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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.

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