We invite submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual arts that fit within the mission of the journal. Only previously unpublished material is considered.
We accept simultaneous submissions, but we request that you withdraw the submission in Submittable if your piece is accepted elsewhere. To withdraw a single work(s) within a larger manuscript submission, email the editor with the title(s) you would like to remove from consideration.
Material must be submitted using Submittable. Any material submitted using any other method will not be considered. We do not, under any circumstances, accept work via email (except Visual Art) or postal mail.
We consider manuscripts and portfolios during the posted submission periods only.
All prose manuscripts should be double-spaced. All prose manuscripts and poetry manuscripts should use a 12-point legible font (such as 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.
Response to submissions may take 3 months. If you have not heard back regarding your submission after 5 months, please email the editor.
We acquire First North American serial rights. We do not currently offer payment 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 We do not publish scholarly articles or journalistic pieces, though we may consider essays with unique approaches.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.