SUBMISSIONS

Submissions

SMALL PRINT MAGAZINE Publishes:

  • FICTION & CREATIVE NONFICTION
    • From flash pieces to 8,000 words, literary and genre. Serialized and longer pieces will be considered.
  • POETRY
    • Up to 6 poems submitted in one computer file
  • BOOK REVIEWS
    • Up to 1,000 words. Reviews are limited to books covering the art, craft, and business of writing.
  • Articles on the CRAFT of WRITING
    • Up to 1,500 words
  • FEATURES & INTERVIEWS
    • Subjects include writers, editors, publishers, booksellers, librarians, cartoonists, et cetera.
  • WRITING TOOLS Review
    • Software & hardware reviews relevant to writers
  • CARTOONS
    • Single-Panel, black and white, humorous or not, dealing with the writing life or the creative process in general.  Other subjects will be considered.  Sophisticated to simple. Our readers are educated, creative adults.  The majority of our readers are located in North America and Europe, but our market is worldwide.
      • THEMES: writing, writing tools, creative process, memory, recollection, reading, gadgets, the human condition, existential angst, enlightenment, eureka moments, l’esprit de l’escalier, respite, education, libraries, book collecting, distractions, et cetera.
      • SUBMITTING: Single-panels will be 4.625″ (4 ⅝”) WIDE at 300 dpi when printed and should be available as a TIFF file.  Height may vary, but square panels are preferred. Text should be legible at this size.  Send up to three sample low-res digital files as JPEG, PNG, PDF, EPS, or TIFF.  Alternately, submit a link to your online portfolio. Send samples to cartoons@smallprintmagazine.com OR use the Submittable link below.
      • RIGHTS: Artist/writer retains all rights to work, granting Small Print Magazine permission to publish and use the work in the printed magazine and in digital versions.  Work may also be used on our website and on social media to promote Small Print Magazine.  Artist/writer credit will accompany any use of work.
      • A SAMPLE of ARTISTS/WRITERS WE ADMIRE: Gary Larson, Lynda Barry, Mimi Pond, Emily Flake, Tom Cheney, Karen Sneider, Liza Donnelly, Alex Gregory, Harvey Pekar, Robert Crumb, Art Spiegelman, Charles Burns, Julia Suits

 

We accept only unpublished writing. Do not submit previously published material. This includes work published in chapbooks, anthologies, or existing online in any form (blogs, e-zines, public forums, et cetera).

Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please notify us immediately if your submission is accepted elsewhere while we have your work. With the exception of poetry, submit only one piece of writing within the same category until you receive a response from us.

Work submitted exclusively to Small Print Magazine will receive priority reading over simultaneous submissions. Please use the drop-down menu in our submission form to indicate simultaneous or exclusive submission and indicate this in “Your Message to Small Print Magazine” text field in our submission form.

(To withdraw work from Submittable, see instructions here: http://help.submittable.com/knowledgebase/articles/74891-how-do-i-withdraw-my-submission )

After submitting work to Small Press Magazine, you will be added to our mailing list. You may remove your address from the list after receiving the first newsletter. (We don’t sell or share our list.)

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Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition
Garner’s Modern American Usage by Bryan A. Garner
Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th edition
New Oxford American Dictionary, 3rd edition
Shorter Oxford English Dictionary

PAYMENT: E-book copies of the electronic version of Small Print Magazine’s annual edition. 

RESPONSE TIME: 1-6 months, occasionally longer when work is under consideration or when we receive a large number of submissions.

PUBLISHING FREQUENCY: Web and e-book content publishing frequency varies.  Our annual e-book editions are published in March the following year.

Accepted work may appear in digital (e-book) versions of Small Print Magazine and online on our website. Authors will have final approval rights over edited material; however, if the editors cannot reach the author, the edited work may be published without final approval. Fully cited excerpts of accepted work may appear in Small Print Magazine promotional materials, on our website, and social media.

(Upon acceptance, authors will receive a simple contract outlining the permissions requested by Small Print Magazine, which are limited to use in Small Print Magazine and on smallprintmagazine.com. Authors retain the copyright to their work.)

Please submit only finished work.

We do not publish derivative work or fan fiction. Please read an issue of Small Print Magazine before sending us your work.



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Small Print Magazine uses Submittable Submissions Manager. There is no charge to submit your work, but you must have an account with Submittable.  It’s easy to set up and free to use.


For questions regarding submissions, email us:
submission@smallprintmagazine.com

Please do not send submissions to our email address.

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