We are looking for previously unpublished video, audio, image-based, and other digital multimedia works of original poetry and/or fiction. This call is deliberately flexible and open to experimental content: if your work is literary but would live its best life outside the printed page, then this section is for you! We are especially interested in publishing writers based in the Philadelphia area, or writers who have called Philly their home.
Please include a brief written bio with your submission. In your bio, please include your name, email, phone number, and current city (e.g. Philadelphia, PA).
Please do not submit work containing copyrighted music, photography or film excerpts unless you have obtained official permission to use this content in your piece.
If submitting a video, please submit up to 5 minutes of material as a single video file. File format must be compatible with YouTube upload regulations and requirements; MP4s are preferred. If selected for publication, APIARY will publish your work on a private APIARY Hive YouTube channel, which will be unveiled on our website alongside print content for APIARY 9.
If submitting an audio piece, please submit up to 5 minutes of material as a single audio file. File format must be compatible with SoundCloud upload regulations and requirements. AIFF, WAVE (WAV), FLAC, ALAC, OGG, MP2, MP3, AAC, AMR, and WMA are all acceptable forms. If selected for publication, APIARY will publish your work on a private APIARY Hive SoundCloud channel, which we will unveil with the print release of APIARY 9.
If submitting an image macro or other image-based mixed media work, please submit your work as a .JPEG file no smaller than 570PX x 480PX and no larger than 800PX x 450PX. High resolution imagery is preferred. Please do not submit copyrighted imagery.
If submitting a multilingual piece, you are welcome to incorporate English subtitles and translations into your piece, but this is not strictly required if you feel this would detract from the work. If a multilingual piece does not include subtitles, we do ask that you provide a written translation of non-English content for our Editors in the bio section of your submission, so that we are able to assess your work’s content fairly and accurately.
Accepted work is deemed final unless otherwise noted. All rights revert to the author upon publication.