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(Note: For writers ages 12-7, please see the specific guidelines at the Young Writers tab.)
We publish two issues a year, online only—May and November. We are open for submissions on a rolling basis.
Submissions are accepted only through Submittable. Please include a brief cover letter and bio of not more than 50 words.
For all submissions, please include name, contact information, and 50-word third-person bio in the document as well as in the online form. All submissions should be formatted with 1-inch margins and numbered pages. Prose manuscripts should be double-spaced.
Do not send previously published work (either print or online, including personal blogs). Upon submission to K’in, you agree that your work is original, unpublished, and that you are the author.
If accepted, K’in acquires First North American Serial Rights and First Electronic Rights. All rights revert to the writer after publication. Contributors agree to credit K’in if the work is subsequently reproduced online or in print.
Submissions will be responded to within three months. If you haven’t heard from us after three months, feel free to inquire by sending us a note through Submittable. For any work that is accepted, we will require an updated third-person bio of not more than fifty words.
Please wait six months before resubmitting.