La Raíz Magazine ~Call for Entry~
Community members, writers, and visual artists are invited to submit artwork and unpublished writing to La Raíz Magazine. No fee for one work per person.

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-Call for Entry is now open. (If this form is open, your entries will be reviewed as needed.)

--Emailed acceptance notices and "notification of no publication" are sent to the emails provided on this form. Please check your spam/junk mail folders.

-Please do not contact for updates. If you don't hear back within 6 months, we must have missed sending notifications to your email and we apologize. You're welcome to send new work for the following publication.

-Please see the digital issues and order print copies at:



La Raíz Magazine is a literary magazine that publishes visual art and poetry by community members, writers, and artists based in San José, California and Santa Clara County, while also welcoming work from our national and international community. La Raíz Magazine consciously creates space for the publication and presentation of creative work by people who identify as women, girls, and members of the global majority (people of color); with an emphasis on work by people ​whose ​heritage is rooted in lands​ that are now Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America, who may identify as: Indigenous, Chicana/o, or from their country of origin​. Through our publication and events, we hope to promote inclusion, empathy, and connection.



Entries are welcome in Spanish, English, and a combination of these languages. A few words in other languages are welcome. Community members of all ages are encouraged to send their own work. Anyone under 18 years old will be asked to obtain the consent of their parent or legal guardian if accepted. International writers and artists are welcome!

--All information requested is required, unless marked "optional"
--Size and format: up to 2MB, in ONE of the following formats: .doc , .docx , .jpg
--File name must include your full name and the title of the work: (Yourname_Title.doc )

--VISUAL ART: For Cover Art consideration, please send a clear image of art cropped to edges
--Artwork files in 300 dpi preferred. Must be sized minimum 1200 ppi (shortest side), maximum 2100ppi (longest side)
--Images with background showing or not properly cropped will not be considered. File can be up to 3MB if it meets the requirements above.

--WRITERS: Unpublished writing is preferred! Limited exceptions will be made for previously published work. Please note on this form and/or via email that the work has been published with details: publication title, publisher, and year.

--POETRY: under 50 lines (including line breaks) is preferred. Maximum: 100 lines (including line breaks.) Separate poems should be on separate pages of one file.

Submissions that don't follow these guidelines or are incomplete may be disregarded without notice.

PLEASE DO NOT CALL OR EMAIL TO ASK IF YOUR ENTRIES WERE RECEIVED. The google form gives confirmation and pCloud shows "100% upload". The Google form also shows confirmation. When in doubt, send again :)

*Space is limited and publishing decisions are not a critique on your work.

Emailed acceptance notices and "notices of no publication" will be sent to emails provided via this form. Typos and spam filters may interfere with this, so please consider including an alternate communication method such as social media.

Simultaneous submissions are welcome! If your submission is accepted elsewhere, please notify us via Thank you.

ONE free entry per person (one piece of writing OR two art pieces).

If you would like to submit more than one piece of work, please check the appropriate box in the form. 
3 poems OR 5 art images (it's okay to combine 2 poems and 3 art images) and send your $20 donation via PayPal within 24 hours. Payment info: Paypal / Venmo @laraizmagazine / Credit/Debit via PayPal:

For notification about future calls for submission or events, please join our email list (newsletter is sent once a month): You can unsubscribe at any time.

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Email *
First Name *
Last Name(s) *
Your full name as you would like it published. (Include capitalization and accents.) *
Primary city/state/country of residence *
Bio: 45-55 words (include artist/writer website, if any. Longer bios will be cropped or modified to word limit and shortened as needed.) *
Social Media Links
Please check all that apply (for mission and funding purposes): *
Please share how you identify (heritage, gender, etc).
Number of Pieces (No fee: 1 piece writing OR 2 pieces visual arts) *
I have uploaded my file(s) using the following link (No account necessary, limit 2 MB per file, limit 4 files. (File Request via PCloud, no account necessary): *
Title & Submission Type (ex: "Winter" - poem, "Dressed in Green" - story). ARTWORK: Title, medium, dimensions in inches  (example: Portrait of Me, acrylic on canvas, 6x6") No year necessary, do not capitalize the medium. (Optional: a 25-word artwork description may be published along with the artwork.) *
Agreements (You must agree to all terms to have pieces accepted for publication.) *
Agreements (You must agree to have your work considered for publication.) *
I agree to receive emails from La Raíz Magazine. *
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