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. 


Submitting to Multiplicity Blog

Multiplicity Blog accepts submissions throughout the yearOur blog publishes two original nonfiction posts per week, one each Tuesday and Thursday.

Our blog does not have a set theme, but we prefer submissions that fit the topics and mission described on our About Multiplicity Magazine page

The blog concentrates on new work; it does not accept written work or photographs that have previously been published elsewhere (including on social media).

On the blog, we typically publish 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.

We welcome a wide array of short nonfiction including:

  • flash essay (any topic that fits with our mission statement)
  • memoir (“snapshot” life stories)
  • perspectives on the craft of writing and the journey to publication 
  • opinion pieces on current events and issues in the literary world
  • book and music reviews
  • travel pieces
  • food writing
  • science & nature writing
  • spiritual writing
  • health & wellness writing
  • poetry
  • humor pieces

Photographs should be original, royalty-free, and thematically relevant to Multiplicity’s mission and preferred topics. 

All submissions to the Multiplicity Blog must be original works produced by the person who submits them. Simultaneous submissions are not accepted.

Multiplicity Blog submissions must be sent in digital format via our online submission form. Microsoft Word and Google Docs are  preferred for blog submissions. The text submitted should be in Times  New Roman or a similar serif font, 12 pt, with one-inch margins. Please include your name and the title of the work with your blog submission. All work should be carefully proofread before it is submitted.

Photographs should be submitted in a format and resolution that can be displayed on a Web page and opened in Photoshop. JPG and PNG, 150ppi  are preferred. Submitted images should not include vectors, layers, or  animations. We do not accept videos, illustrations, or other visual art  forms.

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

Submit to Multiplicity Commons: Readers and Writers Respond to Black Lives Matter

Have you participated in a protest? Joined in Black Lives Matter initiatives in your community or workplace? Read a book or witnessed an interaction that changed your life (or your mind) about racism in our society? Found yourself thinking in new ways about the intersection of race and justice?  

Submissions are now open for “Multiplicity Commons: Readers and Writers Respond to Black Lives Matter.” This special new section of Multiplicity Magazine, it will feature 100- 500-word reflections on the Black Lives Matter movement, from protesters on the front lines to supporters working from home. How has BLM affected you, your family, your friends, your community? We want to hear about it. 

We invite you to share your true stories, reflections, and poems on the Black Lives Matter movement with us in 500 words or fewer. 

Submissions for "Multiplicity Commons: Readers and Writers Respond to Black Lives Matter will be open from September 25 through October 30. There is no fee to submit! 

All prose submissions to Multiplicity Commons must be true, original stories produced by the person who submits them. We require work that has not been previously published in any form (including on social media) for Multiplicity Commons.

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.

Multiplicity Magazine and Blog