SURFACES.cx is an open literary arts platform, acutely oriented toward works of spontaneous creation by self-taught artists working outside of existing literary communities and the academic system.
SURFACES.cx is interested in writers working to cultivate new literary terrain. We are seeking pieces exploring the textures of dislocation, technology burn-out, and pain. To locate this material, we source content from individuals currently writing, but also––and most essentially––the public at large.
SURFACES.cx is seeking works of:
fiction / poetry / theory / personal essay / text-collage
Please familiarize yourself with the work featured on the site before submitting. SURFACES.cx has a special interest in works of alienation and frisson. If you are uncomfortable with irregular subject matter that, in some cases, may offend, or with literary outlets that feature work from across the political and social spectrum, kindly avoid sending your work to SURFACES.cx.
Though there are no hard guidelines with respect to submission length, an ideal prose submission will be of a length roughly between 500 to 2000 words. An ideal poetry submission will consist of three to five individual works. A submission consisting of a single poem (or two) of considerable length is also acceptable.
If interested in submitting to SURFACES.cx, please email your submission in a doc / docx / rtf / pdf / jpeg / png to
Our group of editors will review your message/submission and inform you of our decision by email. If we do not contact you within a couple weeks, please email us again.
Alternatively, work can be submitted directly, via the below submission form:
SURFACES.cx does not feature author bios.
Anonymous and pseudonymous writers are welcome.
Simultaneous submissions are permitted.