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magazine 04: (dis)harmony

For Sunflower Station Magazine 04, we are asking artists to investigate harmony and disharmony. 

We are looking for artistic expressions of harmony such as flow states, synchronicity, and cohesion. Share with us those moments when everything feels in order. 

We are also looking for artistic expressions of disharmony such as systemic flaws, moments that make our skin crawl, and stories about bad timing. Show us those moments where something feels out of place. 

Also, we would like to see art that tackles both harmony and disharmony simultaneously. Demonstrate how we can feel both love and hate, intrigue and disgust. Show us how everything can be so right and so wrong at the same time. 

We welcome prose, poetry, photography, comics, mixed media, and whatever else you can come up with that fits in a print magazine.

The interplay between harmony and disharmony can be seen in every aspect of life.

Here are some points of interest we want to explore:

  • The beauty and terror of nature
  • Optical illusions
  • Moments of indecision
  • Love/hate relationships
  • Stories of dissociation
  • Depictions of the inner workings of large mechanisms (i.e. government, bureaucracy, literal machines)
  • Schadenfreude
  • Cognitive dissonance
  • Collage

Details for submitting


We are looking for work that is in line with the following:

  • Work is unpublished
  • Nonfiction & Fiction: 2500 words
  • Poetry: 3-4 poems; 5 pages max
  • Visual Art: longer series as well as individual pieces are accepted
  • We do not publish epic poetry
  • We are interested in the liminal, unique, & zany
  • Progressive, socially in-touch work
  • We welcome transgressive, radical, and esoteric voices
  • We are inclusionary
  • International artists welcome!

What we expect from our contributors

  • Respond in a timely manner (within a week is ideal)
  • People who are open to forming dialogues
  • We are working to develop art that is approachable and accessible
  • We will not tolerate hate speech

Written submission REQUIREMENTS

  • 12pt, sans serif font
  • No formatting
  • Standard margins
  • Word Doc or Google Doc
  • No PDFs or image files

Visual submission REQUIREMENTS

  • We accept .jpg, .png, .psd, and .pdf files
  • Please make all images as high-quality as possible
  • Image scans are accepted, but please have access to higher-quality versions

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