Call For Submissions

What We Want:

 

Submit your best and submit often.

We're excited about your work!

2020

Journals*

Chapbooks

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Nonfiction

Nonfiction

Nonfiction

Anything

Journals*: 

We can receive 150 submissions/month on Submittable. If you don't see the form up it means we have hit this limit. 

Our journals are made available electronically & in print. Published authors will receive a contributor copy.

General Guidelines:

  • Do not make more than one submission per submission period. 

  • We do not accept e-mail submissions; all work must be submitted through Submittable. Submissions that are emailed to any of our editors will not be read.

  • Please send all work in one file.

  • Our team is filled with creatives who understand the agony of the wait. We will respond to your work by a week after the deadline, if not sooner.

  • Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Those wishing to remove individual pieces but not entire submissions should let us know through Submittable.

  • We do not accept previously published works.

 

  • Upon publication, all rights revert to the author or artist.

Poetry:

  • There are no length or format restrictions. Limit your submission to 5 poems.

Fiction & Nonfiction:

  • Authors should limit submissions to one story no longer than 25 pages.

Cover Art:​

  • We are seeking cover art for a 5"x 8" softcover print. Pieces that can be used as a wrap around image are encouraged, however we consider separate pieces for front and back covers as well. 

 

  • Upon acceptance we may ask to do a short interview with you. Additionally, please include any relevant information in your bio relating to the submission such as a driving purpose or meaning behind the piece(s).

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