After nearly six years, 22 issues, and 14 interviews, Winter 2019 was our last issue.

We are longer taking submissions but are happy to hear from you otherwise at [email protected]


We focused on sharp work written with wit and elegance, the essence of the story, the experience, the memory, condensed to an intoxicating gasp by writers with a  relationship of some kind with Tuscany, even a brief one as long as the creative work submitted originated, was in part created, or was completed in Tuscany. The work did not need to thematically regard Tuscany in any way. 

A note on our themes: they provide a framework to each issue but are not meant to be interpreted too literally. We invite any interpretation or reference to the issue theme.

Category descriptions and constraints are as follows:

Exclamation Point – Fiction (up to 2000 words)
Apostrophe – Flash fiction (300 words)
Brackets – Creative nonfiction (up to 2000 words)
Comma – Poetry (approx. 25 lines)
Dash – Poetry (approx. 14 lines)
Asterisk – Artwork (one artist per issue)
Accents – Cultural commentary (200-400 words)
Question Mark – Ask a thought-provoking question (50 words)

Fine Print
None of the work published by The Sigh Press may be copied for purposes other than reviews without the author and artist’s written permission.
All rights revert to authors and artists upon publication.

The Sigh Press Literary Journal