We are now closed for submissions.

A Gathering of the Tribes seeks submissions for its 14th issue. Our focus is on outstanding literary and critical work from emerging and established writers with an emphasis on multiculturalism and alternative viewpoints. For this issue, short fiction (2,500 to 5,000 words, please note word count on the 1st page ) will be considered though we generally do not publish “genre” fiction (flash fiction,romance, science fiction, children’s literature, etc.). We are also accepting poetry (submit 5 poems maximum) though we generally do not publish metrical poetry or rhyme unless it is exceedingly contemporary/experimental. Please label your submission short fiction or poetry. A short story is 1500-2500 words.  Writers documenting alternative forms of experience or from diverse backgrounds strongly encouraged to submit. Critical essays/interviews are also being accepted.  Interviews must be approved by Steve Cannon.  Art submissions should take the form of a single jpg accompanied by a website link or bio.

Submit manuscripts to: A GATHERING OF THE TRIBES, P.O. Box 20693, Tompkins Square Station, New York, NY 10009 or email your submission to with “Submission” in the subject.


We publish poetry, fiction, essays and interviews on our website year-round. Please email us with Subject Line: Web Submissions with your attachment in a Word doc only.

General : Due to the massive number of submissions we receive, we do not guarantee responses to or return work that is not accepted for publication.

You are guaranteed a response only if your work is selected for publication.


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