AGON seeks work unimpeded by form or by theme, whether serious-minded or playful, neo-classical or experimental, filthy or divine, and we are particularly interested in work in which two disparate themes, styles, etc. contend with one another - works which contend with themselves, whose elements are engaged in an agonal conflict. However, this is not necessary, since we will be perfectly content to include a selection of content which will stand at odds with others.
We accept simultaneous submissions, and ask that you please let us know if your submission is accepted elsewhere.
Please include a cover letter either prefacing the submission or pasted in the body of the e-mail listing your first and last name, e-mail address, the title of the piece(s), word count, and a brief bio.
All work may be submitted to: agonjournal [at] gmail [dot] com - please title submissions "Submission: Last Name, Category" (i.e.: "Submission: Klossner, Poetry").
We prefer works of 1,000-4,000 words. Examples of authors we enjoy are Juan Goytisolo, Clarice Lispector, Pierre Guyotat, Antonin Artaud, Jean Genet, Nathalie Sarraute, Honore de Balzac, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Vladimir Nabokov, Jose Donoso, Witold Gombrowicz, Samuel Beckett, Yukio Mishima, Alfred Jarry, James Joyce, Kobo Abe, Georges Bataille, and Unica Zürn.
One piece per submission.
Submit up to five poems within the same document. We are fond of the poetry of Andre Breton, Paul Verlaine, Rainer Maria Rilke, Nichita Stănescu, Jean Cocteau, Aimé Césaire, Sylvia Plath, Langston Hughes, Anne Carson, and Paul Celan.
We are interested in essays centered on the work of particular authors, artists, or movements (i.e. Surrealism, the Latin American 'boom'), as well as works of literary and narrative theory, art theory, psychoanalysis, post-structuralism, and the like.
Feel free to send us a query if you're not sure a particular piece might suit us. 2,000-6000 words.
Submit up to five works of visual art attached to the email as a .gif, .jpeg, .jpg, .png, or .pdf file with accompanying titles. Please include artist's statements of 1-100 words for each piece in the accompanying cover letter (note: statements are optional).
Painting, drawing, sculpture, collages, and photography are all welcome.
Note: Print issues will be black and white. All color submissions will be exclusive to the e-book/electronic edition, unless the artist wishes for their work to appear in grayscale in the print issue as well.
AGON also welcomes narrative accounts of dreams of up to 500 words. Dream submissions may be made anonymously, and one may make a dream submission without an accompanying submission of another category.
Multiple dreams may be submitted.