The Closed Eye Open
From the Editor
The Closed Eye Open is an art & literature website that was started as an exploration of consciousness. Our main goal is to feature a wide range of art forms that connect in some way with this pursuit. We welcome everyone who has interest in this topic, from established writers & artists, to those in academic disciplines, to those who simply are fascinated with how the mind works.
We’re interested in a multi-disciplinary approach to consciousness. Whether your own interest in consciousness stems from from a scientific background, a spiritual tradition, a liberal arts discipline, or an intrinsic desire to investigate your own subjective world, you have a place here. We would like to explore the creative output of anyone who has spent time with the big questions–whether those questions are on the grand cosmic scale, are more focused on the human condition, or are grounded in personal and practical concerns.
Open submissions include poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and visual arts (painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, digital). In addition, our Maya’s Micros feature considers short form writing of 108 words or fewer.
We encourage subject matter that includes “heightened” consciousness of visionary, mystical, and psychedelic states; however, we’re very much open to work where these areas are not the primary focus. Work that engages with the consciousness in other ways are certainly welcome, whether that engagement is obvious or subtle.
Editors Name Daniel Morgan
Print publication? No
Do you take online submissions? Yes
Submission Guidelines URL https://theclosedeyeopen.com/submissions/
Approx. Response Time? 1-3 months
How often do you publish? Issues: 2 times per year / Micros: 2 times per month
Year Founded? 2020
Do you pay?
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