Summer 2021—Publication Date Change

Due to intense workloads, obligations, family health matters, and other complications, we will now be publishing our Summer 2021 issue on August 10th.

An announcement regarding adjusted timeframes for our Winter 2021 issue will be made at a later date.

Thank you all so much for your continued patience! We are so excited to share our contributors’ meaningful poems, stories, and visual art pieces with you in August.

Victoria Elghasen & Michelle Baleka


Summer 2021—Publication and Submission Deadline Extension

Due to unprecedented workloads, obligations, and other complications, we will be pushing back the publication date of our Summer 2021 issue from May 10th to July 10th. Since we are asking for more time to share your writing and art with the world, we will also give everyone more time to send in submissions. Submissions for our Summer 2021 issue will now remain open until May 10th.

An announcement regarding adjusted timeframes for our Winter 2021 issue’s submission period will be made at a later date.

Thank you all so much for your patience and understanding. This is a lot of work for a two person team and we appreciate your support more than words could ever describe.

Keep writing and creating art. We look forward to seeing your submissions!

Victoria Elghasen & Michelle Baleka


Volume VII | Winter 2020—Now Live

Volume VII is now live! Click here to read the latest issue.

We are deeply thankful to our contributors and readers for supporting us. Without you, Déraciné would not be possible. We hope that you will stay safe and healthy as we fight through this darkness together.

Contributors: Tiffany Shaw-Diaz, Kieran Setright, Sean Barry, Julia Retkova, Meg Smith, Richard LeDue, Max Henninger, Joan McNerney, Ebuka Evans, DS Maolalai, Robert Beveridge, Jesse Miksic, Luke Kernan, Jules Incorvaia, Shannon Cuthbert, LE Francis, Mercury-Marvin Sunderland, Brittany Mishra, Carla Sarett, Fred Pollack, Ron Torrence, Tiffany Jimenez, Grayson Elorreaga, Ben Gamblin, Michael Mullen, Brad Fiore, Ayumi Nakamura, Emily Ives-Keeler, Gabriel Sage, Megan Wildhood, Tom Gartner, John Thompson, Kristin Fouquet, V.B. Borjen, and Jenni Coutts.

Volume VII – Submissions Closed

Submissions for our Winter 2020 issue are closed.

Any submissions received during this time will be considered for the Summer 2021 issue instead, but will not be reviewed until our next submission period (beginning in December).

We would like to thank everyone who sent us submissions! As we are still reviewing your submissions, we appreciate your continued patience. Responses will be sent out as soon as possible, so please continue to monitor your inboxes.

For those who have already received acceptance emails, we thank you for your contribution and eagerly anticipate sharing your work with the world this December!

Victoria Elghasen & Michelle Baleka


Now Accepting Submissions—Winter 2020

We are happy to announce that we are now accepting submissions for our Winter 2020 issue. Please send us your dark fiction, poetry, and art!

More information about submission guidelines and deadlines can be found on our Submissions page.

If you haven’t already, please subscribe to our website to receive updates on new issues, deadlines, special announcements, and more.

Thank you so much for your continuous support!

Victoria Elghasen & Michelle Baleka