Spacebar is currently accepting submissions for its summer issue.



As a brighter season approaches, we want to discover what reminds you of dance. The dance of a flame, of a falling leaf, of a paint brush, of words on a page. Look at the way bodies move; the way feet stomp, or heads sway. The way hair flows in the wind, or fingers intertwine together, or water runs down your cheek. 

Look at steps; the steps you take everyday to work, the steps that lead to a new clearing, the steps between where you are and where you want to be. Look at routines, from waltzing out of the front door to falling into someone’s arms. We want to see movements and hear music. We want to know how rhythm, melodies and sounds inform your life.

We are open to both pitches and drafts of fiction, essays, poetry, art, photography, film, music and everything in between.

Submissions can be sent to by 15 JUNE 2021.


  • Submissions can take the form of pitches or drafts. Pitches should be no longer than 500 words.

  • Multiple submissions are welcome, but please send all submissions in a single email.

  • If your work is accepted for submission elsewhere, please notify us immediately.

  • We aim to be a space for inclusive storytelling. All ages, races, genders and nationalities are welcome to submit. 

  • If you are a visual artist who would like to illustrate for us, please submit your portfolio. You may also submit specific pieces in response to the issue's theme.