The phrase “Please scream inside your heart” originates from a 2020 campaign at the Fuji-Q Highland amusement park near Tokyo, Japan. Posters around the park requested visitors to scream internally instead of out loud in an effort to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
As jarring as this might seem, all of us know what it’s like to suppress our emotions or conceal our vulnerabilities, whether that’s due to internal or external forces.
For our second issue, we are asking for writing and art that captures the essence of the phrase, “Please scream inside your heart.” When have you felt the urge to scream, but forced yourself to keep quiet? When has your heart felt like it would burst from lack of expression? How have you felt limited in what you can reveal of yourself? What vulnerabilities do you refuse to expose? What does it feel like when you finally do?
We are eager to receive work that explores these questions and more with introspection, authenticity, and sensitivity. We want an inside look into your heart, raw and bruised, filled with emotion that must be let out. We hope that the creative process will be an act of catharsis for you, as well as a practice in collective empathy once our most-inner selves are coaxed out and exposed.
We are accepting original poetry, short fiction, personal essays, and visual art that can be presented on the page.
DEADLINE: OCTOBER 5th
Please read the following carefully. Submissions with missing information will not be considered for the magazine.
Please note: This publication only features writers and artists residing in Israel. All pieces of writing must be submitted in English. We welcome English translations of prose and poetry. Send submissions to email@example.com. We will accept previously published work for this issue.
If you submit more than one piece, please include all of them in one email. In the subject line, include your name and what type(s) of work you are submitting.
Feel free to reach out to us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE: OCTOBER 5TH
Submit up to three pieces of short fiction and/or personal essays. Prose should be double-spaced, Times New Roman font, and no longer than 2,000 words. Submit in Microsoft Word or Google Docs, not PDF. If you are sending multiple pieces of writing, please include them in the same document. The name of your file should include your full name.
Submit up to five poems. Poems should be single-spaced, in Times New Roman font, and in Microsoft Word or Google Docs, not PDF. If you are sending multiple poems, please include them all in the same document. The name of your file should include your full name.
Submit up to five pieces of visual art. We are accepting visual art of any medium. Please ensure all art pieces have an image quality of at least 300dpi with CMYK coloring. Only upload using a .TIF format to ensure maximum image quality. Images should be submitted at their full resolution to allow for proper sizing in the print issue. Please ensure all visual file names include your full name.