is this up publishes work by two authors each month in a 4 x 6 in., 16-page chapbook format. Subscriptions to is this up will be made available soon, as will options for purchasing individual copies.

Submit no more than 2500 words of short fiction, prose poetry, or 7 pages of black and white comics.

is this up is a monthly publication of short fiction. Each issue features two authors.

is this up is strange because we are strange.

is this up seeks writing that is joyfully experimental, artificial, transgressive, restlessly inventive, searching and wild.

is this up is, generally speaking, short fiction, prose poetry, and possibly black & white comics.

is this up seeks to locate at least some of its sensibility in writing that is

  • working class
  • rust belt surrealism
  • quirky
  • African-American futurism
  • feminist
  • queer
  • punk
  • hip-hop
  • midwestern gothic
  • ethnic
  • immigrant
  • ecstatic
  • midwest post-industrial futurism
  • dreamlike
  • obsessive
  • non-linear
  • poetic
  • bewildering
  • joyfully creative
  • whatever else we can think of

is this up publishes work by two authors each month in a 4 x 6 in., 16-page chapbook format.

Submit no more than 2500 words of short fiction + your author bio of no more than 100 words, written in the 3rd person.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted on the condition that you contact me in the event your work is chosen for publication elsewhere.

I will do my best to read your submission and report back within 4 months of receiving it. Thanks in advance for your patience.

is this up publishes work by two authors each month in a 4 x 6 in., 16-page chapbook format.

Submit no more than 2500 words of prose poetry + your author bio of no more than 100 words, written in the 3rd person.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted on the condition that you contact me in the event your work is chosen for publication elsewhere.

I will do my best to read your submission and report back within 4 months of receiving it. Thanks in advance for your patience.

is this up publishes work by two authors each month in a 4 x 6 in., 16-page chapbook format.

Submit no more than 7 pages of comics or line art + your author bio of no more than 100 words, written in the 3rd person.

Artwork guidelines: Black and White artwork only. Since this is a small publication (only 4 x 6 in.), make sure your work translates to a small presentation. Send High Resolution, print-ready files (300 ppi at print size, 4 x 6 in.). Artwork should be in portrait orientation if possible.

Artwork can be full bleed. If so, keep vital text 0.25 inch away from the edge of the page. Submit full bleed artwork with 0.125 in. bleed on all sides of the page. 

Your Call:

  • Artwork can be traditional comic panels or not.
  • Narrative or no discernible narrative.
  • Representational or completely abstract.
  • Text captions or no text.
  • Or some mixture of all the above elements.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted on the condition that you contact me in the event your work is chosen for publication elsewhere.

I will do my best to read your submission and report back within 4 months of receiving it. Thanks in advance for your patience.

1701 Press