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Humana Obscura Literary Magazine

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Humana Obscura is an independent literary magazine that seeks to publish the best of new, emerging, and established writers and artists in what we like to call the “nature space.” As our name suggests—”obscured human”—we focus on work where the human element is concealed but not entirely absent, aiming to revive the genre of nature-centric poetry and artwork in today’s modern world while providing a platform for new voices. Founded in 2020, Humana Obscura's mission is to publish and promote the best work of today’s new voices and talents. The publication's intention is to inspire readers and enrich their lives while providing an inclusive space for elevating the voices and creative work of its contributors. We’re after work that observes the natural world and examines the relationship we have to it and to one another while illuminating the struggles of the human condition. We tend to favor work that is unexpected, real, evocative, yet subtle, with a strong sense of place and strong imagery. We like contemporary, but we’re a bit old school in that we shy away from publishing work that references technology—like your iPhone or Tinder or TikTok… We will not publish political pieces, poetry that rhymes, or work that is fantastical in nature or of the horror genre. We steer away from work that is entirely anthropocentric. Surprise us. Delight us. Haunt us. Make us keep thinking about your piece long after we’ve read it or viewed it.

Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for all submissions, and they do not offer monetary payment for accepted submissions. The fee is USD $5.
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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2020

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 4 x per year.
Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Fiction Open Fee-based

Dates:

Open to fiction submissions through 01 August 2024* (approx. 38 days from now). 0

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 500 words; Up to 2 pieces.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

No monetary payment No monetary payment.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Poetry Open Fee-based

Dates:

Open to poetry submissions through 01 August 2024* (approx. 38 days from now). 4

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 5 pieces.
Poem PoemUp to 5 lines; Up to 10 pieces.
Poetry Forms:

Open to all/most Forms.

Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

No monetary payment No monetary payment.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Visual Art Open Fee-based

Dates:

Open to visual art submissions through 01 August 2024* (approx. 38 days from now). 0

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Lengths:
Artwork ArtworkUp to 8 pieces.
Art Media:

Open to all/most Art Media.

Art Styles:

Open to all/most Art Styles.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

No monetary payment No monetary payment.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Image.


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* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

Humana Obscura Literary Magazine Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

The statistics in this section are compiled from submission reports sent to us through our submission tracker. They are not provided by the publication's editors/staff or by Duotrope's admins. Information in this section is updated a few times per day. Learn more about the statistics.
AccuracyWe have received 20 reports from 17 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported17 min | 58.0 mean avg | 49.5 median | 195 max days (42.3 std dev)
Responses95.00 %
Acceptances45.00 % of submissions accepted (80.6 avg. days per acceptance) | 47.06 % of submitters accepted Rejections are often underreported, which skews the statistics in favor of acceptances. Most publishers have a lower acceptance rate than indicated here.
Rejections50.00 % (41.4 avg. days per rejection) | 0.0 % personal, 60.0 % form, 40.0 % unspecified
Non-Responses5.00 %
Lost/Returned-
Never Responded-
Withdrawals5.00 % (21.0 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending5 responses are pending (1 min | 72.4 mean avg | 19.0 median | 238 max days waiting | 100.1 std dev) from 5 different members This only includes pending reports from users who have been active on Duotrope within the past 30 days

Other Information

The editors will try to make a decision within 180 days. (5.0 % of the responses reported to us for this listing have taken longer than 180 days.)
The most common submission fee paid: USD $5.00.
Most submissions are acknowledged within one day.
Most recent response reported was received on 28 May 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 18 Apr 2024.

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Dates

Last Updated: 06 Jun 2024
Last Audited: 30 Jan 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 05 Aug 2020

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