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the other side of hope: journeys in refugee and immigrant literature

Literary Magazine


Flash Fiction






the other side of hope: journeys in refugee and immigrant literature latest issue

We are UK-based literary magazine edited by refugees and immigrants. We publish fiction, nonfiction and poetry by refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants.

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  • Response time:
    6 months*
    Editor reported data
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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 - 8000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max words: 8000

Max pieces: 2

Sub Genres: Literary

Up to two short stories or stand-alone chapters from unpublished novels (1,000 to 8,000 words) are welcome.

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 5

Sub Genres: Literary

Or you can send us up to five pieces of flash fiction.

Nonfiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 2000

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 2


Max pieces: 4


Max words: 500

Max words: 1000


Max words: 2000


Min pieces: 2

Max pieces: 10

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Cover letter: include your name, short bio, country of origin and the country you currently live in.

  • Eligibility

    Edited by refugees and immigrants

  • Formatting

    Please send us your poetry in a single file (in a Word document please). Please don’t send us online files. Send us up to two poems written in your own language. Please state in English the language the poems are written in.

  • Author's rights

    Copyright: After we publish your work on the other side of hope, all rights revert to our authors. Published authors do not need our permission to reprint, though we appreciate an acknowledgement of first publication.

  • Additional info

    Payment/copies. We offer £100 per published author in the print issue, and £50 per published author in the online issue. The authors we publish in print will also receive one complimentary copy of the issue in which their work appears. Payment/copies. We offer £300 and two copies of our print issue for artwork that we will use in our print and online covers. Due to high international transaction fees, we cannot transfer fees into non-UK bank accounts.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

109 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

108 days

Fastest response time

110 days

Slowest response time

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    Editor Alexandros Plasatis avatar

    Alexandros Plasatis


    Editor Rubina Bala avatar

    Rubina Bala

    Fiction Editor

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    Malka Al-Haddad

    Poetry Editor

    Editor Maria Rovisco avatar

    Maria Rovisco

    Nonfiction Editor

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    Amir Darwish

    Book Reviews & Author Interviews Editor

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    Olivier Llouquet

    Design & Art Direction

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    Parang Khezri

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