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Short Stories: We are now accepting submissions of short stories to compile into an annual short story collection. These collections are not themed. However, they should speak to what we seek at Stain’d Arts. We are looking for the unusual, the surprising, for the unheard and the unseen. We are looking for stories that break from a single narrative. We are looking for stories that are expansive and subtle, nuanced in all the right ways.
Disquiet poetry collection: Our call for the 2019 poetry submissions is closed for! Thanks to all who submitted. We will re-open this call for 2020 in the summertime.
Read our “about us” and our “home” pages to get a sense of what gives us the shivers.
We ask for a $5 submission fee per each publication. We are a primarily volunteer run nonprofit, and small fees for written work allow us to continue offering payment to artists and helps to support our organization. If you are unable to make this payment, please simply fill out the form below to say hello and tell us what’s up. We strive to always make art accessible while becoming sustainable as a small organization, and understand (very intimately) how difficult it can be to sustain your work as an artist. We will never turn you away for lack of funds.
$5 Submission fee.
Visual art is excluded from this fee requirement. Payments can be made via Venmo: @Staindpublishers or PayPal
Submissions should be sent as individual attachments (JPEG or Word Document, please no PDFs) with an artist statement as a separate attachment. Each submission should be in a separate document. Send to email@example.com with the subject line “Volume V Submission”. Please format your attachments to read: Title of work—VolumeV. In the body of the email please include the title of the piece, your name and the materials and dimensions for visual work.
Please be thorough in checking your work for spelling and grammar errors, including em dashes (not hyphens), punctuation, etc.
Image resolution should be 300 ppi.
We ask that you limit visual art submissions to 10 per publication.
Please limit written submissions to 5 per publication (up to 5 submissions for the print magazine, along with up to 5 for the short story collection is perfectly fine). Written pieces should not exceed 4000 words.
Please add a note designating which submission this fee applies.
Pieces printed in these publications will receive 2+ contributor copies for publishing.