Cabrillo College-Watsonville Center-Xinachtli Journal

Journal X

Social Justice Literary Arts Magazine

Founded in 2021

Xinachtli Journal—Journal X—aims to give voice to social justice issues. We accept short fiction, short memoir, short plays and screenplays, short essays, poetry, art, and photography. We encourage experimental submissions. Submissions in English, Spanish, or Spanglish are accepted.

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SUBMISSIONS

  • Send up to 3 submissions of unpublished literary work (RTF or word format), or

  • Send up to 8 pieces of art/photography (300+ DPI)

  • Submissions should not exceed 10 pages (approx. 2500 words)

  • Include your name, address, phone, email, + a short bio (100 words or less)

SOCIAL THEMES INCLUDE (BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO)

social justice/inequities; community activism; celebrating cultura; im/migration; spirituality; de/colonization; incarceration; police violence; feminist approaches; lgbtq+ rights; gentrification; environmental justice; indigeneity; intersectionality; race, class, gender, sexuality; etc.

SUBMISSION DEADLINES

  • Priority Deadline: Dec. 15, 2022

  • Final Deadline: Dec. 30, 2022

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Featured Contributors (2022 Edition):
Poetry, Art, Photography
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