Philosophy


Box is a space for spaces. The blank versus the filled, the roar versus the silence, the unknown and the identified; the empty void and what, and who, fills it. We’re drawn to philosophical inquiry, moral and universal quandaries, problems that remain unsolved or don’t yet exist, and artwork that illuminates or twists areas that have never been illuminated before.

Like Schrödinger’s cat or the Ship of Theseus, humanity and the spaces we inhabit and inhibit contain unfathomable and ambiguous puzzles, dilemmas, illusions, and dimensions. Send us yours.

Payment is $50 for fiction and $30 per poem, and one print issue of our quarterly journal, seen here for Spring 2022.

We should have a response to you within two months. Please refrain from querying until the close of each quarterly submission period: March 1st, June 1st, September 1st, and December 1st. Issues will be released same month as the close of each period.

Specifics: Rules and Limitations

Fiction and Nonfiction 

-We are looking for stories, flash fiction, and essays under 4,500 words. We find ourselves drawn specifically to literary fiction, experimental works, surrealism, magical realism, and minimalist works, however all genres are welcome here. We are also also interested in writing that deals with posthumanist elements. 

-We welcome you to use whatever formatting you think is best for your writing. We only ask that you please remove all identifying information from your document. 

-Simultaneous submissions are fine with us. Just let us know if it has been accepted elsewhere. 

-Please use a .doc or .docx file type. 

-We really prefer works that are previously unpublished. However, if you have a published piece you really think will vibe with us, go ahead and send it our way. 

-We pay each accepted writer one free contributor copy and $50. 

Poetry

-Please send us 1-4 poems in a single document.

-We welcome you to use whatever formatting you think is best for your writing. We only ask that you please remove all identifying information from your document. 

-Simultaneous submissions are fine with us. Just let us know if it has been accepted elsewhere. 

-Please use a .doc or .docx file type. 

-We really prefer works that are previously unpublished. However, if you have a published piece that you really think will vibe with us, go ahead and send it our way. 

-We pay each accepted writer one free contributor copy and $30.

Cover Art

-Please send us up to five images for consideration. We use accepted art pieces for our print issue covers. We are especially interested in art that subverts the norm or deals with minimalism or surrealism. 

-Send us whichever size and file type you think is best. If we need something different, we will email you. 

-We pay each artist $30 and one contributor copy.