Graphic design by Miki Wong

朝秦暮楚。。。 to trick and to fool; to be of two minds; one of porous allegiances

Submissions to Sine Theta Magazine's 20th issue, themed “EVENING 暮”, are officially open! Thanks to our Patreon subscribers, Sine Theta Magazine is a paying publication - all contributors will be paid $10 USD per piece. Read our submission guidelines for more details.

We want artwork with all the colours of the evening sky. Works which depict things in decline – people, empires, institutions – and relishes in its dying light. What comes creeping in at the eve of a story, when the borders between one world and another are thinnest? Who lingers; who stays; who departs swiftly early on, with decisiveness? This issue asks for submissions which defers and alters a set path, knows when to let threads of a narrative blurs out, and likes to speculate on the speculative. Give us a story of your in-betweens, your out-of-office hours, your well-constructed half-baked thoughts.

Submissions are due WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 11:59 PM PDT to for full consideration of your work(s). For more information on how to submit, please visit our submission guidelines. Feel free to DM or email us with any questions you may have; we welcome pitches ahead of time!

Verbal prompts:

end of one world and start of another / crossing realms, crossing worlds - demolishing borders - passersby and passing through - membranes - porousness / queering / unexpected developments - alternative comings of age / multiverse theory - parallel universes - non-linear timelines / the things that come out at night - creatures and plants that are nocturnal