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Silk Road Review: A Literary Crossroads publishes vibrant, well-crafted fiction, nonfiction, essays, poetry, one-act plays, screenplays, graphic narratives, translations, first chapters, and artwork that explore human dynamics and social transformations that occur in any story-rich location in the world.

We are especially interested in work exploring diversity, migration, and otherwise internationally relevant questions. Of particular focus is the notion of unity, and how it emphasizes the richness of individual cultures, the myriad of ways of being human in this world, and the importance of empathy, inclusion, and humanization. By extension, Silk Road is committed to publishing pieces that center around themes of gender fluidity, sexuality, and intersectionality. We look for voices of the “unheard,” drawn to pieces that explore both differences and togetherness.

We are delighted to share that Silk Road Review: A Literary Crossroads is a paying literary magazine. Contributors will receive $10/page for written work for a maximum of $250 per published piece and $30 for each piece of artwork.

Submit your work today and join us on the Silk Road.

Volume 20


Keya Mitra

Senior Editors
Matthew Jensen
Matthew Minicucci
Domi Shoemaker
Elizabeth E. Tavares

Managing Editors
Rachel Savini & Joy Yokoy

Layout Editors
Sophia Backus & Harley Taff

Social Media Manager
Kymberlin Bush

Contract Manager
Katie McCallister

Art: Wildflowers by Hannah Agosta
Design: Sophia Backus & Harley Taff