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. Expansions and contractions. The geometry and string theory of fiction. We’re drawn to philosophical inquiry, moral and universal quandaries, problems that remain unsolved or don’t yet exist, and art that illuminates or twists areas that have never been illuminated or stretched 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 $25 for fiction and $15 per poem, and one print issue of our quarterly journal, seen here for Winter 2021.

We should have a response to you within three 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.

Please note that we have rolling deadlines on Submittable, but the true deadlines are the monthly ones above.

Submit to us on Submittable: Click to teleport to the Submission Portal

Specifics: Rules and Limitations

Fiction and Nonfiction 

-We’re looking for stories, flash fiction, and essays under 4,500 words. We find ourselves drawn specifically to literary fiction, experimental works, absurdism, surrealism, magical realism, minimalist, posthumanist, and any other philosophically-rooted works, however all genres and stories are welcome.

-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 inform us 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-We really prefer works that are previously unpublished.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 fit 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 inform us 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.