submissions are currently open.
to submit to gaze journal:
gaze is interested in what it means to see or be seen. how and why we see as we see. gaze as a form of violence, as ownership, as intrusion. gaze as an attempt to apprehend. or how we love each other through the act of looking. we are wide open to interpretation; think of "gaze" less as a theme and more as an invitation. we want your poems, your stories, your essays, your meditations, your audio or video, your artwork, your passion project, your experiment, your cry in the dark. most of all, we want to know how you go on loving. we think this has something to do with looking. looking, of course, not being limited to only a literal gaze.
poetry and prose: you may send up to 10 pages of poetry, prose, or some combination thereof for consideration. we welcome experimental forms as well as those that are more traditional. we are open to text-image submissions. we love hybrids and chimeras.
audio/video/other experiments: please send up to three files.
photography: gaze is always looking for photography to accompany the work we're publishing. our visual aesthetic is fairly specific, so check out the journal to get a sense of what we're looking for. send 3-12 photographs in a single submission. the photographs should work as a set.
include a brief, third person bio - we're more interested in your smoldering passions, who you're reading, what captivates and compels you than we are in where you've been previously published. please also attach a photograph - either of yourself or one that you've taken. you do not need to include a cover letter - we respect your time and assume you have better things to do.
send submissions (pdf or docx) to gazesubmissions at gmail dot com.
nuts and bolts
gaze will never charge for submissions.
for poetry, prose, and audio/video projects, we pay contributors $25 (USD) per accepted piece (we use Square Cash, Venmo, Paypal, or Transferwise).
for photographs, we pay $25 (USD) for a set of three.
submit previously unpublished work. it is ok if the work has been featured on your personal blog or social media, so long as it has not appeared in a journal of any kind. simultaneous submissions are fine; notify us if your work is accepted elsewhere.
all rights revert back to the writer/artist upon publication. we ask only that you credit us in the event of any future publication.
please wait six months between submissions.
guidelines for the 2019 Loving Gaze Contest can be found here.