At 86 Logic, we only have one real requirement for submissions—you must have worked in the hospitality industry at some point in your life.
We pride ourselves in having an easy submission process. Unlike most publications, printed or otherwise, we have no restrictions on file type, size of submission (though our ‘zine is only so big), or on the type of work submitted. We feel this keeps us open to all printable genres.
What we’ve published so far: poetry, prose, fiction, art, comics, photography, and non-fiction/journalism.
Submissions for 86 Logic Issue #12 (print) are open through September 12th. Submit your work via Submittable. Click the link below.
Simultaneous submissions? Sure. Let us know if your work is selected for publication elsewhere.
What if my work has already been published? It’s fine if your work has been posted on social media, however, we ask that your submission not include work that has been published in another magazine, book, or anthology (both print and digital).
How long does it take for a response? It can take up to six months for a response—but you will always receive one. We are working on streamlining this process in 2023 and expect the average wait to be closer to four months by the end of the year. Our editors and readers review every single submission with our complete attention. We have read around 1,400 submissions since 2020.
Can I email you a submission or idea? We’d love to hear any ideas you have on collaborations! Our email is always open. You’re more likely to be selected if you submit through our Submittable page, but we will read all submissions we receive regardless of channel.
What is most likely to be published? We have a fondness for work centered around the service industry, as it resonates with both our readers and our identity. However, we do not limit ourselves to solely publishing such works; we welcome any and all themes. In general, we want to publish thought-provoking, entertaining work that doesn’t bore our readers.
Do you pay contributors? Unfortunately, we are unable to pay our contributors at this time. Each artist featured in our quarterly 'zine will receive a physical copy of the 'zine upon publication.