Submitting to Multiplicity Magazine
Multiplicity Literary Magazine publishes two issues annually, one in October and one in March. 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 Fall 2020 Issue is “Work.”
For the fall 2020 issue of Multiplicity, we’re seeking personal essays, reported pieces, profiles, and poems about work, wherever you (and others) do it and whatever it is. Do you work to live or live for work? Is your work a job, a calling, an imperative? Is your work paid or unpaid, at home or away from home? We welcome stories about weird jobs and first jobs, quitting work or getting laid off, not being able to work or looking for work, volunteering and caregiving. Stories about work you love and work you loathe. Stories about work that changed your life. Stories that highlight the important work that others do, or that they can’t do any longer, or that they wish they didn’t have to do. We especially welcome stories that explore the relationship between work and social justice, stories that live at the intersection of work and class, work and race, work and gender, work and immigration status. Go deep, write wide. Engage us with your work.
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.
Multiplicity Literary Magazine only accepts submissions via Submittable.
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 Submission Guidelines page for more details about submitting to Multiplicity Magazine.
See our Usage Rights page for information about the rights we request upon publication.