Submissions

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SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES

The essentials up front:

Our submissions address is jonahmagazine@gmail.com.

The next edition (JONAHmagazine #15) will be published on or a bit before July 15, 2021. 

The deadline for submissions for the next edition is: April 15, 2021. 

We publish twice a year, in January and July. Read our ABOUT section to get a feel for what we’re looking for. Your writing should be in the spirit of our ABOUT page. We accept original, previously unpublished work.

We accept English language prose, poetry, memoir, and non-fiction.

Copyright remains with the author or artist.

 

Translations of fiction or non-fiction into English of high quality may be accepted. However, no poetry translations from another language into English are accepted.

You don’t pay anything to us for submitting your work. We don’t pay anything to you for your accepted work.

The fine print:

Please write the genre of your submission (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, memoir) in the email subject line.

Maximum 1 prose piece (maximum 2500 words) and/or 3 poems  in WORD (PC format) or PAGES (Apple format) attachments.

We don’t accept music or sound submissions. Very long poems are discouraged.

Include your name, email address, the genre(s), and a brief bio (no more than 75 words).

Submit only once per edition. If your work is accepted, you will be notified by email. If accepted, wait out one edition before submitting anything else.

Identifying yourself:

Pseudonyms (noms de plume) are acceptable, but be clear which name is yours and which is the pseudonym. We need the actual name of a real human in your submission.

If your personal name and surname are ordered differently from the usual western fashion (personal name first, followed by middle name(s), if any, and then by your family name), please make this clear so that your name is displayed properly.

Using your initials for personal or middle parts of your name is quite acceptable.

Friendly stuff:

If not accepted, don’t despair or feel intimidated. Submit the best writing you can. We are on your side, trying to publish work of high quality, and your next submission might be exactly what we’re looking for.

Please be patient with us. If you submit early, be prepared to wait until close to the publication date for our acceptance letter. If your submitted work is accepted by another publication, please be courteous and let us know as soon as you can.

Authors may include a drawing, painting, sketch or photograph with their written material if they prefer, but it should be in what conventionally is called “good taste”, interpreted liberally, although exceptions can be made in the name of art. We won’t necessarily use it, though.

Any work submitted past the deadline will be added to the group of submissions for the following edition.

2 thoughts on “Submissions”

  1. I recently published a book of poetry which includes one piece that actually names Jonah. Like most poets, I,haven’t made the NY times best seller list yet, so wonder if you would consider the poem as a submission even though it has a certain limited circulation. Thanks. Isobel Cunnongham

    1. I know this is a late reply to your question, but yes, we would like to see your poem. We prefer material which has not been published. Circulating it is part of what writers do.

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