GUIDELINES & OPEN PROJECTS
Suburbia Journal wants to peel back the façades and expose the gross, absurd realities lurking behind the Suburban-Capitalist “Utopia," the smiling Nuclear Family, the “normal neighborhood” and the straight, happy, white, home-owning, monogamously homogenous molds boxing us in. Explorations and expositions are encouraged, especially, from underrepresented writers and voices like BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ and gender-fluid individuals, the houseless, the incarcerated—all those who have been disallowed, punished, or devastated by the grotesquery of the status quo, the bottom line, the privilege and the desecrations of our environments (whatever that means to you). On the flipside, Suburbia is meant to also represent the positive aspects of the term: community, inclusion, expansion, kindness, and shelter.
We strive to create a utopian literary and artistic neighborhood.
To be more literal, we intend our mission statement to be an encompassing yet guiding direction for exceptional, innovative fiction, poetry, and artwork. If it's original in concept, content, language, shatters literary walls or builds new ones, we're interested in considering it.
We publish general issues in print and digitally (digital is free to read) twice a year, anthologies once a year, and special issues once a year. More information can be found on our Submittable, below, and our "About the Journal" page.