This is an open call for Strands Lit Sphere, with a publication schedule to start from January 2024.
What we accept: Poetry / Short Fiction / Interviews/ Reviews/ Photography / Visual Art.
Submission Period: From November 15, 2023 to December 15, 2023
Our email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
There is no submission fee, but if you would like to support our work and give more opportunities to deserving writers for free submissions in our flash fiction competitions, you can use the Tip Jar option at the bottom of our competition submission page (click here).
What we need with all submissions:
1. a brief bio note in third person (maximum 100 words)
2. a photo of the contributor
3. Your work in a Word file, double-spaced for prose and single-spaced for poetry, in Times New Roman, Calibri or Arial.
Make sure that you send your work, bio note and photo as three separate attachments.
You can submit 3 - 6 poems. Send them all in a single Word file, single-spaced, with page breaks after each poem.
You can submit 1 story, ideally between 1000 and 6000 words. Avoid Flash Fiction, as we have a separate competition category for that. Send the story in a Word file, double-spaced.
You can submit 4 - 10 photos of good resolution. They can follow of a theme or just be a selection of your best work.
We look for unique works of visual art. You can submit up to 10 samples. They can follow of a theme or just be a selection of your best work. They could be vertical or horizontal @ 300 dpi, preferably as jpg or pdf files. You can have a look at our issues from the beginning to get an idea of the kind of work we feature.
If you have some ideas for book/film/art reviews and interviews with writers or artists, please do send us a pitch to the email address mentioned above.
Response Period: If your works are selected, you will receive a response before January 15, 2024, with details regarding the publication schedule/date.
Simultaneous submissions are okay, but please do let us know when the works you have submitted here are accepted elsewhere.
We are unable to pay the writers/artists at this point.
However, all our Flash Fiction Competition winners are given cash awards and their stories that are published in Strands Lit Sphere.