Sunday, June 24, 2012

Call for Submissions: Diverse Voices Quarterly

Post date: Sunday, June 24, 2012
Deadline: 1 August 2012 (Autumn issue), 1 November 2012 (Winter issue)

There are many fantastic literary journals out there, looking specifically for submissions from women, feminists, gays/lesbians, Jewish, Christian, African-American, et al. In creating this online literary journal, we’re providing an outlet for AND by everyone: every age, race, gender, sexual orientation, and religious background. This journal will, in essence, celebrate and unify diversity.

Diverse Voices Quarterly is published as a PDF, available as a FREE download, as well as individual work pages. Unfortunately, we can’t pay, but what beats exposure?

Even though we welcome submissions from all ages and backgrounds, we publish work suitable for adults.

Poetry: 3-5 poems, 30 lines MAX (that is, one poem per page). Please send in one file, separated by a page break between poems. Rhyming poems are discouraged, but feel free to send if you think you’ll wow us with them.

Short stories: 3,000 words MAX. Or two short shorts that add up to 1,000 words.

Personal essays/creative nonfiction: 3,000 words MAX. Or two short essays that add up to 1,000 words.

–Simultaneous submissions are accepted but multiple submissions are not. Read about the difference between multiple and simultaneous submissions.

–We will not consider any material previously published; this also includes works published in other online journals or from any message board or blogs.

–While we will read submissions from everyone, the work MUST BE in English.

–Submissions for prose and poetry must come through our online submission manager. E-mail submissions for these genres will NOT be considered and will be deleted upon arrival.


For queries:

For submissions: via the online submission manager