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.

Submitting to Multiplicity Magazine

Multiplicity Literary Magazine publishes two issues  annually, one in November and one in April. We consider submissions of  short-form creative nonfiction (500-1,500 words), long-form creative  nonfiction (1,500-5,000 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 read submissions for  each issue on the schedule given below.

The theme for our Spring 2021 Issue is “Starting Over.” We are looking for fresh, original creative nonfiction—from 500 to 5,000 words—as well as poetry and photography on the theme of beginning again.

Have you started over in a new relationship, in a new career, or a new country? Come out of the closet or come back from a war? Have you fought your way back after an illness or trauma? Witnessed the reinvention of a person or experienced your own metamorphoses?  Have you lost someone you loved and found a way to begin again—or found someone (or something) you thought you’d lost? Have you chosen to leave something behind without knowing what might come next?

We welcome memoir pieces and essays, reported narratives, profiles, poetry, photography, and experimental forms of creative nonfiction. Tell us your stories of change, whether radical or subtle, internal or external.

Submission Dates:

  • Submission Dates: January 4, 2021–February 12, 2021
  • Anticipated publication: April 2021

    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.

    Submissions should be 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 five poems per issue; stanzas  should be single spaced and there should be no more than one poem per  page.

    Photographs 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