Dear Contributors, Please note that as of Nov. 5 2020 we are OPEN for new submissions in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and multi-media. 

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We seek submissions that use more than one medium to tell a story. This includes but is not limited to comics, graphic fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, photo and video essays, spoken word pieces, and audio prose and poetry. We especially encourage submissions from BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other voices that have been historically under-represented and marginalized.  Please identify the genre in your cover letter. We do not accept previously published or displayed multi-media work. 




Submission Guidelines for Short Fiction: 2500 words maximum. Double-spaced, 12-point (readable) font, with name, address, and email on the submission. Format the document as .doc, .docx, .pdf, or .rtf. Please include a brief cover letter, and remind us if we know you.

For the current Submission Period we will only consider short stories of NO MORE than 2500 words in length. Any stories beyond this word count will be rejected. We are looking to read more genre fiction, but are still accepting literary work as well. We tend to prefer publishing character-driven fiction; and we would also like to encourage submissions, especially of exceptionally good genre fiction, from BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other voices that have been historically marginalized.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but let us know immediately if the piece is accepted elsewhere. We consider only previously unpublished work.

Submission Guidelines for Poetry: Limit 5 poems per submission. Single-spaced, 12-point (readable) font, with name, address, and email on the submission. Format the document as .doc, .docx, .pdf, or .rtf. Please include a brief cover letter, and remind us if we know you.

We consider poetry of any form, style, or focus. We especially encourage submissions by BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other voices that have been historically under-represented and marginalized.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but let us know immediately if the piece is accepted elsewhere. Please notify us of withdrawals by sending us a note through submittable. We consider only previously unpublished work.

IF your work is inspired by or borrows heavily from the work of other poets/writers/artists, please tell us about this in your cover letter. 


Submission Guidelines for Nonfiction: Double-spaced, 12-point (readable) font, with name, address, and email on the submission. Format the document as .doc, .docx, .pdf, or .rtf. Please include a brief cover letter, and remind us if we know you.

For the current Submission Period, we will consider brief essays, memoir, and other forms of creative nonfiction of NO MORE than 1000 words, with contemporary styles and an attention to language, form, and consciousness. We especially encourage submissions from BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other voices that have been historically under-represented and marginalized.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but let us know immediately if the piece is accepted elsewhere. We consider only previously unpublished work.


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