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 annually in late spring. Our issues are themed, and calls for submissions are generally released in late fall. Leading up to each magazine release, we call for submissions to Quick Work, where we seek micro-flash nonfiction of 100 words or fewer. We also occasionally call for submissions to the Multiplicity Blog, where we periodically publish craft essays and reflections on writing.
Multiplicity Magazine and Multiplicity Blog 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 themed issues and calls (see the About Multiplicity page) and please follow our submission guidelines (located on our Submission Guidelines page).
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 Magazine
Spring Summer 2024: Out of Control
How hard do you work to keep everything under control? And how often do you lose it? When have you felt out of control or under control—or been accused of being controlling? Multiplicity Magazine invites you to submit personal essays, poetry, and photography for our summer 2023 issue on the theme of control: losing it, getting it, wanting it, or being in a situation where no one has it.
We want to hear from control freaks—active and recovering. We want to hear from survivors of out-of-control homes, jobs, or obsessive relationships. We want to hear from adrenaline junkies who love the thrill of feeling beyond control. We want to hear about those moments when you couldn’t control your emotions, your thoughts, your body, your money, even your vehicle. We want to hear about how you have imposed order onto chaos, or when, exactly, you realized you would have to let go.
We accept essays up to 3,000 words, poems of any length (up to three), and original photography (up to five photographs). All accepted submissions are paid:$50 for an essay, $15 per poem, and $15 per photograph.
In prose, poetry, or photography, show us the lessons learned, the insights gained—or the sheer joy of being in—or out of—control.
- Submission Dates: December 1, 2023–February 2, 2024
- Anticipated publication: June 2024
Our literary magazine first-round 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. Your cover letter and bio will be reviewed if your work enters our final round of review.
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.