Submissions are currently open for the third issue, coming out in September 2018.

SCAB is interested in pieces that are hard to define, pieces that are experimental, wild, heavy and generally fucked-up, one way or another. Erotic, especially homoerotic, gender-bending, pornographic and/or queer content is more than welcome. So is anything by or about junkies, prostitutes, people battling mental and/or emotional disturbances, etc.

The point is this: let it be raw. Let it sting. Let it destroy, actually.

SCAB is here for everything you never want to say out loud but you need to.


Send prose (1 piece at a time, up to 2000 words) or poems (up to 2 pieces at a time, any length). SCAB welcomes any genre and form but is especially interested in experimental pieces and alt lit. Please send everything in doc or docx format.


Send photographs (webcam selfies are highly encouraged!!), drawings, paintings and/or mixed media pieces (up to 3 pieces at a time, in JPEG format; the editor will contact you later if a better quality version is needed). Any and every subject or theme is welcome. (Except child pornography. That’s not welcome.)

Send all submissions to this address:

Please only submit in one genre at a time and wait ’til you get a response before sending something new. The usual response time is a few weeks.

No previously published pieces, please. Simultaneous submissions are welcome but if your piece gets accepted elsewhere, please shoot the editor a message about it.

SCAB is a baby. That said, the editor is currently unable to pay for accepted submissions with other than publicity and a free PDF copy of the issue your work appears in.
Naturally, the long term goal is to make this big and to be able to pay real money to each and every one of you who contribute to the existence of SCAB – as soon as possible.

Upon acceptance, the editor will contact you and ask you to include the name under which you’d like to be published, a short bio and a social media link (if you’d like) in your response.