Submitting to Multiplicity Magazine or Multiplicity Blog


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Multiplicity Magazine, the literary journal of the MFA in Creative Nonfiction at Bay Path University, is published twice a year, once in October and once in March. Multiplicity Blog posts two original works of nonfiction prose, poetry, or photography per week, one on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Multiplicity Magazine and Multiplicity Blog both celebrate the variety and range of the human experience in contemporary literature. We publish sparkling and insightful creative nonfiction, and we are especially interested in work by writers who live or have lived and worked outside the literary mainstream. Women. People of color. Immigrants and international writers. Veterans. Activists. Writers from LGBTQ communities. Crisis workers. Working-class writers. Anyone who has a story that needs to be heard.

Some of the topics we’re passionate about: the human body, gender, culture and language, mental health and trauma, the medical journey, the environment, family histories, stories that connect people and place. We invite you to submit in these areas, and also to share your own passions and interests with us. (You might be writing about something that is unknown to us. If you think we need to know about it, send it! We’re all about discovery.)

Before you submit to either our blog or our magazine, please visit our website to learn more about our preferred topics (see the About Multiplicity page) and our submission guidelines (located on our Submission Guidelines page).

Multiplicity Blog typically publishes posts that are between 300 and 500 words, but we will consider submissions that are as short as a single sentence or as long as 1,000 words. Text-based blog submissions may include nonfiction prose and poetry (one poem per post). We also accept original photography, either as a post unto itself or with accompanying explanatory text or captions (up to three photos per post).

Multiplicity Magazine considers submissions of short-form creative nonfiction (500-1,500 words), long-form creative nonfiction (1,500-5,000 words), poetry, and flash nonfiction (up to 500 words) from established and emerging writers. We also accept original photography that relates to our issue theme. Please check our Submission Guidelines page for our reading schedule.

Multiplicity Magazine and Multiplicity Blog will not knowingly publish submissions that are slanderous, libelous, racist, sexist, ageist, or otherwise intentionally discriminatory or offensive. All works must be original and must not be subject to copyright restrictions. For each issue, the journal publishes one submission per selected author/artist. Once our final review is complete, our Editorial Committee will notify each submitter of the status of their work. 

Additional information on the Usage Rights we request upon publication can be found on the Usage Rights page of our website. To be considered for publication, submissions must meet our guidelines and writers must agree to our Usage Rights policies. 


Submit to QUICK WORK: Short Takes on Epic Truths

In the lead-up to our next Multiplicity Magazine, we're soliciting short takes on this issue's theme.

At Any Age.

Were you sixteen when you arrived in a new country, forty-one when you finally felt comfortable in your own skin? Twelve when you lost your best friend, sixty-seven when you went back to school? How old was your mother, your brother, your lover? For this issue, we seek stories of milestones, large and small. We want to read about the day the training wheels came off the bike, or the day you failed your driving test. The moment you knew you’d marry your wife, or the moment you knew you had to leave your husband.  We want to read stories of youth, stories of eldering, stories about you, stories about others, stories combed from memory, stories unfolding now. Life happens at any age. How old were you—or they—when…

We invite you to share your true stories with us in 100 words or fewer.

We'll be posting QUICK WORK on the Multiplicity Blog in early spring, as we gear up for our Spring/Summer Issue of Multiplicity Magazine. (See our other call for submissions above for longer submissions on this theme.)


QUICK WORK submissions are open November 15, 2021 through January 3, 2022.

All submissions to the QUICK WORK series must be true, original stories produced by the person who submits them. For this series, we require work that has not been previously published in any form (including on social media).

Please read the About Multiplicity Magazine page and our Submission Guidelines page for more details about the types of pieces we publish.
See our Usage Rights page for information about the rights we request upon publication.

Submitting to Multiplicity Magazine

Spring Summer 2022: At Any Age

Were you sixteen when you arrived in a new country, forty-one when you finally felt comfortable in your own skin? Twelve when you lost your best friend, sixty-seven when you went back to school? How old was your mother, your brother, your lover? For our Spring/Summer issue, we seek stories of milestones, large and small. We want to read about the day the training wheels came off the bike, or the day you failed your driving test. The moment you knew you’d marry your wife, or the moment you knew you had to leave your husband.  We want to read stories of youth, stories of eldering, stories about you, stories about others, stories combed from memory, stories unfolding now. Life happens at any age. How old were you—or they—when…
 

We consider submissions of  short-form creative nonfiction (500-1,500 words), long-form creative nonfiction (1,500-4,000 words), poetry, flash nonfiction (up to 500 words) from established and emerging writers. We also accept original photography that relates to our issue theme. We pay $45 per essay; $15 per poem (up to three); and $15 per photograph (up to three, although we may consider more than three for an exceptionally strong collection).

  • Submission Dates: November 15, 2021–February 4, 2022
  • Anticipated publication: May/June 2022

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
Our literary magazine review process is blind. Please do not include your name or other personally identifying information on any of  the pages of your submission or in the file name of the document you submit.

Prose submissions should be double-spaced, formatted in Times New Roman or a similar serif font, 12 pt., with one-inch margins all around. Please paginate and  include the title of the work on each page. All work should be carefully proofread before it is submitted.

Poetry submissions may include up to three poems per issue; stanzas should be single spaced and there should be no more than one poem per  page.

Photographs (up to five) should be original, royalty-free, and thematically relevant to Multiplicity’s  mission and preferred topics. They should be submitted in a format that  can be displayed on a Web page and opened in Photoshop. JPG and PNG are  preferred. Submitted images should not include vectors or layers.


Please see our About Multiplicity Magazine page for more details about the type of work we seek to publish.  We will not knowingly publish submissions that are slanderous,  libelous, racist, sexist, ageist, or otherwise intentionally  discriminatory or offensive. All works must be original and must not be  subject to copyright restrictions. For each issue, the journal publishes  one submission per selected author/artist. Once our final review is  complete, our Editorial Board will notify each submitter of the status  of their work.

See our Usage Rights page for information about the rights we request upon publication.

Multiplicity Magazine and Blog