IS WORKING ON A 'BEST-OF' ISSUE, AND SO WILL NOT BE READING UNSOLICITED
SUBMISSIONS UNTIL MID-2003.
still looks for excellent poetry, fiction, articles, and scripts. Please send
no previously published work (either print or online), and if the work is
accepted anywhere else after you have sent it to us, we request that you drop
us a line withdrawing it from consideration. (An aside on copyright appears
below.) We also would like you to acknowledge this publication should the
work appear in another collection of work. Like Wilford Brimley said, It's
the right thing to do.
There is no monetary compensation. Submissions of tanka, sijo, ghazal, or
haibun (God bless you!), along with strange and freaky ideas and articles,
should be sent to Henry Singer, adhering to these same submission guidelines
below. Submissions of all other poetry—along with fiction, short scripts, and
other media—should be sent to Daniel Nester.
These guidelines have been recently changed, so please read carefully. If
you do not follow these guidelines, we're very sorry to say that we will not
consider them; what's more, they will be discarded, sent off into the ether.
We accept e-mail submissions only, with pieces pasted as plain text in the
body of the message. Please do not send file attachments—we will ask for
a file for formatting purposes should your work be accepted. A short writerly
bio (50-100 words) should be included as well.
This is the big part
We require that you put in your e-mail subject line the following
date being a month-date-year format. Use periods—no slashes, dashes, umlauts,
parens, schwas (schwae?) between each of these pieces of information. This
submission, for instance, came from a person with the surname O'Hara, who
will sent us poetry to LPZ on July 4th, 1958—
Paste the your
work in the body of the e-mail. No file-attachments. No links to other
sites where the work appears. No Zipped files. If something is italicized,
you could, as a suggestion, place asterisks before and after *to denote
that it's italicized*.
This nifty system is simple, lo-fi, and ensures efficient filing for editors
and authors alike. And, as we said, we require compliance.
poetry, fiction, and other media to to firstname.lastname@example.org.
E-mail East Bank only strange and crazy freakazoid stuff -- and that
includes psychotic manifesto, raps about conspiracy theories, religious
verse, and pictures of midgets wrestling, to the East
3-5 poems max, essays and fiction of under 2000 words, Use your best judgment
for the freakazoid stuff, and at your own risk. The writerly bio should
appear in the beginning of the submission. Allow up to two months (that's
eight weeks) for us to get back to you.
A word on
We acquire First Rights, or one-time rights. You retain the copyright,
which means it reverts back to you after it's published. But, and
this is a big But, if you put a copyright symbol, say, on the bottom
of the submission, not only is this an admission on your part to not
understanding elemental copyright law, it means we cannot and will
not consider it, because you've just said the copyright is yours,
and yours only, and we will not publish work already claimed ad
infinitem to yourself. I mean, it's going back to you after it's
on LPZ (i.e., the second it gets put up on the Web), so why worry
-- be happy!