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Iron City Magazine

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  • Creative Expressions By and For the Incarcerated
  • About this Magazine:

    Iron City Magazine: Creative Expressions By and For the Incarcerated celebrates writing and art from the prison world—regardless of topic. Our primary goal is to give voice to formerly/currently incarcerated authors and artists. We also publish work by others—but only when that work clearly treats themes of incarceration.

  • Editor(s): Cornelia "Corri" Wells, Jacqueline Aguilar
  • Contact Information:

  • Organization (if applicable):
  • Address 1: PO Box 370
  • City: Tempe
  • State Code: AZ
  • Postal Code: 85280
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Submission/Subscription Information:

  • Format: Online, Print
  • Genres: Art, Comics, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Simultaneous Submissions: yes (see website)
  • Postal Submissions: yes
  • Email Submissions: yes (see website)
  • Online Submissions: yes (via Submittable)
  • Reading Period: year-round
  • Response Time: 6 months
  • Payment: no
  • Contests: no
  • ISSN: 2473-4535
  • Founded: 2016
  • Issues Per Year: 1

Publisher's description: Iron City Magazine strives to remind the general public that prisoners can make meaningful contributions to our shared communities. So often, this potential is forgotten or overshadowed by prisoners’ crimes. Prisoners are, first and foremost, people. Validating prisoners’ humanity through writing and art encourages a culture of understanding and transformation. The incarcerated own stories and views worthy of sharing. Iron City Magazine highlights these stories in a way more permanent than a private journal. We welcome submissions from current and former prisoners, prison volunteers, prison staff, and family and friends of prisoners.

Current and former prisoners may submit work on any topic. Prison volunteers, family, friends, and staff should submit only work on memories, perspectives, or insights related to mass incarceration.

*We do not encourage writing or art that is graphically violent or sexually explicit or that discusses individuals' particular crimes or drug use. We want our magazine to pass through prison security as well as serve the general public.

For more information on our submission guidelines, events, issue purchase, and donations please visit ironcitymagazine.org.