Humana Obscura is now accepting submissions of poetry, prose, and art for its inaugural Fall/Winter issue!
While we are open to style, we’re looking for work that is nuanced, honest, raw, and imagistic with strong elements of the natural world or the human-nature relationship.
We are an independent, bi-annual online literary magazine that seeks to publish new and emerging writers and artists. As our name suggests, we focus on work where the human element is obscured but not entirely absent, aiming to revive the genre of nature-centric poetry in today’s modern world while providing a platform for new voices.
We prefer free-verse poetry and prose that is accessible to readers, is straightforward, and avoids fancy language and doesn’t try too hard to be clever, to rhyme, or to be confined by syllabic or structural constraints—unless haiku, micro poetry or similar.
When it comes to art, we like the subtle, the experimental and abstract—think out-of-focus photography and impressionistic smears of colors on a canvas. But be sure to keep in mind our magazine’s theme.