Why Vandalism Literary & Arts Journal


[*] Curated from the work of a diverse realm of international writers and artists, the Why Vandalism? Literary & Arts Journal is a rolling, and now once again active, classic online electronic literary zine. What you may expect in future days to pass... Our format is loose, but will be apparent and reveal itself in the course of the year. SIDE ONE: Imaginative fiction --- poetics and prose related speculative, fantasy, horror and science-fiction over loosely formed horizons: earth-like and natural to alien. SIDE TWO: Experimental, Human, Experiential, Spiritual, Chimeric, Perceptual.


All works submitted and published are granted archiving permission on the Why Vandalism? journal and are provided free, for the sake of art, expression, and dialogue minus commercial interests. However, please take this opportunity to explore, discover and support those who contribute if you enjoy their work.

Note about audio works: this category of works on Why Vandalism? is very new and further development is probably required. Tip: currently, served using javascript. Skimming/jumping audio to end may cut off work as audio usually needs a little time to fully load.

Chapbooks, including small runs of in-house published print books may be offered finally in future. Inquire if interested via submissions. This is a tentative project section beyond bringing back the digital chapbooks in improved form.

Sound art audio compilations are also something Why Vandalism? is interested in exploring, yet our curation is at a beginning and selective stage.


[*] Works will be selected and published typically by theme or complementary compilation centered on an aesthetic for issue or rolling period.

[*] Why Vandalism? is run by volunteers and should be considered a rotating editorship, therefore we do not bother to disclose personalities or pay or receive on a monetary level. All submissions should also be voluntary and for the sake of Art.

[*] Works submitted should be exclusive and not submitted simultaneously to other journals or publishers for 30 days, which is the amount of time of our general selection process, AND if published, we would ask you not to submit any of these Why Vandalism?-published works to other online journals. Authors may of course use and link their published work on various media and for use to promote for professional publication.

[*] Previously, we had a 3-month submission period, currently we are going to work on a 30-day period. Due to limited time and energy, we will only contact those authors back via email whose works are selected. If your work has not been selected: (a) please do not consider our pass a judgement call on your work; (b) published works are selected on a per need, subjective creative basis concerning issue and compilation; (c) Why Vandalism? does not offer criticism or editing services, we only publish as a creative endeavor and as compiler, with very few exceptions regarding specialized chapbook or translation projects.

To submit: Email us your work along with a brief bio (for authorship notes and attribution). You will be contacted back via email within 30 days if any of your work is selected. If you do not hear back, consider your work released from the current submission period. If you have any questions or concerns, you are welcome to message us. Future submissions or resubmissions are also welcome. In this simple manner, we can keep the process clear, efficient and relatively swift without burdening editorship, communication or holding up your work unnecessarily.

[*] We are open to diverse types of art, writing and media. You are welcome to contact us or submit any material whether image, written word, visual or auditory. Our previously published categories include: concrete poetics; digital art; fiction; micro- and flash- fiction; illustration; mixed media; painting; photography; plays; poetry; prose; and prose poetry.

[*] By submitting you agree to allow Why Vandalism? to archive and present your work perpetually online as well as granting an exclusive agreement to refrain from simultaneous submissions. Copyright of submitted works belongs and is maintained by their original, respective authors with permission granted for digital publication and archiving to Why Vandalism? Literary & Arts Journal.

[*] UPDATE: We also have done e-chapbooks in past. These will be re-constructed with better contemporary technologies and re-issued on why Vandalism? in future. We also have a new interest in printing [in-house] very limited runs on digest-sized print paper books.

Our current email to send submissions: