Kalliope X is taking submissions for Issues 5 and 6

Between the following dates only:
1 July 2023 and 30 September 2023.

Submissions received outside these dates will not be considered.

Please read the Style Guide before submitting work. Submissions that do not follow the Style Guide will not be considered.

Please submit only one complete story or essay at a time, or one document of no more than four poems. Multiple submissions will not be read.

We do not accept previously published work. Either online (in any form), or in print.

Email submissions to kalliopex.magazine at

We encourage contributions in languages other than English, provided the piece is accompanied by an English translation.


Essays and other non-fiction work must be around 2000 words.


We accept fiction in all genres. We ask you keep submissions around 2000 words.


Send up to four (4) poems in one Word document. We accept poetry in languages other than English provided that an English translation accompanies the piece(s). Please do not include your name or any identifying factors with the poem/s.


Reviews must be under 1000 words. Supply high-resolution cover image, name of publisher, whether it’s paperback or hardback, book price, and number of pages.

See list of books to review.


Due to budget constraints, Kalliope X rates are not in line with industry recommended rates. This will be revised once funding is secured. To date, the journal has been financed by the co-editors and one generous sponsor.

We strive to increase author payments through sponsors, grants and fundraising. However, for issue 5, we find ourselves in financial difficulties. Until the situation improves, we will halve the above-mentioned fees or ask contributors to waive a fee altogether. We hope you understand.

Support Us

Kalliope X is a not-for-profit, bi-annual literary journal run by dedicated volunteers.

Please consider supporting us with a  donation. Or, if you’re in a position to further champion literature, you may like to support our work with an ongoing yearly donation or sponsorship. All sponsorships will be acknowledged on our website.

Either way, your support will help pay contributors and cover behind-the-scenes costs.

Please note: Kalliope X is not a registered charitable organisation, therefore your donations are not tax-deductible.

Thank you for your support.