General Submission Guidelines:

We are open for submissions twice a year. We are not closed for submissions.

Contralytic only accepts work previously unpublished both in print and online.

All work submitted should be relevant to the issue theme.

Please send your submissions to our email:

Theme Issue No.3: Discourse
Philosophy is primarily concerned with the communicative constraints, conduct and quality of human conversation. That is why for Contralytic’s third issue, we have decided to explore this concern through the theme of ‘discourse’.

We ask contributors to critically reflect upon the manner, medium and means by which we collectively share ideas, reckoning with the intricate web of reference across culture and time.

Flash Philosophy:

Submissions can vary between 500-900 words. (See here for some examples of flash philosophy pieces). Clear and precise discussion, evaluation, argumentation, and/or discursive exploration that sufficiently ties to the issue theme are required. We accept a range of writing styles, from traditional essay style, to more literary aphoristic or anecdotal styles, as well as hybrid forms. Harvard citation style required. Written work should be submitted as a .doc.

Visual Art:

Submissions can contain up to 5 pieces per submission. Please submit all pieces in one PDF document.
Visual Work should have up to 300 dpi and can either be JPEG or PNG.


Submissions can contain up to five poems. Please send multiple poems in one document. Written work should be submitted as a .doc.