This one is packed with talent, risk, diversity, and, above all, emotion. Sandra Kolankiewicz contemplates airports and guano, Dani Bailes explores teenage disillusionment, and Cortney Lamar Charleston shoots from the hip with family, home, and loss. We’ve got elegies and odes, haunting meditations and tech-savvy sonnets. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it somewhere in these pages.

With a new layout to commemorate the start of Volume 2, and artwork by Allen Forrest, this issue begs to be read. Give it a look through—you’ll be glad you did. And, as always, thank you for your continued support.

Fractal Issue 3

Coinciding with our launch party tonight, the third issue of Fractal is officially out. In addition to having our usual online version, we are also proud to announce our first physical print issue, funded by a grant from the Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics.

In other news, we’re hard at work here at Fractal, working on book reviews and columns to be published this summer, and we are looking forward to opening submissions for our fourth installment. That said, feel free to peruse the issue via the website, or if you’d like to own the copy in print, Fractal Issue 3 is available on Amazon right here. Thank you again to all of our contributors, editors and the Levan Institute for supporting Fractal into its third issue!

Now Accepting Submissions for Issue 3

We are excited to start reading for Volume 1, Issue 3. Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis–please be sure to follow our submission guidelines. Submit here!

Announcing Issue 2

Despite holiday delays, we have finally finished the print and online versions of Issue 2, and it is ready to be read. Thank you to all of our contributors and submitters for your patience and hard work. Without you, Fractal wouldn’t be possible.

Issue 2 is available both online and in a print layout via Issu. We will soon be accepting submissions for our third issue, to be completed this spring. In 2014, we will also be making a few changes to our website, including regular editors’ columns and quicker turnover times of issues. But until then, check out the links below.

Now Accepting Submissions for Issue 2

Submissions for Issue 2 are now closed.

We are excited to announce that our editorial team will reconvene in Los Angeles next week to begin work on Fractal’s second issue. We have officially extended our deadline until November 1st, and submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis. We are currently looking for new fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry– for more details please look through our submission guidelines.


Announcing Issue 1

After months of long, caffeine-fueled meetings, the inaugural/editors’ issue of Fractal is officially online (and soon-to-be in print). By presenting some of your work alongside our own, we hope to show what we’re looking for: bold writing that explores what it means to feel. We’re interested in passionate, well-crafted wordplay that opens new possibilities of empathy and imagination. The works in this collection vary widely in tone, style, and subject matter, but we feel they are constitutive of a new generation of writers—one that is on the rise.

With that said, we welcome you to explore our first issue in both web and print layouts. And, of course, to continue submitting work for Issue 2, projected to be published this fall. Thank you for the submissions and support that have made Fractal possible.

Submission Guidelines

Welcome to the official online home of Fractal. We are currently open for submissions. If you are interested in sending us your fiction, non-fiction, or poetry, you can do so through Submittable (which can be accessed through the “SUBMIT” link in the navigation bar). Submission guidelines to follow. . .

Someone said art should “disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed.” Fractal seeks work that will shatter our expectations. We want stories and poems that will have us fighting the urge to plagiarize. Send us your best and your brightest—the work that will remind us why we first fell in love with language. Write about what keeps you up at night. Give us an adventure. Take us somewhere new.

Submissions are blind, so please don’t include your name or contact info anywhere in the document. Don’t worry, Submittable will tell us who you are.

No novel excerpts or previously published material. (Anything posted on a personal blog is fine, but we’ll ask that you take it down before it’s published here.) Simultaneous submissions are ok, but please withdraw them immediately if they’re accepted elsewhere. Regrettably, we’re unable to pay our contributors.

Prose: Double-spaced, in a standard font (e.g. Times New Roman or Calibri), 3000 words or fewer. All pages should be numbered.

Poetry: Single-spaced, in a standard font, 3-5 poems of one page or less. Please format one poem per page.