Barren Magazine accepts flash fiction, short fiction, poetry, and essays about the complexities of the human condition. They also accept photography — all images in Barren Magazine are original. Please read the current issue to get an idea of what catches their eye. Barren Magazine accepts simultaneous submissions, but ask that you please let them know immediately if your work is accepted somewhere else. Barren Magazine prefers previously unpublished material, but may accept previously published material as long as authors own its copyright and provide appropriate attribution.
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21 February 2019
Make art about what’s out of place.
20 February 2019
“you say love is a burning building: then run in:”–JP Dancing Bear
Make art about that burning building.
19 February 2019
Took me a long time, a lifetime, to learn to do this.
Make art about asking for help.
18 February 2019
There is blood, there, he says
Blood here too, down here, she says
Only blood, the Blood Mother sings – Juan Felipe Herrera
Make art about what the blood remembers.
17 February 2019
A recurring dream returned last night, one where an old wolf, his amber eyes glowing, appears in my bedroom. He circles the room a few times, then climbs up on the end of my bed, curls up and goes to sleep.
Make art about a recurring dream, or wolves.