SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Thank you for your interest in Violet Indigo Blue, Etc.! We are currently open to submissions and pitches for the following calls. In your submission, please specify which call for submissions you are responding to.

Please keep the following in mind:

  • Previously published submissions are accepted. Please let us know where your work has appeared before so that we can credit it accordingly.
  • Simultaneous submissions/pitches are encouraged. Please let us know as soon as possible if a piece or manuscript is no longer available for consideration.
  • Please familiarise yourself with our ABOUT page before submitting.
  • We reserve the right to remove, withdraw, or discontinue any work in the future in case a writer is found to be expressing or holding bigoted or discriminatory views, or has acted in such a manner.
  • Please include an author bio alongside your submission.

Folio submissions

Folios are short, themed collections of writing. Please direct your submissions to violetindigoblue.e@gmail.com.The following folios are currently open for submissions until further notice:

SERIES 2

VAULT

This folio will have a short print run if there are sufficient funds available, in which case any profits will be distributed among the contributors and editor. 

museums, institutions, archives, libraries, academia, observation, categorisation, taxonomy, epistemology, “art exhibition: west bank girl on fire” by leena aboutaleb in Strange Horizons, psychiatry, microscopes, taxidermy, enclosures, borders, “INTERVENTION WITH DESIRE AND POLICE STATE” by Bailey Cohen-Vera in ANMLY, surveillance, “Dear INTELLIGENCE JOURNAL,” by Solmaz Sharif in Split this Rock, “FUCK THE POLICE, FUCK THE STATE, FUCK THE TATE: riots & reform” by Zarina Muhammad in The White Pube, etc. 

Send: 1-3 poems. 

SHORE

This folio will have a short print run if there are sufficient funds available, in which case any profits will be distributed among the contributors and editor. 

Vibe: ocean, separation, BAHR // بحر, distances, water, tributaries, salt, waves, rivers, rain, storms, floods, swells, navigation, “fairouz is searching for a pair of eyes” by Zein Sa’dedin in Cordite Poetry Review, “abdel-nasser births a mermaid:” by Aida Bardissi in Violet Indigo Blue, Etc., isolation, liquid, To the Sea – Seafret ft. Rosie Carney, immersion, drought, “Anna Liffey” – Eavan Boland, biology, “Ernst Haeckel’s Jellyfish” in The Public Domain Review, etc. 

Send: 1-3 poems. 

IDYLL

This folio will have a short print run if there are sufficient funds available, in which case any profits will be distributed among the contributors and editor. 

“well… *grabs wine glass* when the world ends, i hope we go down dancing ahha!” by George Abraham in Underblong, “Alternate Universe in Which I am Unfazed by the Men Who Do Not Love Me” by Olivia Gatwood, utopia, dinner parties, futures, “courgette flower, crescent moon rising” by Zarina Muhammad in The White Pube, care, bread, abundance, plenty, borderlessness, desire, “i love you to the moon &” by Chen Chen in Poem-a-day, etc. 

Send: 1-3 poems.