We will not be reading for the next issue of Dark Matter before April of 2024. To celebrate our tenth anniversary in November of 2024, we plan to put out a print anthology of writings from our first ten years. We will be focused on that project in the first months of the year.
Dark Matter: Women Witnessing publishes writing and visual art created in response to an age of massive species loss and ecological collapse. It is a home for dreams, visions, and communications with the nonhuman world, especially those with messages for how we might begin to heal our broken relationship to the earth. We welcome writing in all forms and genres as well as artwork in all mediums. All poetry and fiction must be accompanied by notes bridging to the journal’s mission. Context and commentary are required for dreams, visions, and other communications. We welcome submissions by women and nonbinary writers and artists.
Dreams and Visions features dreams, visions, nightmares or communications with nonhuman beings that respond in some way to this era of escalating danger and darkness—and ideally provide clarity and/or guidance. Commentary is required.
In After•Words, writers offer responses to books, films, artwork, cultural events—not necessarily current ones—that they feel make an important contribution to our mission. Responses can be creative—the work may serve as a springboard for the writer’s own reflections—and they can be as brief or as long as they need to be, within our 5,000-word limit.
- Submissions in French and German welcome; we will provide translation.
- 5,000 word limit
- Send as MS Word doc or, for graphics, send a Jpg file (up to 250ppi)
- Send your copy to: Editor@DarkMatterWomenWitnessing.com
* Written materials should be sent as one document. *
If after looking through the current issue, and reading the above submission guidelines, you still have questions about what we publish or how to submit, please click here.