We intend to support both established and burgeoning writers. We are committed to promoting diversity and celebrating the voice of the individual.
We do not accept previously published work, unless specifically requested; however, we will accept simultaneous submissions, if so noted. Please inform us immediately if your submission is accepted elsewhere. Also, we do not accept submissions by direct mail. Neither do we accept direct email submissions. Please use the submission form. If you send us work, please wait for a response to your first submission before you submit again. We are currently receiving submissions in the following areas: POETRY: We are always open to a wide variety of poetry, ranging from the highly experimental to the traditionally formal. There are no length restrictions. There is no need to query prior to submitting poetry. Submit up to six (6) poems. Please submit all poems in one (1) form. Pay Rate: $40 per poem. FICTION: Generally, we are receptive to high-quality literary and genre fiction of all sorts, including traditional and experimental works. Please read the fiction in our current and archived issues to get a sense of what we publish; this said, we are always looking for the original piece, the piece that defies categorization and egregiously asserts its uniqueness. There is no need to query prior to submitting fiction; also, please do not send fiction directly to the fiction editors email, as emailed submissions will not be read. As noted above, please submit work via the submission form. Pay Rate: $.05 per word. BOOK REVIEWS: While almost all reviews are now handled in-house, we are open to receiving queries regarding reviews of notable poetry collections, short story collections, and novels. Please query prior to submitting reviews. Pay Rate: $.02 per word. Length: 850-1,000 words. We do our best to respond to submissions in 4-8 weeks. Please do not query regarding status of a submission until at least six weeks have passed.
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