Submission Guidelines


We are particularly interested in work that relates to a sense of spiritual life, ecology, and community, but we welcome submissions of all kinds that reflect one's unique stories. We accept poetry, short fiction, essays, memoir and other creative non-fiction, as well as visual art. We also invite proposals for interviews and featured musicians. We accept work from cis women, trans women, and nonbinary people.

Along with our quarterly magazine issues, we are looking for submissions of writing, music, and visual art for our new blog space on a continual basis. 

Themes and Submission Deadlines

Each issue of Cordella has a broad theme. We encourage submissions that relate to the theme on some level, but this is not a requirement for publication. Upcoming themes and deadlines are as follows:


Issue Eight: Body

Submission Deadline: July 1, 2017

Publication: October 6, 2017


Issue Nine: Make Known

Submission Deadline: October 23, 2017

Publication: December 15, 2017


Issue Ten: TBA

Submission Deadline: January 8, 2018

Publication: March 9, 2018


Submission Process and Compensation

To submit work to Cordella Magazine, please send your documents to For written work, .doc or .docx files are preferred. For visual art, please send high resolution .jpg files. Links to your online portfolio are acceptable if the works intended for submission are specified. If your work is accepted, we will ask you to send a short biography and a photograph of yourself, but please do not include these with your initial submission.

Unfortunately we cannot pay our contributors at this time. In lieu of payment, we will gift each contributor with an original hand-drawn portrait of herself by our illustrator, Christopher Clother.

Due to the large amount of submissions we receive, it may take us awhile to get back to you. Please give us up to one month to respond!

You are welcome to contact us with any questions!