Open Reading / Pitch Period

The silent academy is seeking new and emerging poets, artists, and writers in fiction, and creative non-fiction.

No genre writers/artists (sci-fi, romance, horror, etc.)

We like experimental work. 

We like work that seeks to explore and emote. 

We like inquisitive artists that are familiar with the spirit of our previous work. 

Out reading period will be open from July 23 through September 23.

Text submissions should be made in or PDF format.

Image submissions should be made in JPG format.

For poetry please send a sample of 5 poems. 

No poem should be longer than 30 lines. 

However, poems over 30 lines may be submitted if they are submitted singularly. 

Fiction and Creative Non-fiction samples should represent the first three chapters. (Incomplete manuscripts are okay – but we want a sense of your first draft)

Visual artists should provide a written outline of their work, along with 5 JPG. Images of their project.

All submissions should be accompanied by:

A cover letter

Writer/Artist bio

A brief list of previous publications/appearances/installations

We will contact successful candidates within six weeks of the reading period. 

Send submissions to: