Xinachtli Journal—Journal X—aims to give voice to social justice issues. We accept short fiction, short memoir, poetry, short plays and screenplays, essays, art, or photography. We encourage experimental submissions, and welcome submissions from people from the Watsonville/Pajaro Valley area. Submissions in English, Spanish, Spanglish, or Mixtec are accepted.

Open to the Public!

Xinachtli: Nahuatl word that describes the moment a seed germinates

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Social Justice Literary/Arts Journal

SUBMIT TO JOURNAL X 2022!

SUBMISSIONS

  • Send up to 3 submissions of unpublished literary work (RTF or word format), or
  •  Send up to 5 pieces of art/photography (300+ DPI)
  •  Submissions should not exceed 10 pages (2500 words)
  •  Include your name, address, phone, email, + a short bio (100 words or less)

SUBMISSION DEADLINES

  • Priority Deadline: Dec. 15, 2021
  • Final Deadline: Dec. 30, 2021

SUBMIT

Social themes include (but are not limited to):
  • social justice/inequities
  • community activism
  • im/migration
  • de/colonization
  • incarceration/police violence
  • feminist approaches
  • lgbtq+ issues
  • gentrification
  • environmental racism
  • intersectionality
  • race, class, gender, sexuality
  • etc.