Announcing Anthropoid‘s Third issue: Future.

Read our main guidelines here and our theme call below!

Theme: Future

Show us your vision of what’s yet to come.
Will you be a seer, fortune teller, an oracle?
Will your future vision be utopian or dystopian?

It’s not meant to be an easy task. Whatever you take in your rucksack, carry a watchful eye and sharp gaze, and maybe also joy, humor, retribution (and maybe also a towel). Our visions of future often are imbued with the cultural weight of our past, so we’re looking for poems, stories, essays & ethnographies, and other pieces which crackle into vivid image, which paint a star-map whose demands seem so real that we readers feel for a moment as though we are living it. Reinvent the form of our typical “future/scifi/apocalyptic” genres (toward “lit fic” if you will), show us a future imagined in times past, or speak of futures which will never be or which seem inevitable, or, time-travel, or brave a new world, or black mirror all the glitches in the human machine, or put on your space-helmet and show us the alien spaces of our own backyard, even in the present, even in the past, if it shows us some sign of what’s next, or some vision in the surface of the water.

Issue 3: Future will be edited by the Anthropoid collective staff.


Closes April 15th.
Extended to June 15.

THank you for your submissions!

Issue 3 is Forthcoming in June

For new developments and updates on our reading process, follow us at @anthropoid_co.

How to Submit

Issue 3 Guidelines

  • All submissions to Issue 3 must follow these and our usual guidelines, found here. Please do so to ensure your submission will be read!
  • Our themes and tastes are quite broad, so we look forward to your interpretations and diversions. Please do read our past selections to get a feel for the magazine before submitting.
  • For writing, please limit to 3 poems, or 2 microfictions or prose poems, or 1 short story or essay. We will only consider submissions to one genre for this issue. For the genres which allow multiple pieces, you may submit the included works to whichever themes you choose (see below for examples of how to format). These are strict limits so that our staff is not overworked and can dedicate to you a thorough reading.
  • For art, please include an artist statement, and submit 3-7 pieces (or contact us about longer series work). For most art & photography we accept or even prefer previously published work. For photo-essays and hybrid work, follow our writing length limits as closely as possible in the closest genre (2 microfictions, 1 essay if it resembles a long essay, etc.). We’re interested in video and sound / multi-modal work (less song-writing and more sound ethnography, as an example) as well, just attach as a link or etc.
  • As a collective, Anthropoid also welcomes new work from our previously published authors. If you are an author previously published in Issue 1: Fauna or Issue 2: Folk, and would like to contribute further, please send along work at any time for consideration. We’re invested in those we publish, in making this a lively space for their future work, and in expanding our family.
  • Questions can be directed via email or our facebook page.

Formatting Your Submission

  • Please include a genre category, as listed, in the subject line of your submission email.
    • Genres: fiction or microfiction, poetry, nonfiction, visual (art & etc.), or other. (Please only use ‘other’ if the submission truly will not fit into any of the previous genre categories.)
    • Your submission may be looked at for multiple categories or additional/other minifolios as the issue develops.
  • Please also include “submission” in your subject line.
  • Examples: “Poetry submission,” “Microfiction submission,” “Nonfiction submission”
  • Please include a short bio / cover l etter in the body of the email.
  • Attach files in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format; art may also be submitted in .jpg, .gif, or .png.
  • We will update this page with any announcements on mini-folios, etc.

We welcome new or established writers,
and diverse voices.


We look forward to reading your work!