Call for Submissions

Ki is an online journal overseen by the Editorial Board of Qui Parle that seeks to explore the whatness of the critical. We aim to publish work that is critical in the most expansive sense of the word: sharp, brief, politically oriented pieces that fall outside or trouble the bounds of scholarship and its conventions.

Please note that, while we celebrate creative work in all its infinite forms, we are unlikely to publish pieces that adhere strictly to genre conventions (e.g. fiction and poetry that does not engage critical, political, or theoretical thought and practice).

Submissions are currently closed.


Submissions Guidelines

Prose submissions—fiction, nonfiction, reviews, etc.—should be 1,500 words or less. If you have citational material, this will not factor into the word count. Please send only one prose submission at a time.

Poetry submissions should comprise 3-5 poems in a single document. We encourage sending a .pdf in order to preserve formatting.

For visual media, please send up to 5 images. For audio, use .mp3, .mp4, or .wav. For audiovisual/interactive media, feel free to send a link.

Simultaneous submissions are welcome; please notify us should any work submitted be accepted for publication elsewhere. Questions should be directed to Justin Greene (jigreene@berkeley.edu) or Naima Karczmar (naima_karczmar@berkeley.edu).