THEMA aims to stimulate writers' creativity by suggesting specific and often quirky themes. The Louisiana triannual publishes stories, poems, and essays alongside photography and art, always on a specific topic. The journal encourages submissions from emerging writers.

Poetry Sought

Up to three "thoughtfully constructed and carefully distilled" poems on the selected theme. No sexually explicit material.

Quick Facts

  • Pays cash
  • Simultaneous submissions OK
  • Accepts reprints
  • Welcomes beginning writers

How to submit to THEMA

To get published in THEMA:

Send your Submission

THEMA accepts submissions through:

  • Postal mail

More About THEMA

"THEMA, the theme-related journal, has three goals. One is to provide a stimulating forum for established and emerging literary and visual artists. The second is to serve as source material and inspiration for teachers of creative writing. The third is to provide readers with a unique and entertaining collection of stories, poems, art and photography." Responds 3 months after the theme deadline. Accepts e-mail submissions from authors residing outside the United States.

Established 1988.

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