Subnivean’s editorial mission is to curate and produce bone-deep, high-caliber literary art that speaks urgently to an evermore-connected international audience. 

We publish four issues per year: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer. 


Subnivean is always grateful for the opportunity to read your work. 

Our inaugural issue featured work by U.S. Poet Laureate Emeritus Juan Felipe Herrera, Molly Giles, Arisa White, Jane Wong, Amit Majmudar, Meg Hurtado Bloom, Siamak Vossoughi, Sophie Harsha, Angie Kang, Keenan Norris, Megan Merchant, John Sibley Williams and others. 

We are a small undergraduate staff, so it can take 2-4 months for us to read carefully through every submission. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, provided that you notify us if another publication beats us to accepting your skilled work.

Please submit an unpublished story or standalone excerpt of 6,000 words or less, in a single document. We do consider English translations, so long as the work has not been published in English before.

Subnivean reserves first North American publishing rights; upon publication, rights revert immediately to the author. Due to the impact of COVID-19-related budget cuts upon the SUNY system and our department, we are unable to pay contributors this year. That should change in 2022—but we hope you'll still send your work our way now, though we pay only in undying affection and by shouting our contributors' good names from the mountaintops.

We look forward to reading your fiction.


Technical obstacles? We'll try our best to help you get around them. Please contact us at SubniveanMag@gmail.com.

Subnivean is always grateful for the opportunity to read your work.

Our inaugural issue featured work by U.S. Poet Laureate Emeritus Juan Felipe Herrera, Molly Giles, Arisa White, Jane Wong, Amit Majmudar, Meg Hurtado Bloom, Siamak Vossoughi, Sophie Harsha, Angie Kang, Keenan Norris, Megan Merchant, John Sibley Williams and others.

We are a small undergraduate staff, so it can take 2-4 months for us to read carefully through every submission. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, provided that you notify us if another publication beats us to accepting your skilled work.

Please submit up to six original, unpublished poems, in a single document. We do consider English translations, so long as the work has not been published in English before.

Simultaneous submissions are welcome, provided that you notify us if another publication beats us to accepting your skilled work.

Subnivean reserves first North American publishing rights; upon publication, rights revert immediately to the author. Due to the impact of COVID-19-related budget cuts upon the SUNY system and our department, we are unable to pay contributors this year. That should change in 2022—but we hope you'll still send your work our way now, though we pay only in undying affection and by shouting our contributors' good names from the mountaintops.

We look forward to reading your poems.


Technical obstacles? We'll try our best to help you get around them. Please contact us at SubniveanMag@gmail.com.

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