Profane is an annual print and audio journal featuring poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction. We record every poem and piece of prose we publish in the author's own voice. Our reading period runs from April 1st until August 1st. We publish in the winter.
There are no strict guidelines with respect to form or content. As our name suggests, we're open to those pieces that transgress the boundaries of what some may consider "decent." At the same time, we encourage you to interpret "profane" as broadly as you like, and we do consider work of all kinds, profane or not.
Essentially, we're open to the "profane" (however you want to define it), but we don't require it.
In addition to general submissions, we're thrilled to announce The Profane Nonfiction Prize, judged by Brevity editor and author Dinty W. Moore. The winner will receive $1,000 and a blurb from the contest judge, and finalists will be announced and considered for publication.
Profane is also accepting submissions for reviews, interviews, and cover and interior art.
For more about us, check out our website. Past issues of Profane are archived on our site and freely available for reading and listening.
We look forward to seeing your work.