Our mission:

We want work that is urgent and beautiful, that was written with lightning and a sense that tomorrow may never come. We want work that pushes edges and tells us something new. We love work that is personal and political—political in the largest sense, as in awareness of who has the power and how it is they came to have it.

Contact our editors for questions about the work we publish. Submissions for the next issue will open Jan. 1, 2018, and close June 1, 2018.

Book reviews and review-essays:

Unlike many other literary magazines, ACM welcomes reviews and review-essays about history and social issues. We’re most interested in books that provide new ways of looking at subjects. We also publish reviews and review-essays of works of literature. We encourage creativity in form. Query with “book review” in the subject line to pitch an idea.

Translations, interviews, artwork:

Translations of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry are welcome. Query with “translation” in the subject line. Follow the same logic to make a query having to do with an interview or artwork.