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Buffle reads general poetry, visual art, multi-dimensional reflections, micro-tangents, flash-chronicles, untested jokes, desperation recipes, and works of literally any other genre from right now to the ever-receding horizon of this pandemic's end. Submissions are accepted through email at, or below through our contact form. There is no submission fee for our general categories; all that must be surrendered is your pre-COVID social life. 


The average response time for submissions is between immediate and whenever the editors are bored, procrastinating, and/or unemployed, which is to say: whenever we check our email. If you have not received a response after this period, please text, call, email, FaceTime, Snapchat, Marco Polo, or DM an editor directly, as we are starved for social interaction outside of our quarantine pods. 

Our mission at Buffle is to provide a break from the 24-hour news cycle. As such, we are NOT accepting works of journalism, listicles, or Anthony Fauci memes.

Folks who are not quarantined or social distancing are ineligible for consideration or publication. Do the right thing and don't be an irresponsible asshole.

We especially strive to magnify voices that are maybe not handling isolation super well. Artists of all experiences of suffering are welcome and wanted here.

Additionally, for artists in need during this time of rampant unemployment, we are tentatively offering small payments for accepted submissions via redistribution of personal funds, as available. Please include a note with your submission if you are in need and interested.


Rowan Chand & Heather Wilson

The editors


Heather Wilson

HEATHER WILSON is a research communications specialist who currently works at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She is currently working on a novel about a dysfunctional trio of siblings and their investigation into a religious movement built around artificial intelligence. She lives in Carrboro, NC and is spending her days in self-isolation fighting a rampant fruit fly problem and going for long bike rides. 


Rowan Chand

ROWAN CHAND is a former barista and recent MFA dropout with degree in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Their writing spans the complexities of masculinity and gender as they intertwine with queer/trans POC experience, the American South which they call home, and animal facts. Currently they live in Durham, NC, where they spend their days in quarantine running a lot and eating Annie's mac and cheese.

Previous newsletters


Home Alone 2020, Vol 1: Reflections from the Pandemic

Contains:  art, a reflective walk, a chocolate cake recipe, a video bath,  a note from our editors, and more (or maybe less!) 

Home Alone 2020, Vol 2: Reflections from the Pandemic

Contains: a Vice Aestheticization Device, photography, short fiction, reflection on sweet things, and more (or less!) 


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