Current Issue

Stories & essays will be released on our website every two weeks starting March 4.

Fiction

The Frankly Impossible Weight of Han 
Maria Dong
Available March 4

The Taste of Centuries, the Taste of Home
Jennifer Hudak
Available March 18

All Worlds Left Behind
Iona Datt Sharma
Available April 1

A Little History of Things Lost & Found
Shingai Njeri Kagunda
Available April 15

Vampirito
K. Victoria Hernandez
Available April 29

Non-Fiction
Art

Issue 1.1
Lucia Li

Submissions

General Information

khōréō is a quarterly publication of stories, essays, and art: fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and any genre in between or around it, as long as there’s a speculative element. We’re especially interested in writing and art that explore some aspect of migration, whether explicitly (themes of immigration, colonialism, etc.), metaphorically, or with a sly nod and a wink. Most importantly, we’re a new magazine and we’re still finding our identity: therefore, please don’t self-reject because you’re not sure if your work is a good fit. We won’t know until we see it, so please give us a chance to look!

See submission requirements & how to submit at the following pages:

Who can submit?

khōréō is dedicated to diversity and amplifying the voices of immigrant and diaspora authors and artists. We welcome, but do not require, a brief description of the author’s/artist’s identity in their cover letter.

We invite you to submit if you identify as an immigrant or member of a diaspora in the broadest definitions of the terms. This includes, but is not limited to, first- and second-generation immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers, undocumented migrants, persons who identify with one or more diaspora communities, persons who have been displaced or whose heritage has been erased due to colonialism/imperialism, transnational/transracial adoptees, and anyone whose heritage and history includes ‘here and elsewhere’. We especially encourage BIPOC creators who identify as the above to submit their work. 

When reading submissions, we take in good faith that you identify as an immigrant or member of a diaspora as described above. If you still aren’t sure if you should submit, please email contact@khoreomag.com.

We kindly request individuals who do not identify as such to support the magazine by reading our stories, subscribing, and helping spread the word instead. 

Submission Periods

Our next submission period for fiction and non-fiction will open at midnight Eastern time on April 1, 2021. We will close submissions at 11:59pm on April 30, 2021.

In our first year, we will have the following reading periods:

  • January 1-January 31
  • April 1-April 30
  • July 1-July 30
  • October 1-October 31
Please note that art submissions are open year-round.