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Strangers & Karma accepts submissions of short stories, poetry, and visual art. While artists may submit what they wish, we encourage submissions to carry rich undertones of sarcasm, constructive confrontations, and when appropriate the proper use of irony… puncuation… and spelling.

Once a submission is accepted, Karma’s editors will review and discuss with the artist what the piece means. Then, the artist and editor will discuss grammatical edits as well as cohesion and flow. Once finalized and approved by the artist, the submission is posted to, provided the following metrics are followed:

  • keep it clean; hate speech, rants, overly disparaging or defamatory language and imagery will result in submission termination
  • no plagiarism of any kind; all submissions are checked prior to posting
  • submit work and inquiries to

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What We Want
Strangers & Karma is looking to build an organic readership while providing an outlet for writers to contribute their work. We want to remove typical publishing struggles such as queries and following specific topics or genres.  This journal was created to give reprieve from these painstaking endeavors as well as engage artists we love and promote their work.

Self Promotion & Bio
Each artist is encouraged to include a short bio and plug work and/or social media (@) at the end of the submission, within the same document to ensure it’s properly applied to the post.

Short Story Submissions
Below are selections authored by Karma Contributor, Anthony Coleman, to give the writers an idea of creative freedoms, but the submission may be any body of work not exceeding 4K words.

Media & Other Visual Aid for Written Submissions
Include licensed media and/or one’s own artwork within the submission as desired, with proper credentials listed within the submission. Karma will assist the writer in sourcing licensed media if such needs are indicated during the submission process.

Thank you for visiting Strangers & Karma.

Kayla Sosa, Editor-In-Chief

Kayla is a professional writer & editor. Whether she is writing or collaborating on novels, textbooks, stories, or magazines, she feels extraordinarily lucky to be a part of this world. With decades of experience in academia, Kayla began her journey in philosophy, specializing in ethics & existentialism. She holds degrees in philosophy & classics. She is also an accredited teacher of English as a foreign language & currently resides abroad.

Kayla has had the distinct pleasure of exploring the world teaching individuals of all ages how to effectively communicate in English, all while indulging her passions for travel, language acquisition, & cultural history. Her work has appeared in a number of publications including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Elle, Vice, & here on Strangers & Karma. 

Karma is real 💕 For inquiries or collaborations, please email her here or contact her at