The Splinter Generation, a literary journal for and about people born between 1973 and 1993, has begun its next reading period and is now accepting submissions for creative nonfiction, fiction and poetry from October 1-December 1.
And now new, Do Talk to Strangers, our new interview series will be taking submissions into the new year. You can read all about that here.
We’re looking for the most powerful work you have—work that makes us look at ourselves in a new way and work that challenges (or, you know, confirms in some subversive way) the stereotypes that paint our generation as lazyor stupid or narcissistic or victims of the times. But it’s not just for the kiddies anymore. If you have a poem, story, or nonfiction piece that relates to those in the Splinter Generation or Generation Me, send it our way.
Take a look at what we’ve previously published to get a sense of what we’re seeking. But we can tell you this much right now: we want to feature the best new voices we can find—voices that aren’t just of the moment, but will still be meaningful when future generations look back at the journal. We want to feel, to think, to get excited, and to advance online literature. We do not want political rants, cute pop culture references, or nostalgia for the sake of nostalgia.
For more on why we call ourselves The Splinter Generation, go here.
To submit, please follow these guidelines:
All submission are to be emailed to the proper genre gmail account with your last name and the word “submission” in the subject line. ex: Smith Submission
A brief cover letter with your name, year you were born, city of residence, and titles of submission is required.
Simultaneous submissions are accepted and encouraged. If you do submit simultaneously, please let us know immediately if you’ve been accepted elsewhere.
Fiction: email submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. Maximum 3000 words. You may query for longer work. Please send work in a .doc or .txt document, but not in a .docx. Also, include your name and contact info on the document itself.
Nonfiction: email submission to email@example.com. Maximum 3000 words. You may query for longer work. Please send work in a .doc or .txt document, but not in a .docx. Also, include your name and contact info on the document itself.
Poetry: email submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. Maximum three poems, no longer than five pages, posted into the body of an email. If the poem is unable to go in the email due to form considerations, then please attach one document containing all poems being submitted.
Deadline: Our current reading period is open from October 1, 2011-December 1, 2011.
Submissions that don’t meet our guidelines will be sent back unread, so please be sure to read this page carefully.
For any other requests, correspondence or to be added to our newsletter, please email email@example.com
THE CITRON REVIEW
The Citron Review is still accepting submissions for Fall and Winter 2011 Publication.
The Citron Review is an online literary journal edited by alumni of the esteemed Antioch University Los Angeles Creative Writing Program, listed as a top five low residency program in Poets and Writers and Atlantic Monthly.
What should you submit? The Citron Review accepts submission of Micro-Fiction, Flash Fiction, Poetry and Creative Non-Fiction. For word count specification, see guidelines below. Ultimately, we are looking for works that have that unmistakable magnetic pull. Stories that make us jump up from our seats or throw our head in our hands and cry, yes! Make us feel, make us think, be captivating, be moving, be infinite.
General Information: To submit to The Citron Review, send your work to firstname.lastname@example.org, with a subject heading of “Citron Review Submission: (Genre).” In the body of the e-mail, please include a short bio in the third person (by way of introduction–no more than a paragraph) and the text of the submission. For photography and digital arts, please attach as a standard web-readable file (.jpg preferred, but .gif, and .png, are fine as well). We have no thematic requirements for submissions, but do require all work to be of the highest quality.
For Micro-Fiction: Submissions should be no more than sixty words. You may submit up to five micro-fiction selections per quarter.
For Flash-Fiction: Submissions should be no more than one-thousand words. You may submit up to two flash-fiction selections per quarter.
For Poetry: Submissions should be no more than 30 lines. You may submit up to five poetry selections per quarter.
For Creative Non-Fiction: Submissions should be no more than 1,000 words. All genres of non-fiction (memoir, essay, articles, reviews etc.) are acceptable. You may submit up to two Non-Fiction selections per quarter.
Or go HERE for full guidelines on our website!
Reading of Submissions: We read submissions quarterly. Typically, we will respond to you at the beginning of each month. However, in times of high submissions (in the case of contests and the like), our turnaround time may be a bit longer. You can expect a response in less than a month, in most cases. If you have not heard from us in six weeks, please feel free to contact us for an update.
Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but it is expected authors must notify us immediately if their work is published elsewhere.