Submissions

Submission Guidelines

We are now accepting submissions for our Fall 2019 issue of 13th Floor Magazine!

Who We Publish
13th Floor Magazine is a student-run, campus literary journal that publishes two issues per year, featuring writing and visual art from UNO students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

Reading Periods—
Fall Issue: April 1 st – October 15th
Spring Issue: December 1 st – February 15th

What to Submit—
Poetry (3-5 poems)
Creative Nonfiction (no more than 5,000 words)
Fiction (no more than 5,000 words)
Micro-fiction or nonfiction (500-750 words)
Screenplay (no more than 3,000 words)
Visual Art (3-5 pieces)

How to Submit—
 Our editors read submissions blind, so please remove all identifying material from your submission—within the body of your writing and/or on your artwork.
 Files should be titled by genre and your last name: Poetry, Smith.
 All submissions should be emailed to 13thfloormagazine@gmail.com.
 We accept written work in Word .doc/x or PDF and art in PNG or JPEG (at least 300 dpi)

Poetry—submit no more than 5 poems per submission with all poems in one file (one poem/page).
Prose—submit one story/essay/play per file. Be sure to double space and to use page numbers.
Visual Art—please send high-resolution, quality images free of glares and distractions, and indicate your medium in the body of your email (e.g.: oil on canvas).

SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS

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

Feel free to submit to more than one genre and/or to send an excerpt of a longer work. Each contributor is limited to 3 submissions per category. We only ask that you send your best work for consideration and follow the guidelines here:

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.

SUBMISSION FORMAT—POETRY

Files should be named as the title of the piece and the category (e.g. MockOrange_poetry.doc).
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.

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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