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Beyond Borderlands is a forum for the artistic and critical exploration of topics relating to esotericism, paranormality, and the culturally weird.



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Beyond Borderlands is currently CLOSED to submissions

We accept letters to the editor, scholarly and popular articles, music, art, creative writing, occult explorations, and reviews. For details, please refer to the criteria appropriate to each kind of submission, as listed below. Please also include a cover letter indicating the category of your submission and briefly detailing your relevant credentials.

All submissions can be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Currently, we can only repay our authors with the honour of publication.

Scholarly Articles

Beyond Borderlands’s scholarly articles are subject to a process of double-blind peer review. Please submit articles of between 4,000 and 8,000 words formatted according to the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition with citations as footnotes, as well as an abstract of approximately 250 words. Our formal call for submissions can be seen here.

Music, Art, and Literature

We accept poetry, prose, art, and music featuring weird and occult topics and themes. Artists, illustrators, and musicians are highly encouraged to submit reflections on their submissions and influences, approximately one paragraph in length. Musicians who would like their work featured in Beyond Borderlands are encouraged to send it in an electronic format or provide a link to it through some third-party host. For writers of fiction, please submit stories of between 1,000 and 8,000 words. We impose no formal word count limitation on poetry and lyrics.


Beyond Borderlands will introduce readers to an array of weird and occult scholarship, art, literature, and music while providing a guide for its interpretation through critical analysis and contextualization. To this end, we are looking for knowledgeable commentators to submit insightful reviews of some selected works (though we are also interested in reviews other than those we have specifically requested). For reviews of art, literature, and music a more casual style is acceptable, while academic reviews should adhere to professional standards. All reviews should be between 1,000 and 2,500 words. For a list of some of the kinds of works we would like to see reviews for please check out our Editor's Wish List section on the message forum.

Popular Articles

This is a space for shorter articles written in a more accessible style along the lines of well-informed blog posts, journalistic commentary, or interviews about topics relevant to our interests. Here we are accepting articles of between 500 to 2,000 words.

Occult Explorations

This segment of Beyond Borderlands will constitute a more unstructured space for the presentation of associative experiments, creative exegesis, and thoughtful, informal reflections on any of a number of topics pertinent to occultism and the culturally weird.


Publication subject to Beyond Borderlands’s discretion. Here we are accepting short correspondence or opinions pertaining to topics of interest to the Borderlands community. Submissions should be approximately 500 words.

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