You’re almost there! Submit your short story, poem, or essay.

All submissions must be formatted as follows:

  • 1” margins, left-justified
  • Times New Roman, 12 pt. (NO other font).
  • Italics, Bold, All-Caps, and Underline for accent only, as appropriate.
  • Double-Spaced, with no extra lines added before or after paragraphs, except between submission and author bio.
  • No subtitles.
  • No Roman numerals.
  • Single-space after periods.
  • No photos or illustrations
  • Word count to be 500-2500 words, exclusive of header and author bio.
  • Title and Author’s name shall be at top of page in a header.
  • Submissions shall be in .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .odt files. No PDFs. No hand-written or typed & scanned submissions.

No sexually explicit, graphically violent, or abusive content allowed.

Editor has the right to correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation without prior notice to author.

Editor may (at their discretion) request corrections, changes, and re-submissions by the author for quality/ consistency/ content purposes, if time allows.

Author retains all rights to their work.

Author Bios (optional) shall be submitted in the same document, placed after the short story, and shall not exceed an additional 250 words. Bios may include one hyperlink.

Please keep submission and bio as one document.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS JULY 31.


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