朝不保夕。。。at dawn, unsure what evening brings; a precarious, contingent state.

Submissions to Sine Theta Magazine's 18th issue, themed “MORNING 朝”, are officially open! Thanks to our Patreon subscribers, as of this issue, Sine Theta Magazine is a paying publication - all contributors will be paid $10 USD. Read our new submission guidelines for more details.

We want works which taste like dew before dawn. Pieces of art which crack open, bringing with it the surprise of newly made eggshell or the first light. Can you make works that feel like wide water, without sound? Can your writing startle, the way a pun does? This issue asks for submissions that are interested in possibility and mouths, in the rising action before the arc of a narrative is determined.

Submissions are due SUNDAY, JANUARY 3, 11:59 PM PDT to for full consideration of your work(s). Visit our submission guidelines. Feel free to DM or email us with any questions you may have; we welcome pitches ahead of time!

Visual prompts can be found here

Verbal prompts:

sunrise - silver linings - dew / new beginnings - tabula rasa - transformations - unexpected encounters / circular narratives and histories - time as anything but linear / openings - mouths - bakhtin’s grotesque and carnivalesque / daphne’s hair in metamorphoses - queering the canon / breakfast - eggs / dynasties - empire - anti-empire - imperial - empirical / mourning - healing - survival strategies - community survival / rising action - possibility - fog - open air - hoi fut tin hung by beyond/