Border Crossing’s reading period for volume 7 is open until February 1, 2017. We’re especially interested in writing that crosses boundaries in genre or geography, and voices that aren’t often heard in mainstream publications. The best way to see what we mean by this is to read our latest issue online.
We only accept unpublished work for which writers can grant us first North American serial rights. We only accept submissions via Submittable during our official reading period. Submissions emailed, mailed, or sent outside of our reading period will not be read. Please follow the guidelines for each genre.
Response time is roughly 4-6 months. At this time, we are not able to offer payment to all authors. However, with volume 5, our first online issue, we began featuring selected authors. Every year, after all of the work in each genre has been accepted, one author is chosen from those accepted in each genre for a paid feature.
Featured authors receive prominent placement in the online journal, a published interview with the editors, and a $100 honorarium. One artist from Michigan or Ontario is also featured each year and receives the same benefits.
To submit, please visit our online submissions form for guidelines.