Frequently Asked Questions


  1. How can I submit to Subaltern Word?
    You can submit by emailing us at
  2. What can I submit to Subaltern Word?
    You may submit essays, short memoirs, in memorandums, short fiction, poetry, graphic art, photography, design concepts, visual artworks, articles, music reflections — really anything you’d like to as long as it adheres to contemporary standards.

Stay tuned for submission guidelines to short films & videos.

  1. What should the length and quality of my submission be like?*
    For Fiction & Nonfiction: no more than 20 pages, double-spaced with 12-point font.
    For poetry: no more than 5 pages, double-spaced with 12-point font.
    For photography: High-Definition JPEG, PNG files up to 100 MB total.**
    For Graphic Design: PDF files up to 100 MB total.
    For Visual Art: Clearly defined, professional High-Definition JPEG, PNG photos of your paintings/murals/ceramics/other visual artwork up to 100 MB total.

       *Please include a short bio and a few lines about your submission in your email.

**If emailing large files is a problem, please reach out to us.

  1. Can I email work that has previously been published?
    Sorry, we only accept previously unpublished work. All content submitted must be original and never published on any platform before.
  2. Does artwork I submit still belong to me?
    Yes! Everything you submit will have your copyright. We will hold publishing rights for a discussed amount of time. Please understand that this is to make our content uniquely stand out.

For legal queries related to copyright and publishing, please email


  1. Where can I access Subaltern Word?
    On Web browsers on any desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
  2. Which browsers work best for viewing Subaltern Word?
    For best results, use the latest version of any popular browser (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer).
  3. Is Subaltern Word available on mobile and tablet devices?
    It is available on Web browsers on smartphones and tablets.
  4. Do I need a subscription to access Subaltern Word?
    The web version is free and accessible to everyone with the aforementioned devices. Print issues are subject to demand and subscription.


  1. How do I sign up for e-mail newsletters?
    Please fill out this form to sign up for any of our newsletters, including our weekly newsletter, design newsletter, and others.
  2. Where can I follow Subaltern Word on social media?
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  3. Do your contributors have social-media feeds? Where can I find them?
    Visit the contributors’ articles on Subaltern Word to find out more about our writers and artists, including information on how to follow them on social media, where to read their latest stories, and more.

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