K’in: A New Journal Celebrating The Diversity of Voices Under Our One Sun
Now Reading for Our Inaugural Issue!
Seeking fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry for our inaugural issue, set to go live May 1, 2018.
K’in is the part of the ancient Mayan Long Count Calendar system which corresponds to one day. It is the smallest unit of Maya time to be counted, and a common translation of the word means “one passage under the sun,” and it is this translation that moves us, as editors, as readers, and as writers ourselves, the recognition of how, all over the planet, the stories, the poetry, the moment-to-moment memoirs, of what it means to be human are being written every day.
We are determined to do what we can to celebrate the breathtaking range of beauty and diversity to be found each day, under that one sun. Our goal is to create a publication that makes a place for that range, for those diverse experiences, particularly making space for marginalized and underrepresented voices.
We are, all of us, so much more alike than we are different. We are, each of us, glorious, as glorious as that sun. And every voice matters.
Two issues a year—May 1 and November 1—reading periods from November 1-March 31 and June 1-September 30.
No previously published work. Simultaneous okay. Submissions are accepted only through Green Submissions. Please include a brief cover letter and bio of not more than 50 words.
As much as we would love to be able to pay our contributors, unfortunately we are not able to do so. This is a labor of love for all of us, and we will do our best to honor and promote your work.
Experimental, traditional, playful, prayerful, celebratory, challenging: human—try us. Show us a new way to tell one of the millions of stories under that glorious sun.