Submissions

Submission Guidelines

Each issue is sold via amazon.com in e-book and print format, as well as on Createspace.com in print. All e-book editions are free during the first week during the week that the newest edition is published.

TYPES OF WORK ACCEPTED

Poetry, fiction, nonfiction, micro-fiction, personal essays, comics, painting, photography, graphic novels, transcripts, etc.—there are no limits to your creativity. Put your heart and soul into it!

READING PERIOD

Submissions can be sent in year-round, but we only read pieces for publication April-May. For example, if you submit your work in June, we will hold it for our reading period in April. Our official submission deadline for fall is October 31st and for spring is March 31st. 

SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS

We accept simultaneous submissions, but if they are accepted elsewhere first please inform us ASAP.

SUBMISSION FORMAT—FICTION AND NONFICTION

Files should be in one of the following formats: .doc, .docx, or .pdf
Files should be named as the title of the piece and the category (e.g. MockOrange_fiction.doc or MockOrange_nonfiction.doc).
We read blind so that our editors do not know the name of the submitter. Do not put your name anywhere in the document or the filename.
All prose should be double-spaced and in 12 point Times New Roman, and edited in Chicago style. You do not need to include page numbers or headings.
Ensure your submission has been thoroughly edited for spelling and grammar.
Include a small bio for yourself no longer than 100 words in the body of your email, written in third-person.
Each contributor is limited to 3 submissions per category.

SUBMISSION FORMAT—POETRY

Files should be in one of the following formats: .doc, .docx, or .pdf
Files should be named as the title of the piece and the category (e.g. MockOrange_poetry.doc).
We read blind so that our editors do not know the name of the submitter. Do not put your name anywhere in the document or the filename.
All poetry’s spacing should be as you want it to be published, typed in 12 point Times New
Roman, and edited in Chicago style. You do not need to include page numbers or headings.
Ensure your submission has been thoroughly edited for spelling and grammar.
Include a small bio for yourself no longer than 100 words in the body of your email, written in third-person.
Each contributor is limited to 3 submissions per category.

SUBMISSION FORMAT—VISUAL ART

Art submissions should be high-resolution images of at least 300 dpi in .png or .jpg format.
Files should be named as the title of the piece and the category (e.g. MockOrange_art.doc).
Make sure the photo of your artwork is professional quality, without any glares or blurriness on glass or paint.
Photograph using natural or natural-colored lighting to preserve the integrity of your colors. If taking a photo of a sculpture, choose a simple background free of any distractions.
Indicate the medium in the body of your email for each piece submitted. For example, “oil paint on canvas” or “sculpture using felt, buttons, and polyfil.”
Include a small bio for yourself no longer than 100 words in the body of your email, written in third-person.
If your work is chosen for the cover, we may need to somewhat crop your image to
accommodate the cover’s size. If you do not want to be considered for the cover, please indicate that in the body of your email submission.
Each contributor is limited to 3 submissions per category.

EMAIL SUBMISSION
Once you have professionally prepared your submission, email it to:
13thfloormagazine@gmail.com.

4 comments

    1. You can do either, but we request that you take the highest quality photos possible to best showcase your work. I do know that the art department is now requiring that all art students get their work photographed at the end of the semester for their portfolios, so there may be good resources in the art department on campus for getting your work photographed.

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