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"We publish lyrical philosophy, experimental fiction/poetry/non-fiction, dark humor, classical forms, and innovations in craft. Our goal is to support underrepresented styles of writing, specifically within a genre that we imagined, which we call otherworld realism. "

"We publish lyrical philosophy, experimental fiction/poetry/non-fiction, dark humor, classical forms, and innovations in craft. Our goal is to support underrepresented styles of writing, specifically within a genre that we imagined, which we call otherworld realism. "

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Response Time

28 days

Acceptance Rate

0%

  • Payment

    No

  • Fee

    No

  • Simultaneous submissions

    Yes

  • Previously published

    No

  • Expedited response

    No

  • Available in print

    Yes

  • Provides contributor copies

    No

  • Examples online

    Yes

  • Active on social media

    Yes

Accepted genres

5 genres

Fiction

Lyrical philosophy, experimental fiction. We do not publish contemporary realist fiction.

Nonfiction

creative non-fiction

Humor

dark humor

Play

screenplays, stageplays

Poetry

No specific limitations

Fiction

Lyrical philosophy, experimental fiction. We do not publish contemporary realist fiction.

Nonfiction

creative non-fiction

Humor

dark humor

Play

screenplays, stageplays

Poetry

No specific limitations

Statistics

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Track submission

16

Total submissions tracked

28 days

Average response time

0%

Average acceptance rate

14 days

Fastest response time

48 days

Slowest response time

How to submit

Process

We use Submittable.

Cover letters

A cover letter is not required and will not affect the success of your submission. We assess solely based on the quality of the writing and its suitability of style/purpose for AZURE; this is to say, we don't look at the cover letter until after the fact, when we become curious as to what sort of mind has wrought the compelling piece that appears before us.

Eligibility

No specific eligibility requirements

Formatting

Coming soon! All the Times New Romans and double spaces!

Rights for published work

Coming soon! First, third, none, all the rights!

Additional info

Your submission should not exceed 50 pages.

About the Magazine

Founded in 2015 | United States

Lazuli Literary Group is a platform dedicated to fostering the delight of the literary imagination through a small publishing press, writing contests, and an online/print literary journal, AZURE: A Journal of Literary Thought. We are a two-person editing team with diverging tastes (one classic and one contemporary) that harmonize in a third, uncharted space. We are particularly drawn to writing that broadens the concept of "literary" to one that pulls from a global pedigree of storytelling technique. We seek authors who revel in the rhythmic possibilities of the poetic line, who contemplate the flavor, the shape, and the history of every word they use; who are so committed to the pyrotechnics of the written word that they comprehend the beauty of classical forms and yet feel compelled to constantly re-invent their craft. Our goal is to support underrepresented styles of writing, specifically within a genre that we imagined, which we call otherworld realism. We like work that generates an eclectic mix of literary, lyrical, experimental and witty reading experiences; as such, we publish works that may not be suited for mass consumption, due to their raw yet polished innovations in content and form. ​​ Every piece published in AZURE appears alongside a customized black & white sketch that is devised and executed by our in-house illustrator, Evgenia Barsheva.

Masthead

We currently list only main editors, more will be added later! If you are an editor, you can edit your masthead in our admin panel :)

Sakina B. Fakhri

Editor-in-Chief

Evgenia Barsheva

Co-founder / ​In-house Illustrator

Diana McClure

Co-founder