Submit Work: General Submissions

General Submissions Submittable Page 

Creative Endeavors Submittable Page


General Submission Guidelines

All ages

Cicada's on the lookout for the smartest, strangest, and most beautiful YA lit/art/comics around. Writers, artists, and comic artists of all ages: Visit the Cicada Submittable page to read our guidelines, create an account, and submit work!


Call for submissions: Maps and Monsters
Deadline: July 31, 2014

Cicada's out to fill an upcoming issue with krakens, ogres, and other beasties, literal and figurative. We're interested in the monstrous as dangerous and strong; in monsters that lurk without and within. Monsters may show up on maps (especially weatherbeaten old sea charts), though largely as shorthand for the uncharted and unnamed. We're interested in the way maps help navigate the wilderness, inspire exploration, and track relationships, spatial and otherwise.

Send us poetry, fic (genre/realistic), essay, and comics on maps & monsters! Include "Maps and Monsters" in front of your submission's title to be considered.  


Call for Creative Endeavors: Ghosts

Ages 14-23

Phantoms, spirits, poltergeists; relics and derelicts; the echo or evidence of things lost. Writers and artists ages 14-23: send us your poetry and art on ghosts, literal and figurative, by July 31! Visit our Submittable page to set up an account and submit work. And check back August 1 to see the next Call for Creative Endeavors!