We have reading periods throughout the year in hopes of publishing 2-4 selections and reserving a few manuscripts for development. A small stipend of $200-$500 is provided, along with copies and standard royalties. A portion of sales are donated to a charity chosen by the author.
A few elements we consider are a confident, appealing voice; the thematic cohesiveness and the emotional range and maturity; vivid imagery and the balance of abstract to concrete imagery; deft handling of highly charged emotion; the capacity to surprise; use of wit, humor, and self-implication; the elastic syntax, pace, and music; and the choice and use of extended metaphor, skillfully juxtaposing the micro and the macro.
Book submissions will open May 1st – but you can always send something to the magazine.
Follow us on Twitter for announcements about submissions.