Submission Guidelines

UnBound Zine relaunches in 2023. Submissions for "Rebirth" are due 2/1/22.

Upcoming Issues and Submissions Deadlines:

Issue #10 - Rebirth (Apr '23) - submissions due  2/1/22

Issue #11 - TBD (Jul '23)

Issue #12 - TBD (Oct '23)

Stay tuned for more information



The concept of rebirth implies a death of sorts - a moment when one thing ends and another is born from within. It calls to mind visions of big life changes, declarations of identity, seasons of our lives and planet, the spiritual world and reincarnation, and the life cycles of organisms around us. It reminds us that something has changed - whether it be popular beliefs, personal circumstances, cultural or economic shifts, or spiritual states - and that we are witness to the transformation.

Observe your Self, your community, the world around you, and the realms beyond. Notice what has shifted. Acknowledge what has been lost. Daydream about what can or should come to be.


Not sure about something?

Submissions themes are here as a guide, not an absolute blueprint or restriction of your work. You're free to interpret the issue themes and incorporate them into your work at your own discretion. If you are unsure whether your work meshes with the theme OR you have content you would like us to consider (such as music or video files), pitch us your ideas or submit your fully crafted and complete works.

If you have questions, concerns, or comments, please reach out to us at

UnBound is a space intended to center the experiences of women, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ folks. All are welcome to submit work for publication, but please refrain from co-opting or appropriating the experiences of groups and cultures that are not part of your identity.


UAC reserves the right to deny submissions for any reason and without explanation. 


Dimensions for visual art/images: our pages are 8.5 in width x 11 in height and may appear in browsers as a 2-page spread (17in W x 11in H - landscape). Please limit to no more than ten smaller works or four 17 x 11 spreads. 

We DO accept works with transparent backgrounds, but please note we may place them over textured or colored backgrounds.

Written submissions: .docx or google docs only. please limit to no more than 3500 words for fiction and no more than 4 poems. We also accept nonfiction and articles. Higher word counts are accepted on a case-by-case basis.


If you have questions, please reach out to

What to Send

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Please submit all work via Google Forms here

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Content Guidelines

racist, sexist, xenophobic, homophobic, ableist, or other works targeting specific groups of people will not be accepted. If you will be using content that features slurs or other degrading words/imagery and you are not sure if it will be acceptable under our terms, don't hesitate to email with any questions. We understand artistic freedom and respect groups' rights to reclaim and repurpose words that have been meant to hurt and oppress them, but bigotry doesn't really pass the vibe check.

Images or art depicting nudity must have the consent of the photographed or illustrated subject in writing to be featured in the publication. By submitting an image, you are agreeing that the subject is (a) fictional, (b) yourself, or (c) someone who has given you express written permission to share their image in your work. Depictions of minors or animals in pornographic, nude, or otherwise sexually explicit imagery, audio, or text will not be accepted under any circumstances, If you have questions regarding acceptable forms of nudity or sexually explicit content, please reach out to us by emailing

All written works will be subject to editing/proofreading. However, if you disagree vehemently with any edits made, you may opt-out of the submission process at any time. We will only kind of take it personally.