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About

The Closed Eye Open is an art & literature website that was started as an exploration of consciousness. Our main goal is to feature a wide range of art forms that connect in some way with this pursuit. We welcome everyone who has interest in this topic, from established writers & artists, to those in academic disciplines, to those who simply are fascinated with how the mind works. We're interested in a multi-disciplinary approach to consciousness. Whether your own interest in consciousness stems from a scientific background, a spiritual tradition, a liberal arts discipline, or an intrinsic desire to investigate your own subjective world, you have a place here. We would like to explore the creative output of anyone who has spent time with the big questions--whether those questions are on the grand cosmic scale, are more focused on the human condition, or are grounded in personal and practical concerns. Although we are emphasizing subject matter that includes "heightened" consciousness of visionary, mystical, and psychedelic states, we're very much open to work where these areas are not the primary focus. Work that engages with the consciousness in other ways are certainly welcome, whether that engagement is obvious or subtle.

Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for all submissions, and does not offer monetary payment for accepted submissions.
Important: Length requirements may vary. Check their full guidelines for current details.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2020

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 3 x per year.

Fiction Open Fee-based

Dates:
Rolling Deadlines: Check cutoff dates.
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Other (May vary, See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 3,000 words; Unknown number of pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No Unknown OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Open Fee-based

Dates:
Rolling Deadlines: Check cutoff dates.
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Other (May vary, See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Essay EssayUp to 3,000 words; Unknown number of pieces.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 3,000 words; Unknown number of pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No Unknown OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Open Fee-based

Dates:
Rolling Deadlines: Check cutoff dates.
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Other (May vary, See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 6 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No Unknown OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Visual Art Open Fee-based

Dates:
Rolling Deadlines: Check cutoff dates.
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media, including: Digital art, Drawing, Mixed media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Other (May vary, See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork ArtworkUp to 10 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No Unknown OKImage format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 05 Dec 2022
Last Checked: 29 Jan 2023 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 09 Sep 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 27 Mar 2020

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