Underwater New York is looking for stories inspired by our list of found objects. These are objects discovered by divers or chanced upon by everyday New Yorkers. They are objects with documented histories and objects unexplained. We are looking for the stories these objects evoke, in whatever form such stories might take.

So: Choose an object from our list. Any object. They’re all available for your choosing, even if that object has already inspired multiple creations.

Imagine. Research. Invent. Explore. Create. Dive in.

All that we require is that you remain true to the object with your story – i.e. if it was found in Coney Island Creek, keep the object anchored there.

Now go! Paint. Write. Compose. Photograph. Sing. Experiment. Just be sure to share your story with us when you’re done, and tell us if you find an object to add to our list.

We accept work in any genre. We don’t publish everything, but we publish a lot, and we would welcome the chance to share your work with our audience.

Please email all submissions or inquiries to submissions (at) underwaternewyork (dot) com. It's easiest for us if you submit with the following formats: images as .jpg, prose as .docx and poetry as both .docx and .pdf. We look forward to hearing from you!