Who are We?
Apricity Magazine was founded in August 2016 by Margaret Siu. We are a nonprofit, literary and art, multimedia, international magazine affiliated with the University of Texas at Austin Plan II Honors Program. We accept literary, visual and performing artworks for our online content and select the finest to showcase in our annual print edition. Our print edition will compete at collegiate competitions: Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) Crown Awards and the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) Pacemaker Awards. Currently the editorial board is staffed by 24 University of Texas at Austin students curious about the human journey.
In 2017, we were recognized by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle Awards with a 3rd place Gold Circle Award in design and a Gold Medalist status.
A Special Thank You To Our Benefactors
University of Texas at Austin, Plan II Honors Program
University of Texas at Austin, College of Liberal Arts
University of Texas at Austin, Mary Lou Joynes Endowment (2017)
Apricity Magazine sprouted from an idea, while watching an increasing number of literary magazines kick-started by young adults. We didn't see a total embrace of the arts. We want to encompass all art in our fold. Whether in watercolor or words, narratives take you through the sunniest moments in their lives on a fresh Sunday morning and they take you to the darkest cavities of their blood. It's something powerful. This is another platform to create this kind of power, this kind of beauty.
This idea shares this dream to writers and artists from coast to coast on a global scale. The thought of vivid expression is exhilarating. The possibilities are endless. We aspire to include interviews of achievers in the humanities-- those who strive to process and document the human experience (i.e. filmmakers, translators, actors, authors, composers, you name it).
Think of this as a plea for you to submit, no, contribute to a budding platform of voices. It doesn't matter whether you've published beforehand or you're dipping yourself into new waters. It doesn't matter what you identify as. Heck, it doesn't matter if you're just confused about yourself right now. We all have a story.
Apricity Magazine wants your poems, your vignettes, your photographs, your short films, your slam poetry presentations... we want your voice, we want your story.
That way, we hope, when anyone encounters our magazine, they find their own apricity: an interruption, a spark, something that helps breathe life into ideas they've been kicking around in their head. Whether you are dipping your toes into the world of publishing or you are a seasoned veteran of the arts, if you have an impulse for creative expression or a ripe and bursting message to share, we challenge you to submit. Call it a dare.
Unfortunately, this is not an automatic free pass for publication and we just don't have enough room to take everyone. We strive for the finest pieces and boldest voices. We're all the more familiar with boundless types of rejection (rejection of writing, schools, people). Don't let that discourage you. There is no limit to how many pieces you can submit. Whatever the decision may be, remember your voice and tell your story.
Welcome to the renaissance.