"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

I was out of town with sick family (good thoughts, good energy, prayer in whatever your fashion appreciated), so we’re gonna pretend it’s still Friday, and get some

Call for Submissions Love!



Apogee is a literary journal specializing in art and literature that engage with issues of identity politics: race, gender, sexuality, class, and hyphenated identities. We currently produce a biannual issue featuring fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. Our goal is to publish exciting work that interrogates the status quo, providing a platform for unheard voices, including emerging writers of color.

The word “apogee” denotes the point in an object’s orbit that is farthest from the center. Our mission combines literary aesthetic with political activism. We believe that by elevating underrepresented literary voices we can effect real change: change in readers’ attitudes, change in writers’ positions in literature, and broader change in society.”



Submissions for Issue 6 are now open! Issue 6 will be published in print fall/winter 2015. Here are our guidelines:

    • We accept original poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction.
    • Please keep your prose submissions under 6,000 words and send no more than 3 poems for consideration.
    • Send your submissions in either .doc or .docx format.

Apogee Journals dual purpose is to showcase writers from the periphery and to provide a platform for all writers to thoughtfully engage with issues of race, class, and identity. Our goal is to publish exciting work that sits at some distance from the mainstream and to provide a forum where unheard issues and voices can rise to the fore. To get a sense of what we publish, please browse our previous two issues or click here to order a hard copy of our current issue: http://www.apogeejournal.org/issue-three/


Year Round on the Blog

Submissions for our blog Perigee are open year round. We will consider completed interviews, critical and lyrical essays, book reviews and flash fiction for publication.




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