Server issues

Dear all,

Carmina Magazine is experiencing intermittent server issues. Some of you may be receiving a “This site can’t be reached error” when you try to access the site. If this happens to you, please try reloading the the web page. If that doesn’t work, you can try accessing Carmina here at this workaround:

I am working on a fix right now. It will probably take 24 hours for the fix to be complete. In the meantime, if errors persist, please let me know at


The September issue is now live!

Dear all,

I am delighted to welcome everyone to the September 2021 issue of Carmina Magazine. This issue is our second in our new online home and brings with it the work of many diverse, beautiful, and introspective voices from all across the globe. The September issue features our largest lineup to date, with contributions including original art, mythological retellings, modern re-inventions of old tales, ghost stories, and much, much more. An author’s or artist’s statement accompanies almost every piece (except where the contributor chose to go without one). These statements provide insight into how the piece was inspired by an older tradition and gives readers a glimpse into the creative processes that went into each piece’s creation.

The September issue can be accessed here.

I hope everyone enjoys Carmina Magazine, and I hope you all will come back again next year for our March 2022 issue!

Until next time,

Clarabelle Miray Fields

Founder and managing editor

September issue coming soon!

Just popping on here to make a quick update about our publishing schedule. The September 2021 issue of Carmina Magazine is slated to go live on September 17! Come check us out at our new online home and browse through the amazing work of our past contributors.

Hope to see all of you again in September! Until then, happy reading and writing.

Clarabelle Miray Fields

Carmina Magazine | Founder and managing editor

We’ve made The Short List!

This post is coming a few weeks late, but I want to give a shout out and thank you to DL Shirey, who has added Carmina Magazine to The Short List! The Short List is “[a] compilation…[of] journals that publish prose under 5,000 words”, and they can all be found on DL Shirey’s website linked above. The Short List is an awesome resource for any writer looking for homes for their stories. I will definitely be using it myself in the future. Thank you for including us in the list, DL!

Clarabelle Miray Fields

Carmina Magazine | Founder and managing editor

March issue is now live!

Dear all,

I want to thank you so much for your patience while I have been putting together the March issue. There have been some major changes going on at Carmina Magazine. Namely,  we have moved to a new host and now have our own domain name: 

The new March issue can be accessed here:

Please let me know if anything looks funny or is not displaying correctly. I developed and coded the website myself and sometimes bugs/mistakes slip past, so do let me know if you see anything amiss.  For now, I am keeping our old WordPress site up to serve as an archive for old issues and as an editorial blog. We have also updated and expanded our submissions criteria!    

Thanks as always for reading!

All the best, Clarabelle 

March Update

Hello everyone! Thank you for bearing with us while we upgrade our site and move to a new domain. Our transition is almost complete. Our March 2021 issue is slated for release this upcoming weekend! I will post here with more details when the issue is ready for release. Looking forward to seeing you all at our new site!


Managing editor