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Submitting to Multiplicity Magazine

Spring Summer 2022: At Any Age

Were you sixteen when you arrived in a new country, forty-one when you finally felt comfortable in your own skin? Twelve when you lost your best friend, sixty-seven when you went back to school? How old was your mother, your brother, your lover? For our Spring/Summer issue, we seek stories of milestones, large and small. We want to read about the day the training wheels came off the bike, or the day you failed your driving test. The moment you knew you’d marry your wife, or the moment you knew you had to leave your husband.  We want to read stories of youth, stories of eldering, stories about you, stories about others, stories combed from memory, stories unfolding now. Life happens at any age. How old were you—or they—when…

We consider submissions of  short-form creative nonfiction (500-1,500 words), long-form creative nonfiction (1,500-4,000 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 pay $45 per essay; $15 per poem (up to three); and $15 per photograph (up to three, although we may consider more than three for an exceptionally strong collection).

  • Submission Dates: November 15, 2021–February 4, 2022
  • Anticipated publication: May/June 2022

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.

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.

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