Sinking City is the graduate-run literary journal of the MFA program at the University of Miami. Our magazine is published twice a year.

We encourage submissions of a wide variety of subversive work. While we publish work on any theme or topic, we are especially interested in work focused on our changing, at-risk environment. We are especially interested in bi- or multilingual writing. We also consider writing written in Spanish.

We are currently open for submissions. Please read the guidelines below before submitting. 

Writing Submissions

We ask that submissions of fiction and nonfiction be no longer than 7000 words in length. Poetry submissions can include between 3-5 poems (up to 8 pages). We accept Word and PDF files.

We also accept (and encourage) work that may not fit the definition of traditional genres, which may be submitted in our “Experimental/Hybrid” category.

Simultaneous submissions are welcome, if noted. Please notify us immediately if the work is accepted somewhere else.

Please do not mix genres in the same submission. Please send one submission per genre at a time.

Art Submissions

We are interested in publishing all mediums of visual art. Image files are accepted as JPEG, JPG, PNG, or GIF files. Send up to 10 images at a time.

Special Features

Special Features are published as often as possible. We are interested in publishing book reviews, interviews, or investigative writing. We consider completed works as well as pitches; pitches can be sent to


Click here to submit. Submissions are open until November 28, 2018.