We are open for themed submissions 4 times a year. Please check our website and social media to stay updated on our submissions windows. Any call for submissions will be made through a dedicated web page for the next magazine issue, which will have theme-related information.

Submissions sent outside of open submissions periods will not be read.


Beginning with submissions to Issue #18 and continuing onward, all contributors whose works appear in an issue are hereby eligible to receive $10 USD as honorarium. (Because of our current mode of operations, we can provide this sum via Paypal, Venmo, or UK domestic bank transfer.)

Becoming a paying market is a step that we are committed to taking, and as we continue to grow, we hope to continue to expand our ability to compensate contributors in the future.

If you are interested in supporting our mission, please visit our Patreon: all of the support we receive on that platform is directed toward fairly compensating our contributors. Currently, we are a total non-profit — all of our staff are volunteers, and any revenue we receive from magazine sales is used for upkeep and maintenance costs.


Please email all submissions to Please format your document title as "NAME - Title [or description, eg Untitled photo essay or 3 poems]".

The Sino diaspora is defined as people of Chinese, Taiwanese, Hong Kong, or Macau heritage, who live anywhere away from the original 'homeland' of that heritage. Everyone with Sino ancestry is welcome to contribute to Sine Theta magazine!

Knowledge of Chinese is not necessary to submit. Sine Theta is an English-language publication accessible to all, with a Chinese glossary printed in every issue.

Please fill and include the following submission form in the body of your email:

  • Name (as you wish to be credited):
  • Chinese name (if possible):
  • Third-person bio (up to 80 words):
  • For poetry – line count:
  • For prose – word count:
  • For artwork – medium:
  • IG and Twitter social media handles:
  • Do you identify as a member of the Sino diaspora?: YES/NO [If the answer to this question is no, please do not submit.]

If you do not hear back from us confirming receipt within three days of your email, please send a follow-up email, as your submission may have gotten caught in our spam filter. Once we have confirmed receipt of your email, please do not send us multiple emails.


We accept all genres of visual and literary work as long as they relate to the current theme. Works do not necessarily have to pertain to the diasporic experience.

Multiple submissions are encouraged (as long as all submitted works are relevant). Please do not re-submit a work that has already been declined.

  • Poetry: Please submit no more than 5 poems per submission.
  • Prose: There is no word limit on prose submissions, but please keep in mind that the prose pieces we publish in our magazine often range between 1500-2000 words. You may pitch a prose piece without a first draft; please do so as early as possible. Please indicate if your prose work is fiction, non-fiction, or hybrid.
  • Visual art: Please submit no more than 10 individual works of art per submission.

For translations, please obtain written permission from the creator(s) of the original work (or their estate), or confirm that the original work is in the public domain.

We will not publish work that has already appeared in another publication. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, so long as they are classified as such and we are informed promptly if they are accepted elsewhere.

Upon publication in Sine Theta, publication rights of a work revert to its contributor. Any subsequent publications must acknowledge us, i.e. "First published in Sine Theta Magazine."

Written work should be in PDF or Microsoft Word format. Visual work should be submitted as high-quality scans or well-cropped photography with no shadows.

We reserve the right to remove the work of any contributor from print or digital circulation without warning or notification if presented with sufficient cause.


We publish quarterly print issues. Deadlines are generally around 6 weeks before publication. Please follow us on social media to stay updated.

Please allow around 2 weeks for deliberation. We will notify you of editorial decisions after this time.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via email!