Submissions

Now accepting submissions for October 2013. 
Deadline September 1, 2013

Submission Guidelines

St. Somewhere Journal is published quarterly. New issues will be released in January, April, July and October. We accept English language submissions for publication in our online journal. Works written in English lexicon dialect/creole are also encouraged, as well as translations. Submissions are accepted via email only.

We welcome all genres, though we lean toward what is typically referred to as literary. The Caribbean region is our primary focus, with secondary emphasis on works with an international or general appeal. Work that has a strong connection to these areas, either literally or philosophically, has the best chance of acceptance. However, quality carries its own weight, regardless of subject matter.


Fiction: Please submit short fiction of 5,000 words or less. Submit your fiction as an attached document or in the body of your email. We prefer a web-friendly format, meaning that we'd appreciate it if you'd single space your paragraphs and double space between paragraphs, with no indentations.

Poetry: Any form is acceptable. Unlike some publications, we have no particular bias for or against rhyming poetry or free verse. Send no more than 5 poems, single spaced in the body of your email.

Essay: Please submit essays of 5,000 words or less. Submit your essay as an attached document, or in the body of your email. We prefer a web-friendly format (see above under "fiction"). For our purposes, we consider an essay to be literary, film or cultural criticism, book reviews or creative non-fiction.

Visual Art: Submissions of visual art will be accepted and considered for use as cover art for our publication, as well as interior art. Scanned images of visual works are acceptable, as well as photography. For photography that includes identifiable individuals, you must be able to provide a copy of a signed model release form. Please submit your art work as an attachment in .jpg format.


Submitting: All submissions should be sent via email to: editor AT stsomewherejournal.com

Subject lines should be formatted as follows:

Submission - Fiction

Submission - Poetry

Submission - Art

Submission - Essay


Include your name (no internet "screen names") and a brief bio of no more than 150 words. If you have a website related to your writing or art, please provide a link. Please include all of this information in both the body of your email, as well as in any attached documents.

Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but we expect an immediate notification if your work has been accepted elsewhere. Previously published work is not generally accepted, though exceptions may be made, particularly for previously self-published work (including personal websites).


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Compensation: At this time, we do not offer financial compensation for works published in St. Somewhere Journal.  All contributors will benefit from exposure for their work, including a bio and reference to their own websites, if any. In an effort to further recognize our contributors, however, St. Somewhere Journal will submit annual nominations to the prestigious Pushcart Prize.

Rights: Upon acceptance, St. Somewhere Journal assumes first online publication rights, the right to include your work indefinitely in our online archives, the right to digitally distribute and archive your work through downloadable media (i.e. .PDF or .DOC files) or electronic book formats. For work that has been previously self-published, in print or online, please inform us of the publication specifics (including links to online locations, if applicable). We ask for exclusive online rights for 60 days after publication, after which you are welcome to publish your work elsewhere, either online or in print.

Words of Advice: Failure to follow the submission guidelines as outlined and explained here may result in your submission being rejected. Please proof read your work before submission, as well. While we are pleased to consider all submissions, anything that needlessly slows down the process may increase your chances of rejection. If you don't take your work seriously enough to follow these simple instructions, there is little reason for us to take your work seriously.
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