Submissions


Please note that although The Newtowner accepts rolling submissions throughout the year, the reading period for selection is September through May.


Submission Guidelines:


Fiction Guidelines:

We are looking for literary fiction that is fresh and original. We accept fiction in its traditional forms, as well as fiction that is unafraid to experiment with language, point of view and narrative form. We prefer finely crafted and well-written pieces that celebrate the art as well as the craft of fiction. Although there is no minimum word count, fiction submissions should be no longer than 4000 words. Fiction writers may submit a maximum of three (3) fiction pieces for consideration in each issue. Please submit fiction as a Word document attachment or similar.

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Poetry Guidelines:

We are seeking poetry that is original, affecting, provocative, impassioned, uplifting, introspective or spiritual in nature. The Newtowner accepts all types of poetry: free verse, light verse, traditional, haiku, formal and rhymed. Poets may submit a maximum of three (3) poems for consideration per issue. There is no minimum line requirement, but poems should not exceed 35 lines in total. Please submit poetry as a Word document or similar.

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Creative Nonfiction Guidelines:

Creative Non-Fiction submissions should emphasize the creative and bear some of the hallmarks of literary fiction. We are looking for well-written, thought-provoking memoir pieces or essays that move the reader beyond the original subject of the piece in unexpected ways. Although there is no minimum word count, Creative Non-Fiction submissions should be no longer than 3000 words. A maximum of three (3) creative non-fiction pieces may be submitted per issue by each non-fiction writer. Please submit creative non-fiction as a Word document attachment or similar.

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Artwork and Photography Guidelines:

Submissions of artwork and photography should be vivid, evocative, imaginative, compelling or thought-provoking and should show technique and depth. All art media are accepted e.g. painting, drawing, cartoons, photography, digital art. A maximum of three (3) artworks may be submitted per issue by each artist.

Please submit artworks as a high resolution digital image, minimum of 1MB (either photograph or scanned image), as a JPG, TIFF or PDF.

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Young Expressions - Fiction/Poetry/Creative Nonfiction:

The Youth Expressions section of The Newtowner showcases work from students currently enrolled in high school, middle school or elementary school. We are looking for literary works that are fresh and original. We prefer finely crafted and well-written pieces that celebrate the art as well as the craft of writing. There is no minimum word length, but youth submissions should be no longer than 1000 words. Young writers may submit a maximum of three (3) pieces for consideration in each issue.

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Young Expressions - Art and Photography:

The Youth Expressions section of The Newtowner showcases art and photography from students currently enrolled in high school, middle school or elementary school. We are looking for work that is fresh and original. Submissions of artwork and photography should be vivid, evocative, imaginative, compelling or thought-provoking and should show technique and depth. All art media are considered e.g. painting, drawing, cartoons, photography, digital art. Young artists may submit a maximum of three (3) artworks for consideration in each issue. Please submit artworks as a high resolution digital image, minimum of 1MB (either photograph or scanned image), as a JPG, TIFF, or PDF.

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Simultaneous Submissions:

Although The Newtowner does accept simultaneous submissions, we do not accept previously published work. Please keep us updated on the status of any simultaneous submissions and notify us immediately if the work is accepted for publication elsewhere.


Rights and Permissions:

The Newtowner requests First North American Serial Rights, with all rights reverting back to the Author 120 days after publication, leaving the Author free and responsible for future sale and distribution of the Work.


Author Information:

Please include your name, full contact details, and a brief bio (under 50 words) with all submissions.


Notification:

Authors (including artists) whose work is accepted for publication in The Newtowner should expect to receive notification 8 - 12 weeks from the date their submission is received. Please note that although The Newtowner accepts rolling submissions throughout the year, the reading period for selection is September through May.


Remuneration:

Authors whose work is published in The Newtowner will receive one copy of the publication in which the author's work appears.
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