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Barking Sycamores 17

A project of Autonomous Press (see other related projects)


Barking Sycamores is a literary journal whose mission is to publish poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, hybrid genre work, and artwork by neurodivergent (autistic, bipolar, ADHD, etc.) writers. We also seek to add positively to the public discussion about neurodivergence as a whole in the form of essays on literature and the interrelationship between neurodivergence and the creative process.neurodivergence and the creative process. Finally, we also publish reviews of books by neurodivergent authors or with neurodivergent characters.

Barking SycamoresUnited States
Important: While anyone may submit to Barking Sycamores, preference is given to submissions from neurodivergent writers.

Submission Periods

F Open to fiction submissions through Sunday, April 30, 2017 (36.6 days from now).0
N Open to nonfiction submissions through Sunday, April 30, 2017 (36.6 days from now).0
P Open to poetry submissions through Sunday, April 30, 2017 (36.6 days from now).0
V Open to visual art submissions through Sunday, April 30, 2017 (36.6 days from now).0


G General 


Audience:Open to a broad Audience, including: Neurodivergent people.
Poetry Forms:Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary, See guidelines).
Visual Art Media:Open to all/most Art Media.
Visual Art Styles:Open to all/most Art Styles.

Types & Lengths

Review Reviewup to 1,000 words
Essay Essayup to 8,500 words
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative Nonfictionup to 8,500 words
Poem Poemno line limits known; up to 5 pieces
Flash Fiction Flash Fictionup to 1,000 words; up to 5 pieces
Artwork Artwork 

Media & Publication Frequency

E Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency


We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
F Fiction? Unknown payment
N Nonfiction? Unknown payment
P Poetry? Unknown payment
V Visual Art? Unknown payment

Submission Types

Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
  ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousFormats Accepted
F Fiction OK No No OKText format submissions
N Nonfiction OK No No OKText format submissions
P Poetry OK No No OKText format submissions
V Visual Art OK No No OKImage format submissions

Theme Calendar

MetamorphosisF Fiction31 Jul 170
MetamorphosisN Nonfiction31 Jul 171
MetamorphosisP Poetry31 Jul 171
MetamorphosisV Visual Art31 Jul 170
The Undiscovered CountryF Fiction31 Jan 180
The Undiscovered CountryN Nonfiction31 Jan 180
The Undiscovered CountryP Poetry31 Jan 180
The Undiscovered CountryV Visual Art31 Jan 180

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Before Submitting

We cannot guarantee that the information on this page is correct. It is not unusual for publications to evolve or close without notice. We do our best to keep up, but it isn't always possible. Just remember…

  • Always read the full guidelines provided by the publisher.
  • Try to read at least one previous publication to get a better idea of what the editor would like to see.
  • Unless the publisher's guidelines state otherwise, always use industry standard manuscript formatting.
  • For novel/collection publishers, it is standard to submit a cover letter, synopsis, and sample instead of the full manuscript. Do this unless otherwise instructed.
  • Include a SASE with all mailed submissions, queries, and requests for guidelines, unless the editor replies via or email or guidelines state otherwise.
  • Be professional, patient and persistent.


Date Added:
14 Apr 2014
Last Updated:
01 Mar 2017