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- Submissions are rolling.
- Simultaneous submissions are accepted.
- Multiple submissions are accepted. Please include all pieces in a single document.
- If two or more of your pieces are accepted, we ask that we may publish them intermittently and within the span of two months (at maximum) starting from the time that the first piece was published.
Posts tagged ‘poetry’
19 July 2017
Make art about self-deception, about deluding the self.
20 July 2017
Make art about pardons, the act of pardoning, about choosing to punish or forgive.
21 July 2017
Experts have often drawn a correlation between heat and crime.
Make art about the emotional effects of extreme heat.
18 July 2017
Make art about humidity, about what those grand old Southern women used to call the closeness of the heat, the sweat, the cling, the sultry.
Prompt Love Catch-Up!
6 July 2017
Make art about packing for a trip, what to leave in, what to leave out.
7 July 2017
Make art about arrivals, about arriving.
8 July 2017
Make art about reunion of souls.
9 July 2017
Liminal: occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold.
Make art about liminal space.
10 July 2017
Make art about light and dark, about the juxtaposition of light to dark, about how we need one to know the other. (with love to Mesha Maren ❤ )
11 July 2017
Make art about moving past obstacles (with love to Rahul Mehta ❤ )
12 July 2017
Make art about a whisper, or a howl (with love to Kim Dana Kupperman ❤ )
13 July 2017
Make art about relocating in our own bodies (with love to Jon Corcoran ❤ )
14 July 2017
Make art about the amalgamous nature of memory, of how sometimes the amalgam is more true. (With love to Eric Waggoner ❤ )
15 July 2017
Make art about point of view, about deliberately shifting point of view (with love to Rodney Jones ❤ )
16 July 2017
Make art about departures.
17 July 2017
Make art about driving alone, about that silence in the cocoon of the car.
5 July 2017
My new kitten, Moco, is racing around my little house like it’s the great wide open, galloping, spinning, leaping, the sheer joy in the race itself.
Make art about running, running wild, the free, unfettered, primal leap and race.
2 July 2017
Make art about natural healing.
3 July 2017
Make art about your exit strategy.
4 July 2017
Make art inspired by this quote from the Reverend Dr. William Barber, II
From their website:
*Short Stories (1 piece up to 3000 words)
*Flash Fiction (1-3 pieces up to 500 words each)
*Poetry ( 3-5 short/average length poems OR 1 long poem)
Multiple submissions are fine, but only submit one of each type before hearing back from us. Example: One Fiction submission and one Flash Fiction submission, or one submission of all three types (Fiction, Poetry, Flash). *Above are what we’ll accept as 1 submission per type.
They should also be separate email submissions. Don’t send us your poetry and fiction in one submission, please. It angers the elves.
Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please do notify us immediately if it is accepted elsewhere.
Previously published pieces are okay, but they will have to be very, very good to be seriously considered. Please cite where it was published first.
We read on a rolling basis, so we’re taking submissions year round. To submit, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission time for Issues close on the 24th of each month. Everything we get after the 24th will be considered for the following Issue.
To submit, make the subject of the email “Firefly Submission” plus the category you are submitting to. For example: “Firefly Submission Flash Fiction” or “Firefly Submission Poetry”. Please attach works as a Word.doc or .docx. Keep all submissions in one single document, which each new piece beginning on a separate page.
We also accept illustrations/artwork/photography. Send those to us as a .jpg with the subject line “Firefly Submission Artwork”. Up to 5 pieces at a time, please.
We will try to respond as quickly as we can; responses can be expected within the month of submission. If a month has passed from the day you have submitted to us and you haven’t heard from us, please feel free to send a query with either “Query” or “What The Heck” in the subject line. We find the latter more cathartic. It’s up to you. “