Call for Submissions: Apogee Journal

November 25, 2014 at 11:01 am Leave a comment

Apogee Journal is now accepting submissions for Issue 5, a print and online issue, to be released in Spring 2015.


Submission Guidelines:

  • We accept original poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction.
  • Please keep your prose submissions under 5,000 words and send no more than 3 poems for consideration.
  • Send your submissions in either .doc or .docx format.

Apogee Journal’s dual purpose is to showcase writers from the periphery and to provide a platform for all writers to thoughtfully engage with issues of race, class, and identity. We are proudly accepting submissions for the fifth issue–to appear in print and online–from November 1st to December 31st 2014. Our goal is to publish exciting work that sits at some distance from the mainstream and to provide a forum where unheard issues and voices can rise to the fore. To get a sense of what we publish, please browse our previous two issues or click here to order a hard copy of our current issue.

Submissions for our blog Perigee are open year round. We will consider completed interviews, critical and lyrical essays, book reviews and flash fiction for publication.

To submit, please go to:


Apogee is a literary journal specializing in art and literature that engage with issues of identity politics: race, gender, sexuality, class, and hyphenated identities. We currently produce a biannual issue featuring fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. Our goal is to publish exciting work that interrogates the status quo, providing a platform for unheard voices, including emerging writers of color.

The word “apogee” denotes the point in an object’s orbit that is farthest from the center. Our mission combines literary aesthetic with political activism. We believe that by elevating underrepresented literary voices we can effect real change: change in readers’ attitudes, change in writers’ positions in literature, and broader change in society.

Apogee was founded in 2010 by students of color and international students in Columbia University’s Graduate Program in Creative Writing. Two annual issues were produced in 2011 and 2012. In 2013, the organization became independent from Columbia University.

To learn more, visit:


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