The Ear

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Thanks for checking us out! We're a small,  once-annual print publication based out of a little college in Southern California. When we're open for submissions, we accept previously unpublished poetry, prose, and art from our local community and beyond. Because of our all volunteer staff and our desire to make sure every piece gets the consideration it deserves, our reading process is kind of slow, so we're happy to accept simultaneous submissions, as long as you let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere. 

While we believe people need art more than ever during a pandemic, we're taking some time off from reading and building an issue. We hope to be back at it in fall 2021.

Learn more about The Ear by visiting our site: or on Instagram @theearcommunity

Want to help support The Ear? Visit The Ear Foundation page to make a tax-deductible donation to support the journal.