One writes out of one thing only — one's own experience.
Everything depends on how relentlessly one forces from this experience
the last drop, sweet or bitter, it can possibly give.
-James Baldwin
I live my life in widening circles
that reach out across the world.
-Rainer Maria Rilke

What does it mean to move? Through time, through space, from place to place?

A passage is more than just a beginning and an end; it is everything in between that makes a journey. The editors of Mandala want to know. Submissions are now open for our 12th volume, PASSAGE, which will be hosted online with selections printed in a special, limited edition chapbook. Send us your best fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. Send us your art. Send us experimental work. Send us graphic storytelling and one act plays. This is an open call, and we're open to everything.

Mandala Journal is open for submissions from October 21 - February 7. We only accept submissions that follow the submissions guidelines and are sent during the open submissions period.

Mandala Journal celebrates diversity, and we publish diverse voices, aesthetics, and experiences. We highly recommend that you read the current and archived issues before submitting.

We do not offer payment. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but we ask that you let us know right away if your piece is accepted elsewhere.