Open Call for VOL. 1 of Our Print Issue | Visual Art, Poetry, Prose, Multimedia

  • United States
  • Oakland
  • Ouch! Collective
  • Unspecified
  • No
  • Submission Guidelines: We are looking for visual art and creative writing for our inaugural print issue. 

    We accept work from queer, nonbinary, trans, and other LGBTQIA+ artists and writers. 

    What we’re looking for: 

    Send us your visual art and creative writing that evokes the strange and unusual with a punch of–metaphorical or literal–glitter. We want to see your bold and dreamy creations that force us to bear witness. 

    We accept any medium (poetry, photography, fiction, nonfiction, collage, genre-defying, etc.) that can be formatted to fit in a print publication. We would also consider music/sound submissions, especially if paired with a visual element. We are open to all styles and forms, but we especially love non-traditional structure and art that isn’t afraid to get weird.


  • Send your submissions to with the subject as your type of submission and name (ex: Poetry Dolly Parton). You can submit up to three images/projects for consideration. All entries must be the original work of the submitting artist. 

    Please include a bio, your pronouns, title(s) of work, date created, and media. Feel free to also include any other relevant information to your piece(s) (i.e. short description, content notes such as “this art contains violent imagery”, how you would like your work to be shown, etc.)

    Free to submit. All U.S. based contributors receive a free print copy. International contributors receive a digital copy. 

    Deadline for submissions is: September 3, 2022.


    Please email for any questions regarding this call.

  • 3/Sep/22