Call for submissions


Avis Issue 3

With Issue 2 at the printers, we’re opening calls for Issue 3.

For our third issue, we want our submissions to focus on ‘Influence’. This issue will be released late-Summer.

Influence: the workings of others, of alcohol, of emotion, on our own actions.

Influence: the flowing in, the arrival of the foreign, the secret operations of history.

Give us your Unconscious influences. Tell us the influences you wish you had, but don’t. Perhaps you want to tell us about your idol. Perhaps you want to tell us about what you did when you last got off your head. Perhaps you want to talk about the world’s deep machinery and how you are pulled into it, and how you escape. Perhaps you write to honour David Bowie. Perhaps you’re obsessed with him. Perhaps you’re obsessed with nothing, influenced by nothing: totally pure.

What does it mean to be shaped and changed by another? What does it mean to shape and change?

Go wild, cats.

A few stipulations. Please read these closely; we are inevitably better disposed towards work that meets our requirements.

General Submissions

Closing date is 23 May 2016

Send your work in standard manuscript format.

Fiction writers, poets and essayists, please send your work in a single word doc or docx format. If you send it in the body of an email we will have to ask you to send it through again. And please don’t send us separate word documents.

Submit to submit2avis [at] with the word ‘SUBMISSION’, your name and the title(s) in the heading.

We aim to let you know within 4 – 6 weeks of the closing date.

Avis read submissions blindly, which is to say, anonymously. To ease the editorial process please do not put your name on any part of your submitted document.


We are looking for your finest short stories and flash.

Submit up to 1 short story and 3 pieces of flash.

The short story word limit is 2,000 words.

The flash should range from 100 to 1000 words maximum.



We are hungry for your leanest verse.

Submit up to 4 pieces of poetry.

The line-count limit is 40 lines per poem.



We have a small section for essays and meditations on the issue’s theme.

Submit 1 piece of non-fiction of up to 2,000 words.



We love receiving photography and illustration inspired by the theme. Let your imagination take you in strange new directions.

Feel free to submit up to three pieces of illustration or photography.

It must be in black & white.

It should ideally be portrait (but we will take a look at landscape photographs as well).

The larger the file, the better it will look.

Please send in .jpg format.

That’s all folks. Happy Spring.

The Avis Team