Digital Americana is now accepting spoken word performances recorded as either sound files or captured on video as submissions for our literary magazine.


Performances must be based off of original material that was written by you, and not already widely disseminated or published online. We seek inspiring, colorful, and powerful submissions that can cut deep into the heart or which that can transport the mind's eye on impossible journeys. Please submit only your best work.


In your submission cover letter please include your bio, a link to playback the performance as either a private youtube/vimeo video or as a private soundcloud audio file.


Please make sure in the settings of the video or audio submission that the privacy level is not set to "public" and that you have allowed access to our email address: "" when prompted by soundcloud or youtube to privately share the file. If using vimeo, you can create a private password to restrict access to the video online (please then include the password with the video URL with your cover letter).

Performances should be between 3 to 7 minutes long. Multiple submissions are allowed, but please submit them as separate entries. Of those selected for publication, there is a possibility that we will ask that the performance be re-recorded for quality and consistency.


At the beginning of the recording please state your name, the title of the piece, and any necessary background information about the piece.


We suggest you test out your recording equipment to ensure your performance will be captured with an optimal sound quality.


There will be no preferential treatment given to pieces submitted as a video instead of audio, and vice versa.


Selected spoken word performances will be published in an upcoming issue of our interactive iPad and iPhone literary magazine app.


This is our first call for Spoken Word and we imagine that there may be some fine-tuning needed as we perfect this submission process, but we thank you for allowing us to feature your work and for supporting our efforts as we continue to evolve what is just another independent literary magazine.