At Azahares, we're looking for fresh work of the Latin@ experience: poetry that transports us into new perspectives; prose that makes us laugh or cry or sigh with satisfaction; art that lifts us towards the sublime or sooths us like un chocolatito caliente on a cold evening.  We particularly enjoy publishing works that illustrate the best of what it means to be human.

Azahares is University of Arkansas-Fort Smith’s award-winning bilingual creative literary magazine.  The primary purpose of this magazine is to provide community members and students with an arena for creative expression in English or Spanish, as well as a literary space for writing that presents the themes of the Latin@ experience.  The azahar, or orange blossom, is a flower of special meaning.  Representative of new life and purity, azahares form part of the iconic tradition of the Latin@ world, embodying a freshness of spirit and perspective captured with this publication.  Although Azahares predominantly highlights student work, submissions are open to all members of the community. 

At Azahares, we're looking for fresh work of the Latin@ experience: poetry that transports us into new perspectives; prose that makes us laugh or cry or sigh with satisfaction; art that lifts us towards the sublime or sooths us like un chocolatito caliente on a cold evening.  We particularly enjoy publishing works that illustrate the best of what it means to be human.

All written submissions must be primarily in English or Spanish; if in English, they must thematically reflect Latin@ culture.  All artwork and photography must reflect the themes of the Latin@ experience. 

• Poetry guidelines: 200-line maximum
• Prose guidelines: 3,500 maximum word count
• Color and black-and-white artwork/photography are accepted (high resolution - .png files preferred)


Azahares Literary Magazine