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Literary Magazine





Wtf is genre, send anything

coalitionworks latest issue

themes for issue 7: how to care / for each other / should nothing matter. use them as you wish.


This magazine may have some eligibility requirements

Please double-check before submitting.

  • Vibe:Weird / outsider / wtf even is it
  • Response time:
    2 weeks at most*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    40% *
    Editor reported data



  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 500 words max

Max words: 6

Max words: 500

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: All / surprise us, Absurdist

All Microfiction 500 words or less, drabbles, etc. All accepted authors will have the option to provide an AUDIO READING.


Min pieces: 1

Max pieces: 3

Poems no longer than one page. Short poetry of all forms as long as they meet the issue themes or spirit of the coalition. Just keep each poem to a page long at most. All accepted authors will have the option to provide an AUDIO READING.


Max pieces: 3

We welcome hybrid work that makes sense to you, stitched together, franken-poetry and experiments that offer solace from existential suffering. Just keep each poem to a page long at most. All accepted authors will have the option to provide an AUDIO READING.


Max pieces: 3

Visual art that reconciles the absurd.


Photography that captures the absurdity of being alive.

Wtf is genre, send anything

Max pieces: 3

We want to read or hear how you make sense of this absurd world.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Cover letter not necessary. Just bio and social media links, please.

  • Eligibility

    The coalition is my creative home, and this creative home is open to all marginalized creators, working-class people with existential dread, and outsiders living in or who come from small towns. I welcome those who have experienced alienation, otherness, and the unbearable absurdity of our existence.

  • Formatting

    I will let you know if the file doesn't work. No special formatting requirements.

  • Author's rights

    You own the rights to your work and always will. I do not and will never claim to own your work. I am simply offering to showcase your work at the coalition.

  • Additional info

    coalitionworks is a labor of love produced by Jaime Alejandro at the coalition. There are no reading fees and no compensation at this time. Issues are released on the coalition website. Coalition for Digital Narratives is a small online press and media hub by Jaime Alejandro, focusing on short-form works and collaborations reconciling the absurd nature of our existence through joy, imagination, and the search for community. EIC Jaime Alejandro, a Mexican-American raised in Wyoming, created the coalition for working-class people, BIPOC, and all marginalized voices. We believe in you and your work. Much love. j

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

9 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

1 days

Fastest response time

15 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 117 days

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coalitionworks is a quarterly online journal by the coalition (Jaime Alejandro). We welcome short work that grapples with the absurd nature of life and the cosmos, that carries in its glorious brevity the conflict between joyful human purpose and total futility. Quarterly issues released at coaliti...

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