Temenos Journal Fall 2015 Call for Submissions: Funhouse Illusions

Temenos urges you to explore the meaning of perception and its ability to distort reality, our relationships, and our self-identities.

Look into a mirror, gaze through a warped lens, stare into a muddied body of water, and—funny, false, or frightening—tell us what you see on the other side.

The best submissions of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and visual art will be accepted for our Fall 2015 edition, Funhouse Illusions, and will be printed as a part of a double edition in Spring 2016. Submission deadline is midnight, November 18th.

Please send submissions and a $5.00 fee to our submissions management system (temenos.submittable.com/submit). All documents must be submitted as .doc or .rtf attachments (not .docx). Writers and artists may submit up to five poems, five pieces of artwork, or up to 4,000 words of fiction or non-fiction per submission; to submit more work, an additional submission fee must be paid.


We seek to publish the very best new fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and literary essays by established and emerging writers. All manuscripts are given full consideration. We suggest you first familiarize yourself with Temenos before you submit.

Only previously unpublished work will be considered. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that you inform us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Please read the following submission guidelines carefully.


Temenos accepts submissions year round. Our reading period, however, is only August through April. This means that, if you send us a submission during the summer months, it won't be considered until August at the earliest.

Please submit only one manuscript in any genre at a time.

Fiction & Nonfiction

You may send one piece of prose per $5.00 submission fee; this can be one fiction or one creative non-fiction piece. We rarely publish work that is longer than 4,000 words.


Please submit no more than five poems per $5.00 submission fee.


Send up to five images per $5.00 submission fee, in as high a definition as possible. Please include a title for each piece.

Send Submissions via our submissions management system (temenos.submittable.com)

Please include a brief cover letter, contact information, and a brief third person bio. All documents must be submitted as .doc or .rtf attachments (not .docx).

If a piece is accepted, Temenos retains first publishing rights, as well as the right to reprint the piece in any “Best of” editions of the magazine. After publication, all rights revert back to the author.