We are open, year-round, to submissions of flash fiction (stories no longer than 1,000 words, submitted no more than three at a time), visual art, and poetry (1-4 poems) for our biannual Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter issues.
We publish reviews of chapbooks and full-length works of any genre as well, although we now have a large backlog of books to review and cannot accept any new book review queries at this time. However, we welcome the submission of completed book reviews that may be of interest to our readers.
We're always looking for carefully crafted, thought-provoking work that explores all angles of the contemporary female experience, especially those sharp, jagged angles. Men are welcome to submit work as well. Our tastes usually veer away from the confessional or overtly political, but quality is our final criteria, so you never know. We're open to all styles of writing.
We ask that you please wait until you've heard a response on one submission before sending another. Six months is the longest we'll take to respond, but you'll usually hear from us sooner. Paste your submission in the body of an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, accompanied by a short & sweet 1-3-sentence bio. You can attach a Word document version of your submission as well. Send thumbnails of artwork, with the title of each piece clearly labeled. Please mention the genre of your submission in the subject line of the e-mail and provide a word count for flash fiction submissions.
Simultaneous submissions are fine as long as you notify us immediately if they're accepted elsewhere so we can remove them from consideration. Previously published work is not acceptable, however. Rights revert to the author upon publication, except that we reserve the right to publish any material appearing in the online issues in a future print anthology. (Look for the first one in 2014.) We're sorry that we cannot pay authors at this time, but those authors appearing in an anthology will receive a complimentary copy of that volume as well as additional copies at a discounted rate. Work appearing in our online issues may also be reprinted in our blog as part of a series highlighting the best work from the journal.
We are now accepting submissions of poetry, flash fiction, artwork and completed book reviews for our Fall/Winter 2013 issue.