Final Volume — Submissions Closed

Submissions for our Final issue are closed.

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.

If you are concerned that we have not received your submission, please message us right away. You can resend your submission to us, but please include a forwarded copy of your original submission email.

We apologize that our response times have been so slow during this final submission period. We are reading everything very carefully and we ask for your continued patience.

Thank you so much for your support! We hope to put together a wonderful final issue.


Victoria Elghasen & Michelle Baleka

Editors

Winter Cancellation and Final Issue Announcement

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will be cancelling publication of the Winter 2021/Volume IX issue of Déraciné. In it’s place, we will be launching our FINAL issue in the Summer of 2022.

This has been an extremely difficult decision to make, and we are deeply saddened that we will have to cancel our Winter volume and begin preparations for shutting down our publication.

ARE SUBMISSIONS REOPENING?

Yes! Submissions are now officially open once again, and will remain open until March 10th, 2022.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR CURRENT SUBMISSIONS?

All current submissions WILL be considered for the FINAL volume of Déraciné. If you have not yet received any word about your submission, please feel free to contact us. We are giving all the current submissions our full attention and care.

CAN I SEND ANOTHER SUBMISSION?

If you receive a rejection before the end of the submission period, you may submit again! If you want to submit another type of submission (for example, you have submitted a story but also would like to submit poetry) you can send us a second submission! Please note in the email subject line that it is your SECOND submission, so we can keep proper track.

WHAT ART SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED?

For the final issue, we will be accepting both black & white art pieces as well as color art submissions, combining the aesthetics of both the winter and summer editions.

WHY IS THE MAGAZINE SHUTTING DOWN?

Unfortunately, it is no longer possible for us to continue running Déraciné. As a two-person team, both with our own jobs and families, it has become increasingly hard to devote the time needed to maintain a literary magazine. We truly love Déraciné and all the contributors, supporters, and readers we’ve encountered since we began in 2017. This has been such an incredibly journey, and we want to end with an issue worthy of all those who have devoted so much time and care into their submissions and into supporting us.

WILL THE ISSUES STILL BE AVAILABLE AFTER THE MAGAZINE SHUTS DOWN?

Yes! Our site and all volumes will continue to be available and accessible for free!

Please contact us if you have any questions. More updates will be forthcoming as we work on building our FINAL Volume.

Thank you all so much for your patience, understanding, support, and contributions!


Victoria Elghasen & Michelle Baleka

Editors

Winter 2021—Publication and Submission Deadline Extension

We will be pushing back the publication date of our Winter 2021 issue from December 10th to late January/early February. 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 Winter 2021 issue will now remain open until December 10th.

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!

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

Editors

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.