BorderSenses Literary and Arts Journal is an annual print publication that provides a venue for emerging and established writers/artists from the U.S.-Mexico border area and beyond to share their words and images.

We seek poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and book reviews in both Spanish and English from every corner of the world. We also highlight a diversity of visual artists. Translations can be accepted, provided that the original author has consented to publication rights and reprinting.

As always, reading previous issues of the journal is the best way to get a sense of the kind of work we are looking for. Current and back issues may be purchased on our website:

BorderSenses is published in the fall of each year. Writers/artists selected for each issue will receive a contributor copy.

The submission period for Volume 22 is January 15, 2016 to June 15, 2016.

Please note that authors and artists published in the most recent issue will not be considered for the subsequent issue.  Previously published authors and artists may submit every other reading period.

Limit one submission per genre per reading cycle with the exception of poetry, which allows for up to three submissions. Additional submissions will be automatically rejected. Simultaneous submissions allowed. If accepted elsewhere, please withdraw your work immediately via our Submittable site. 

Submissions that do not meet the guidelines will not be considered.

By accepting publication, you give permission to the organization to use your work and name to promote the journal (online and in print).


BorderSenses Literary & Arts Journal: Volume 21

Published Fall 2015. This is our current issue.
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Memorias del Silencio is a literary journal featuring the short stories, poetry, and memoir pieces of El Paso/Juarez borderland migrant workers working toward their GED. 

This latest issue features a dictionary filled with their personal definitions for everyday words. Don't miss out on reading the touching work of these amazing students. 

Published May 2014, this is our current issue.
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