Poetry and art submissions are CLOSED. Prose submissions are OPEN.
We accept prose submissions via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Prose submissions will close at 11:59pm CT on Tuesday, September 29.
Unfortunately, as we are a small journal comprised entirely of volunteers who pay for all our fees out of pocket, we are unable to pay for your work. We hope that one day this will change.
We only accept previously unpublished work.
All material submitted should be based around the theme of empowering individuals who have experienced various forms of abuse, including but not limited to sexual violence, domestic violence, and child abuse. Submissions based on other themes will be returned unread. You do not have to have experienced these forms of violence personally in order to submit, as long as your work aims to empower individuals who have. We welcome submissions from individuals of all gender identities.
We ask for First North American Rights to publish. Following publication, all rights revert back to the writer or artist; we only ask that you grant permission for us to archive your work on our site, consider it for inclusion in possible print issues, and credit us as the place your work first appeared.
No racist, sexist, xenophobic, homophobic, transphobic, or ableist, work. If you submit us work of such material, it will be declined immediately and you will not be allowed to resubmit. Curse words are fine. We understand that such degrading and abusive experiences that your work will center around may include sexist and racist acts, etc. What we mean by “no racist, sexist, homophobic, or pornographic work” is that you should not submit work in which YOU are intentionally endorsing these acts or supporting them.
1. You may submit a maximum of two prose pieces. Please clearly label all pieces with titles, both in the documents themselves, and the file name.
2. Please submit all prose piece(s) in one document as an attachment to your email. Please do not include your name anywhere on the submission documents/attachments themselves.
3. Pseudonyms and anonymous submissions are more than welcome. For anonymous submissions, you can either use an anonymous email account and request anonymity in the body of your email, or you can use your personal email account and also request anonymity. The end result for both is that your name and identifying information will *not* be published alongside your pieces if accepted.
4. Please include a short cover letter along with your submission, pasted in the body of the email. This cover letter may include a greeting and a third-person bio, which should be no longer than 100 words. Bios are not required for anonymous or pseudonym submissions.
5. Please send all submissions and questions to email@example.com.