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Sinking City is the graduate-run literary journal of the MFA program at the University of Miami. Our magazine is published twice a year.

We encourage submissions of a wide variety of subversive work. While we publish work on any theme or topic, we are especially interested in work focused on our changing, at-risk environment. We are especially interested in bi- or multilingual writing. We also consider pieces written in Spanish.

Please read the guidelines below before submitting. Failure to adhere to our guidelines may result in your submission being returned unread. Please send any questions to

General Guidelines

Please send one submission per genre. You may submit to multiple genres at a time. Those who submit more than one entry per genre will not be considered.

Please do not mix genres in the same submission.

Simultaneous submissions are welcome & anticipated. Please notify us immediately if your submission is accepted elsewhere. If part of or an entire submission must be withdrawn, notify us via email

Fiction & Creative Non-Fiction Submissions

We ask that submissions of fiction and nonfiction be no longer than 5000 words in length. We accept .doc, .docx, and .pdf files.

Poetry Submissions

Poetry submissions can include between 3-5 poems (up to 8 pages). We accept .doc, .docx, and .pdf files.

Art Submissions

We are interested in publishing all mediums of visual art. We prefer images to be in .pdf or .png format, but other formats (.gif, .jpg, etc) are acceptable.

Other Genre

For flash fiction & lyric essays, please submit up to 5 pieces in a single document. The document should not exceed 5000 words.

We accept (and encourage) work in translation. Translators are responsible for obtaining rights to republish work by another author.

We also accept (and encourage) work that may not fit the definition of traditional genres, however, full-length manuscripts will not be considered.