{PCM 1 is underway. Artists are being notified for inclusion in the first edition. Reminder: You can submit for future issues at any time.}



Plastikcomb is a biannual, printed magazine with words and pictures.

We are interested in providing art to look at and sentences to read. Plastikcomb is dedicated to what the editors like and the people we know or want to know.







Fix your hair, he said. A plastic comb is put in your hand. Looking in a small mirror you scrape your hair back away from your eyes, changing yourself into a stranger. You take a seat on the stool, turn your legs to the left, your body towards the camera. This new version of you is captured in a flash, but the image is pasted in time.






*** NOTE: Writing submission for issue one are due OCT 15th 2018***

***NOTE: Art submissions for issue one were SEPT 15th 2018***


When sending a submission to Plastikcomb magazine, please keep the following in mind:

  1. We are a bi-annual magazine that is printed 2 times a year. We can't feature all submissions.

  2. We read ALL submissions sent to us. We do not respond back to submissions unless we are interested in covering your work/story in an issue. That being said, we plan out issues months in advance and may want to feature you in a particular issue in the future (so don't be discouraged). THERE IS NO NEED TO SEND MULTIPLE FOLLOW UP EMAILS ABOUT YOUR SUBMISSION. We will contact YOU if and when we are ready to feature you.

  3. Please remember, we are a small but dedicated staff of individuals that are interested in what you have to share.

  4. At this time, we do not pay artists or writers for the work we accept.

Email your submissions to: SUBJECT: Your Name, Submission. (Example: John Doe, Submission). We do not consider work that has appeared elsewhere. Please include ALL of the following information. Submissions with missing information will not be considered. We cannot stress this enough.

  1. Full Name

  2. Website (or online portfolio)  

  3. Country

  4. Contact email

  5. A short bio (120 words or less)

  6. Artists: 1 or 2 Images of your work, only if you do not have an online portfolio. Please do not send us more--select your best work! Files should be submitted as attached .jpg files, no larger than 2 MB each. The file name of each image should include your name and the name of the work.

Writers: 1 or 2 samples of your work, submitted as attached .doc, .docx, or .pdf files. Please do not send us more--select your best work! All manuscripts should be in 12-point type, with at least one-inch margins, and sequentially numbered pages. Fiction and nonfiction should be double-spaced. Poetry should be single-spaced. The author’s name, address, telephone number, and email address should be typed at the top of the first page.