Kalliope X is taking submissions for Issues 4 and 5

Between the following dates only:
1 December 2022 and 28 February 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.


Contributors’ fees are as follows:

Non-fiction: $100.00 per 1000 words.
Fiction: $100.00 per 1000 words.
Poetry: $50.00 for individual poems.
$100.00 for a pair of poems by one author.
$150.00 for a suite of 2-4 poems.
$200.00 for a suite of 4-6 poems.
Reviews: $100.00 per 1000 words.

We strive to increase author payments through grants and fundraising.