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XinSai Magazine

Literary Magazine

Fiction

Flash Fiction

Nonfiction

Poetry

Hybrid

Review

Interview

Art

Humor

Photography

Video

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Justice for the arts, through the arts. We reach out to youths (and sometimes, adults) from all around the world to share their unique perspectives on each edition's theme through creative means; the theme focused around a global social issue with wider implications.

Highlights

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    Within 1 week. *
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    90% *
    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

  • 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: 100

Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 5

Sub Genres: All / surprise us, Literary, Action-Adventure, Experimental, Humor, LGBTQ+ Stories, Speculative, Young Adult

Multiple submissions are allowed, but we will generally only select one piece from each contributor!

Fiction - 100 words max

Max words: 50

Max words: 100

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: All / surprise us, Literary, Action-Adventure, Experimental, Humor, LGBTQ+ Stories, Speculative, Young Adult

Multiple submissions are allowed, but we will generally only select one piece from each contributor!

Nonfiction - 3000 words max

Max words: 100

Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 2

Multiple submissions are allowed, but we will generally only select one piece from each contributor!

Poetry

Max lines: 50

Max pieces: 3

Multiple submissions are allowed, but we will generally only select 1-2 poetry pieces from each contributor! Also, we are accepting anything that can be deemed poetry: unsent messages, notes app lists, song lyrics - anything!

Hybrid

Max words: 10

Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 4

Multiple submissions are allowed, but we will generally only select one piece from each contributor!

Review

Max words: 100

Max words: 1500

Max pieces: 2

Multiple submissions are allowed, but we will generally only select one piece from each contributor!

Interview

Max words: 100

Max words: 2000

Max pieces: 2

Multiple submissions are allowed, but we will generally only select one piece from each contributor!

Art

Max pieces: 20

Multiple submissions are allowed, but not all will be selected. Please send us an email if there are any specific requirements for featuring your artwork (e.g. cannot overlap, pieces must be placed next to each other etc). We are also accepting any new, creative forms of artwork: film, multimedia, NFTs, murals, AI work, anything!

Humor

Max words: 50

Max words: 1500

Max pieces: 3

Multiple submissions are allowed, but we will generally only select one piece from each contributor!

Photography

Max pieces: 20

Multiple submissions are allowed, but not all will be selected. Please send us an email if there are any specific requirements for featuring your artwork (e.g. cannot overlap, pieces must be placed next to each other etc).

Video

Max pieces: 3

Multiple submissions are allowed, but we will generally only select one piece from each contributor!

Play

Max pieces: 3

Multiple submissions are allowed, but we will generally only select one piece from each contributor!

Comics

Max pieces: 3

Multiple submissions are allowed, but we will generally only select one piece from each contributor!

Audio

Max pieces: 5

Multiple submissions are allowed, but we will generally only select one piece from each contributor!

Game

Max pieces: 3

Multiple submissions are allowed, but we will generally only select one piece from each contributor!

Wtf is genre, send anything

Max pieces: 3

Multiple submissions are allowed, but we will generally only select one piece from each contributor!

How to submit

  • Processs

    Google / other forms

  • Cover letter

    Please state your: name, pronouns, country of origin / ethnicity, and then anything from: achievements and acknowledgements, to niche interests.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Google Docs and Google Drive preferred. All formatting requirements are included in the Google Forms.

  • Author's rights

    All rights are retained by the contributor.

  • Additional info

    Submit through the Google Forms! https://forms.gle/SthpshMZHBfq6g9r7 Any pieces with discriminatory language (racism, sexism, anti-LGBT+) will be REJECTED immediately. We are generally accepting pieces with a personal take on a social issue, so far for AFFILIATION/ALIENATION, topics have ranged from diaspora, migration, political alienation, to cults and alienated communes. We are open to any and every perspective. If you have an idea for a piece that you are unsure about, feel free to shoot an email to xinsaimag@gmail.com!

Tracker statistics

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Total submissions tracked

42 days

Average response time

100%

Average acceptance rate

37 days

Fastest response time

46 days

Slowest response time

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About

XinSai originated from Hong Kong, a multicultural city, where rigid societal restraints force youths to conform to conventional job paths in order to satisfy the never-ending external pressure and live up to parental expectations. We want to deconstruct that. In Mandarin Chinese, "Xin" means hea...

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Founded

2022

Country

HK

www.xinsaimagazine.org

Masthead

    Editor Joy Chen avatar

    Joy Chen

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Hailey Wong avatar

    Hailey Wong

    Managing Director

    Editor Mohammed Al'Awaadi avatar

    Mohammed Al'Awaadi

    Research and Advocacy Director, Staff Writers Director

    Editor Jed Canlobo avatar

    Jed Canlobo

    Outreach Director

    Editor Maja Timis avatar

    Maja Timis

    Marketing Director

    Editor Aren Hakhverdyan avatar

    Aren Hakhverdyan

    Creative Director / Graphic Designer