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sin cesar (formerly Dryland)

Literary Magazine


Flash Fiction






sin cesar is an independent print literary journal from South Central Los Angeles established in 2015. We seek to publish the best in Black and Brown poetry, fiction, and non-fiction from established, emerging, and never-before-published writers around the world.

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  • Response time:
    1-2 months*
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  • 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

    From the editors


  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Fiction - 3000 words max

Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary, Experimental

Payment: $ per piece

FICTION: 1 short story at 3,000 words maximum​

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 5

Sub Genres: Literary, Experimental

Payment: $ per piece

FLASH FICTION: 3-5 pieces

Nonfiction - 3000 words max

Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 1

Payment: $ per piece

Memoir essays, critical essays


Min pieces: 3

Max pieces: 5

Payment: $ per piece

3-5 poems


Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 1

Payment: $ per piece

book reviews


Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 1

Payment: $ per piece

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    Creators from a specific location / ethnic group

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

    We prioritize works by Black and Brown artists, writers, and poets. Do not submit more than once per submission period unless the editor requests to see more work. We do not accept work that sustains the traditional white literary Western canon that has continuously ignored and poised itself as an authority over the voices of the oppressed. We do not give a voice to stories from the perspectives of cisgender, heterosexual, white, upper-class males that continue this tradition. We also do not give a voice to feminist works that only consider white female perspectives. We enjoy reading and printing both English and Spanish language pieces. Payment. New 2022 Payment Guidelines: Poetry $25 for one (1) accepted poem; $50 for two (2) accepted poems; $75 for three (3) accepted poems. Fiction $100 for one (1) accepted short story. Nonfiction $100 for one (1) accepted essay, book review, or interview. Copies. Contributors receive a digital copy of the issue. Cntributors in the Los Angeles area receive a print copy.

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    Editor Viva Padilla avatar

    Viva Padilla


    Editor Amanda Orozco avatar

    Amanda Orozco

    Associate Editor