Sugared Water's reading period is open now through January 1.
Sugared Water is a literary magazine by and for people who love words. This idea was born in graduate school, land of pushing and researching, reading and writing, caffeinated late-night critiques and exhausting, joyful breakthroughs. It was during our own growth as writers (and editors—we’ve all served on other lit mags), that we’ve come to this idea to carve out a hideaway for things that we adore.
If we could candy words, we’d eat them to bellyaches every afternoon. We carry journals and collect chapbooks like Smaug ripping through a gold-sequin disco. If we’re lucky enough to leave something behind that enriches the dialogue of writerly types around the world, so much the better. Send us your stuff—we’ll only hoard it for a little while.
SW seeks prose works of 4,500 words or fewer, with special interest in flash speculative fiction, literary hybrids, and creative nonfiction of various forms. We prefer short poetry (65 lines or fewer) and gravitate toward free verse. Modern sonnets welcome (even broken ones!). We'll consider up to 5 poems.
SW also considers art of all media, including comics and sequential art. Up to 5 pages. Keep in mind that our finished dimensions are: 8.5 x 5.5 inches.
We read via submittable.