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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.
Submissions should be sent as a individual attachments (Word Document, please no PDF) with an artist statement as a separate attachment. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line designating what the submission is for, i.e. “Short Story Collection” or “Poetry Collection”. Please format your attachments to read: your last name-title. In the body of the email please include the title of the piece and your name as spelled for publishing. Please be thorough in checking your work for spelling and grammar errors, including em dashes (not hyphens), punctuation, etc.
We are asking for a $3-5 submission fee per each piece. 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 with a brief statement. We strive to always make art accessible, and understand (very intimately) how difficult it can be to sustain your work as an artist.
Please add a note designating which submission this fee applies.
$3-5 Submission fee per piece submitted.
We ask that you limit submissions to 10 per publication (up to 10 submissions for the print magazine, along with up to 10 for the short story collection is perfectly fine). Written pieces should not exceed 4000 words.
Pieces printed in these publications will receive 2+ contributor copies for publishing.