Submission Guidelines

Submissions for AGON Journal issue one are closed. All submissions sent after 7/31 will be disregarded.


AGON seeks work unimpeded by form or by theme. For those who suffer writing as an ailment / For those who savor writing as a remedy: we offer ourselves to suffer at your side.

We accept simultaneous submissions - please let us know if your submission is accepted elsewhere. No cover letters needed, only a third-person bio.


Works of 500-5,000 words. One piece per submission for longer works. Two-four shorter works (e.g. 500-1000 words or thereabouts) are permitted. Authors we enjoy: Goytisolo, Lispector, Guyotat, Artaud, Genet, Bataille, Lautréamont, Zürn.


Submit up to five poems within the same document. We like poetry from: Breton, Verlaine, Rilke, Cocteau, Césaire, Plath, Baudelaire, Rimbaud and Celan.


Essays, literary criticism or analysis, art history/theory, etc. Not sure a piece might suit us? Send a submission instead of a query and we'll see. 1,000-8,000 words.


Submit up to five works of visual art attached to the email as a .gif, .tiff, .jpeg, .jpg, .png, or .pdf file with accompanying titles. Painting, drawing, sculpture, collages, and photography are all welcome.
NOTE: Print issues will be printed in black and white. Any color submissions will only appear as such only in the digital edition.


Accounts of dreams around 500-1000 words. Multiple dreams may be submitted, by name or anonymously. Those submitting to other categories may still feel free to make a separate/accompanying dream submission. Similarly, those making no other type of submission may still send in dream submissions.

We are seeking a raw account of dream images and sensations. Please do not over-dramatize or -aestheticize your dreams. With these, we don't want the writer, we don't want their pretense: we seek the senseless idiocy of their actual dream(s). Neither will special favor be granted to fiction/poetry/art/theory submissions that involve or address dreams.

NOTE: Names appearing in the Dream Journal section will not appear individually listed in the issue's contents. They will be credited within the section itself—check Issue 0 for reference.

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