ANTITHESIS

Can you count all the possibilities between 1 and 0? When you’re dusting red earth off the old family Ford to reveal beaten white: machine shining, engine coughing. Curl your fingers and peer outside the frame. You’re in a Rothko painting, or maybe it’s Degas—the ballerina spins counter clockwise and falls down on the other side of the coin. Contra. Contrary to popular opinion I fall in love all the time. With ze, xe, zir, him, her, they are all part of this body’s geometry. I only watch anti-establishment horror stories where the monster is everyone else. Can you hear that sound? Water dripping in the cave of creation, gurgling into the radio static of shocks jocks selling #pizzagate and Capitalism is the system for you. Making complex systems to break complex systems. My moral compass points due South of my polarised newsfeed, and as we hit our zenith, the last chunk of polar ice crumbles to nadir.

At Antithesis we’re pros at contrast but this year we want to see the shades of human in between. This year our theme ‘Binary’ aims to explore points of difference in a society where difference is seen as defining. We believe that there is an infinity of possibilities between black and white.

We want to publish work that falls between the cracks of traditional genres. Give us your fiction and fiction-comma-creative-non and narrative-non and is-this-even-fiction-is-it-poetry. We’re excited to see work that explores the many perceived dualities in our society, so send us your most esoteric, theoretical story, or your pulpiest, most rollicking romp of an essay. We’re keen to read it.

We’re especially excited this year to be expanding the number of academic articles we publish, so if you’ve got an interesting research piece that speaks to our theme we’d love to hear from you.


Submitting to the Journal

If you would like your work to be considered for publication in Antithesis Journal, please submit it through submittable only.

While we do ask that all submissions be in line with our theme, 'Binary', we welcome different interpretations of that theme.

Submissions may take the form of:

  • Research articles between 3,000 and 5,000 words

  • Reviews (books, films, exhibitions, performances, etc.) up to 1,000 words

  • Creative writing (short fiction, creative nonfiction) up to 3,000 words

  • Poetry up to 50 lines

  • Artwork (paintings, drawings, photography, digital art, comic art, graphic narrative, etc.)

Written works should be submitted as Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx) files, while artwork should be sent as 300dpi JPG or PDF files that don’t exceed 3MB. Note that artwork should be shrinkable to our 8″ tall x 5.25″ wide pages (these measurements already allow for a small border) and that graphic narrative shouldn’t exceed more than eight pages (unless it’s really, really good or you ask us very nicely).

All submissions should be accompanied by a biography (100 words maximum), and research articles should also include an abstract (300 words maximum). Biographies should consist of your name, where you’re from, what you do or study, if you’ve been published before and an interesting witticism about yourself.

Research articles will be double-blind refereed before publication. Reviews, creative writing, poetry and artwork will not be refereed. While we’re happy to consider works that have been sent to other journals, we ask you to please let us know well in advance if any works you have submitted to Antithesis have been accepted elsewhere for publication.



Submitting to the Blog

Submissions for the Antithesis blog are also submitted through submittable.

Although we would love to see work related to our theme, 'Binary', it is not a requirement for blog submissions.

Submissions may take the form of:

  • Nonfiction

  • Creative nonfiction

  • Reviews (books, films, exhibitions, performances, etc.)

  • Artwork (paintings, drawings, photography, digital art, comic art, graphic narrative, etc.)

Written submissions should be 500 words or under and should be submitted as Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx) files. Artwork should be sent as 300dpi JPG or PDF files that don’t exceed 3MB.

Please note that we prefer reviews and articles that are timely and topical to be published on the blog rather than in the publication to ensure we are publishing relevant content.

All submissions should be accompanied by a biography (100 words maximum). Biographies should consist of your name, where you’re from, what you do or study, if you’ve been published before and an interesting witticism about yourself.



Ends on June 22, 2018

Short fiction and creative nonfiction pieces up to 3,000 words.

Written works should be submitted as Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx) files.

All submissions should be accompanied by a biography (100 words maximum) which should include your name, where you’re from, what you do or study, if you’ve been published before and an interesting witticism about yourself.

While we’re happy to consider works that have been sent to other journals, we ask you to please let us know well in advance if any works you have submitted to Antithesis have been accepted elsewhere for publication.


Ends on June 22, 2018

Poetry is limited up to 50 lines. If submitting multiple poems, each poem must be submitted separately. Submitters are allowed to submit up to three poems.

Written works should be submitted as Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx) files.

All submissions should be accompanied by a biography (100 words maximum) which should include your name, where you’re from, what you do or study, if you’ve been published before and an interesting witticism about yourself.

While we’re happy to consider works that have been sent to other journals, we ask you to please let us know well in advance if any works you have submitted to Antithesis have been accepted elsewhere for publication.


Ends on June 22, 2018

Nonfiction articles and reviews of books, films, exhibitions, performances, etc. up to 1,000 words.

Written works should be submitted as Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx) files.

Please note these reviews should be appropriate for publication months after submission. For topical reviews, we suggest submission to our blog for timely publication. If you’re unsure if your piece is more appropriate to the publication or the blog, feel welcome to submit it and we will decide where we feel it fits best.

All submissions should be accompanied by a biography (100 words maximum) which should include your name, where you’re from, what you do or study, if you’ve been published before and an interesting witticism about yourself.

While we’re happy to consider works that have been sent to other journals, we ask you to please let us know well in advance if any works you have submitted to Antithesis have been accepted elsewhere for publication.


Ends on June 22, 2018

Research articles should be between 3,000 and 5,000 words.

Written works should be submitted as Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx) files.

All submissions should be accompanied by a biography (100 words maximum), and research articles should also include an abstract (300 words maximum). The biography should include your name, where you’re from, what you do or study, if you’ve been published before and an interesting witticism about yourself.

Research articles will be double-blind refereed before publication.

While we’re happy to consider works that have been sent to other journals, we ask you to please let us know well in advance if any works you have submitted to Antithesis have been accepted elsewhere for publication.


Ends on June 22, 2018

Artwork includes paintings, drawings, photography, digital art, comic art, graphic narrative, etc.

Artwork should be sent as 300dpi JPG or PDF files that don’t exceed 3MB. Note that artwork should be shrinkable to our 8″ tall x 5.25″ wide pages (these measurements already allow for a small border) and that graphic narrative shouldn’t exceed more than eight pages (unless approved by editorial committee.)

All submissions should be accompanied by a biography (100 words maximum) which should include your name, where you’re from, what you do or study, if you’ve been published before and an interesting witticism about yourself.

While we’re happy to consider works that have been sent to other journals, we ask you to please let us know well in advance if any works you have submitted to Antithesis have been accepted elsewhere for publication.


Ends on June 22, 2018

Pieces of creative writing, reviews and articles up to 500 words as well as artwork (paintings, drawings, photography, digital art, comic art, graphic narrative, etc.).

Written works should be submitted as Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx) files. Artwork should be sent as 300dpi JPG or PDF files that don’t exceed 3MB.

Please note that we prefer reviews and articles that are timely and topical to be published on the blog rather than in the publication to ensure we are publishing relevant content. Although we would love to see work related to our theme, 'Binary', it is not a requirement for blog submissions.

All submissions should be accompanied by a biography (100 words maximum) which should include your name, where you’re from, what you do or study, if you’ve been published before and an interesting witticism about yourself.

While we’re happy to consider works that have been sent to other journals, we ask you to please let us know well in advance if any works you have submitted to Antithesis have been accepted elsewhere for publication.