Sprung Formal, the Kansas City Art Institute’s literary arts journal, is now accepting submissions for its 2018 issue.  


We are a small literary magazine dedicated to publishing original work by developing and established artists, poets, and writers.

Acceptable formats:

— Poetry (up to 5 poems as a single pdf)

— Fiction/Nonfiction (up to 4 pieces, under 2000 words, as a single pdf)

— Visual Imagery (up to 6 images, jpeg or tif, 300 dpi)

Submissions close on March 12th, 2018.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted but please notify us if your work has been accepted elsewhere.

Please email your submission to:

Past contributors include: Mary Jo Bang, Daniel Borzutzky, Alli Warren, Cyrus Console, Rachel B. Glaser, Mark Leidner, Sandra Simonds, Mathias Svalina, Dana Ward, Sara Garrison, Ryan MacDonald, Brandon Downing, Linh Dinh, K. Silem Mohammad, Dara Wier, Matt Hart, Sarah Bryan, , Jennifer L. Knox, Sampson Starkweather, Joseph Tuzzolino, Michele Taransky, Brandon Brown, Sawako Nakayasu, Hannah Carr, Zach Savich, Mike Young, Ben Fama, Adam Clay, Jordan Hooper, Tim Earley, Meghan Brauner, and others.