GENERAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
The submission period for the 2019 Winter issue is open August 1 – November 15 Any submissions sent outside the posted submission periods will not be considered.
The editors invite submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual arts that fit within the mission of the journal. We consider previously unpublished material only.
Please submit material using Submittable. Works submitted in any other way will not be considered. We do not accept work via email or postal mail.
We accept simultaneous submissions, but we request that you withdraw the submission in Submittable if your piece is accepted elsewhere. To withdraw particular work(s) within a larger manuscript submission, email our editor with the title(s) you would like to remove from consideration.
All prose manuscripts should be double-spaced. All prose manuscripts and poetry manuscripts should use a 12-point Times New Roman. Please include your name and email address in the header of each manuscript page, and please include page numbers in the footer of each manuscript page. All submissions should be in a single manuscript file in .doc, .docx, .pdf, or .rtf format.
Please include a short cover letter that includes your name, email address, and concise bio in the appropriate Submittable text box.
We try to respond to submissions within 3 weeks month, but due to our production schedule, a response may take up to 6 weeks. If you have not heard back regarding your submission after 2 months, please query our editor.
We acquire First North American serial rights. We do not offer payment at this time for accepted work.
Please submit no more than 6 poems during a submission period (with a maximum of 10 pages total per submission). Save all poems in one document before submitting.
Please submit a single manuscript (which may include any number of stories) of up to 7000 words. We consider novel excerpts.
Please submit no more than two nonfiction pieces in a single manuscript submission (with a maximum manuscript word count of 4000 words). We are open to a variety of forms of nonfiction, though we enjoy essays that are both argumentative and personal. We do not publish scholarly articles or journalistic pieces, though we may consider essays with unique approaches.
We feature visual art in portfolio form and as discrete images, at times in tandem with prose and poetry submissions at the discretion of the editors. In such cases, we will contact the artist in advance to discuss our intentions. All visual media are welcomed.
In general, we will ask for you to submit a portfolio of no more than ten images with details of medium, size, and title. We will ask for you to include an art resume with exhibition record and any written information that you feel explains your work.