Anastamos is a literary journal with a focus on graduate work. Each issue explores the intersections that can be found within a single topic, weaving together the diversity of the human experience. We seek places where divergent concepts come together in unexpected ways.

Anastamos is run entirely by graduate students and is housed in the English Department at Chapman University in Orange, California.

 The theme for June 2020 is “Consummation.” This issue seeks to uncover both the intersections that occur within the meaning of consummation and all of the diverging ideas that paradoxically collide with the word . We seek submissions from a range of perspectives, particularly from those who can weave their own new and unexpected meanings into the idea of consummation. This theme highlights new beginnings, conclusions, and the point of no return. We invite narrative fiction / nonfiction, graphic illustrations, and photographic essays from any discipline that might offer surprising insight into the idea of consummation. Submissions must be from a current or recently matriculated graduate student.Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • when the whole is different than the sum of its parts
  • violation of union
  • achievement or mastery in a skill (ex. of art, or lying)
  • if something can be unconsummated
  • the space or time that exists after consummation
  • recollection of what once was consummated but is no longer 
  • reaching fulfillment or perfection 
  • realization or discovery  
  • queer perspectives on consummation

Submissions close for this issue March 14th, 2020! Open to graduate students and recently matriculated graduate students only!  

  • Video: 30 minute maximum for video content (anything longer, send query)
  • We only publish work that retains audio rights
  • Visual Art: 5 pieces of visual art maximum
  • Cover statement with brief bio required; please include a brief statement explaining how your work fits our theme
  • Title must be on each page of the work; pages numbered
  • Name should not appear on the work itself; if identifying information is shown on the work, it will be rejected
  • Work must not have been previously published
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please inform us if your work is accepted elsewhere
  • We retain first North American publication rights. After publication, all rights return to the author   
    • If your work is published elsewhere after it appears here, we ask that you credit Anastamos as the place where it was first published
  • We retain the right to choose the thumbnail and header image for the piece on the website
  • Please submit only once for each issue

 The theme for June 2020 is “Consummation.” This issue seeks to uncover both the intersections that occur within the meaning of consummation and all of the diverging ideas that paradoxically collide with the word . We seek submissions from a range of perspectives, particularly from those who can weave their own new and unexpected meanings into the idea of consummation. This theme highlights new beginnings, conclusions, and the point of no return. We invite narrative fiction / nonfiction, graphic illustrations, and photographic essays from any discipline that might offer surprising insight into the idea of consummation. Submissions must be from a current or recently matriculated graduate student.Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • when the whole is different than the sum of its parts
  • violation of union
  • achievement or mastery in a skill (ex. of art, or lying)
  • if something can be unconsummated
  • the space or time that exists after consummation
  • recollection of what once was consummated but is no longer 
  • reaching fulfillment or perfection 
  • realization or discovery  
  • queer perspectives on consummation

Submissions close for this issue March 14th, 2020! Open to graduate students and recently matriculated graduate students only! 

  • Nonfiction: 5,000 words maximum (anything longer, send query)
  • Work should be double-spaced, 12pt font
  • Cover statement with brief bio required. In your cover statement, please give a brief explanation of how your piece fits our theme
  • Title must be on each page of the work; pages numbered
  • Include the genre in the title of the submission
  • Name should not appear on the work itself; if any identifying information is included in the work, it will be rejected
  • Work must not have been previously published
  • Send written work as Word or PDF document
  • We accept simultaneous submissions, but please inform us if your work is accepted elsewhere
  • We retain first North American publication rights. After publication, all rights return to the author
    • If your work is published elsewhere after it appears here, we ask that you credit Anastamos as the place where it was first published
  • We retain the right to choose the thumbnail and header image for the piece on the website
  • Please submit only once for each issue
  • If your work is accepted for publication, please wait a year before submitting again
  • By submitting to this publication, you agree to have your email added to our Newsletter. You are welcome to unsubscribe at anytime

The theme for June 2020 is “Consummation.” 

This issue seeks to uncover both the intersections that occur within the meaning of consummation and all of the diverging ideas that paradoxically collide with the word . We seek submissions from a range of perspectives, particularly from those who can weave their own new and unexpected meanings into the idea of consummation. This theme highlights new beginnings, conclusions, and the point of no return. 

We invite narrative fiction / nonfiction, graphic illustrations, and photographic essays from any discipline that might offer surprising insight into the idea of consummation. 

Submissions must be from a current or recently matriculated graduate student.

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • when the whole is different than the sum of its parts
  • violation of union
  • achievement or mastery in a skill (ex. of art, or lying)
  • if something can be unconsummated
  • the space or time that exists after consummation
  • recollection of what once was consummated but is no longer 
  • reaching fulfillment or perfection 
  • realization or discovery  
  • queer perspectives on consummation

Submissions close for this issue March 14th, 2020!
Open to graduate students and recently matriculated graduate students only! 

  • Fiction: 5,000 words maximum (anything longer, send query)
  • Work should be double-spaced, 12pt font
  • Cover statement with brief bio required. In your cover statement, please give a brief explanation of how your piece fits our theme
  • Title must be on each page of the work; pages numbered
  • Include the genre in the title of the submission
  • Name should not appear on the work itself; if any identifying information is included in the work, it will be rejected
  • Work must not have been previously published
  • Send written work as Word or PDF document
  • We accept simultaneous submissions, but please inform us if your work is accepted elsewhere
  • We retain first North American publication rights. After publication, all rights return to the author
    • If your work is published elsewhere after it appears here, we ask that you credit Anastamos as the place where it was first published
  • We retain the right to choose the thumbnail and header image for the piece on the website
  • Please submit only once for each issue
  • If your work is accepted for publication, please wait a year before submitting again
  • By submitting to this publication, you agree to have your email added to our Newsletter. You are welcome to unsubscribe at anytime
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