Named after Piotr Kamler's landmark surrealist 1982 film, Chronopolis seeks to showcase short fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and visual art.


The upcoming issue of Chronopolis, “Compulsory Productivity,” will explore the impact of late capitalism on the ability to feel genuine emotion and create meaningful art and relationships. In this issue, we seek to make connections between the cult of productivity and its cultural ramifications, and apply a critical lens to the pressure to work incessantly at the expense at otherperhaps more rewardingfacets of life.

Chronopolis seeks critically engaging content, including essays, criticism, commentary, experimental music, net art, video art, nonlinear literature, visual flarf, performance art, and so much more. Nontraditional literary forms (visual poetry, video prose, words squares, etc.), visual art, and other submissions that cannot be sent through the form should be directed to chronopolismag [at] gmail [dot] com and titled "Chronopolis [Form] Submission-[Name]." Visual/multimedia artists who would like to be featured in the magazine should attach portfolios of high resolution images and links to their websites if applicable. Those who submit work to the email address should still provide information (biography, answers to questions, etc.) through the form on this page.

Chronopolis especially encourages and supports submissions from artists from the margins of the literary sphere, including but not limited to people of color, people with disabilities, queer and transgender people, and those at the intersections of those identities.

Chronopolis will not publish work that has been previously featured in any other online or print publication. The editors reserve the right to postpone or refrain from publishing work on the website. By sending a submission, the writer accepts that her or his work may be hosted on any part of the website and used in any related materials, both online and physical, at the discretion of the editors. 

As a volunteer-run publication, Chronopolis is currently unable to pay contributors.

Send up to three poems, two prose pieces, two pieces of commentary/criticism, or three multimedia pieces per submissions cycle. Please use multiple forms to send multiple submissions. Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but please make sure to notify the editors if a piece has been accepted by another publication.

Our logo is taken with permission from a sketch by artist Paul Balmer, who was featured in the first version of Chronopolis. For more of Paul Balmer's art, please visit www.paulbalmer.com.

Before you submit, why not take the time to browse previous editions of Chronopolis?

Report your response times at Duotrope