Our mission: heal, destigmatize, and empower.

COUNTERCLOCK is an international literary arts organization committed to exploring the diversity, complexity, and resilience of the human experience.

COUNTERCLOCK Journal is a triannual literary arts magazine established in 2017. We publish creative writing and visual art that heals, destigmatizes, and empowers. It has since been recognized by the Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net Anthology.

The COUNTERCLOCK Arts Collective is an interdisciplinary summer fellowship program for young writers, musicians, and visual artists, established in 2019. Young creatives collaborate and grow under the guidance of award-winning mentors. Meet our inaugural class here.

We are currently open to submissions for Issue 7.



Fee-free submissions are open for Issue 7 of COUNTERCLOCK Journal until October 1, 2019. We’re looking for experimental and honest pieces of poetry, prose, art, and cross-genre work. We also offer expedited response time.

Feedback Corner is open to all submitters. Receive in-depth and individualized feedback on your work from COUNTERCLOCK’s award-winning masthead. Learn about our Feedback Corner service here.

Head over to our Submit page for guidelines & details.

Click to read. Cover art by Rachel Singel.

Click to read. Cover art by Rachel Singel.


Introducing our 2019 fellows.

The 2019 COUNTERCLOCK Arts Collective is a fellowship program that allows emerging creative writers, visual artists, and musicians to explore, illuminate, and grow through collaborating on interdisciplinary projects.

Fellows participate in a free 4-week collaborative program, connect with talented and passionate peers, have around-the-clock access to highly accomplished mentors, and become eligible for a monetary stipend to help them pursue projects and arts-related initiatives.

Click here to meet our 2019 fellows.

Head over to our Arts Collective page for more details.

What’s the latest at COUNTERCLOCK?

You may browse our latest news and interviews here. Reviews, cultural commentary, and more are forthcoming on the CC blog.

Graphic artwork by Lorette C. Luzajic.