smoking glue gun is an independent magazine & chapbook press. 

[[[ we look for the flashy, fresh, feminist, grotesque, avant-garde, minimalist, startling, etc. ]]]

we encourage submissions from female-identified, non-binary & queer artists, artists of color, artists with disabilities, and marginalized artists. 

we accept submissions of art & writing in all forms & genres.

please read our magazine and/or buy a chapbook to get a better feel for what belongs in smoking glue gun.

submissions guidelines:

we accept original unpublished* art in all forms: text, sound, video, image, hybrid, etc.

we welcome simultaneous submissions. please let us know immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere by adding a note to your submission, or withdrawing it completely.

if you have already been published in smoking glue gun, please wait a year before submitting again.

you may include a cover letter in the space provided in the submission form, but do not include a cover letter or name in your submission document.

if you have any issues submitting your work, or if we’ve taken more than six months to answer, feel free to contact us at

*we ask that all text-based submissions be previously unpublished. if you are a visual/audio artist and wish to submit work that has been featured elsewhere, please send us an email.

this submissions portal is for visual art, video, sound, and hybrid work. text-based submissions (poetry, prose, etc.) must be submitted through the "text" submissions portal. if your submission contains both text and visual/sonic components you may submit here. 

all file types are welcome. feel free to contact us via email if you have trouble uploading your work through the submissions manager.

visual art: submit a sample of 6-10 or more pieces.

video/sound/other: no guidelines or restrictions.