“Everything in everybody’s life is … significant. And everybody is alert, watching for the meanings. And the vibrations.” –Tom Wolfe, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

Like many things, this online literary magazine will always be a work-in-progress and will undoubtedly evolve, adapt, and change as time goes on. But at its core, no matter what, our purpose will be to illuminate the human American experience through creative writing. We want to know what it’s like Out There through original, inventive works from writers who walk the Earth with a pen in one hand and a knife in the other. We want to know what the American world is like, from the boroughs to the wilderness. We want writers who’ve drank too much, who’ve withered under with crippling neuroses, who’ve imbibed in toxicity, and who’ve indulged in self-destruction and survived long enough to put the experience to paper. We want writers who’ve stomped through crumbling urban terra, who’ve hiked remote ridgelines, and who’ve found spark in the doldrums of the fly-over suburbia, and who can express it artfully.

If you have a story to tell, we want to hear it.endcap



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Prose Guidelines:

 

  • All submissions are blind. You must not have any identifiable mark on the actual uploaded manuscript. No names, addresses, or contact information. Simply the title, word count, and page count.
  • All submissions must be in 12-point font with a one-inch margin and must be in either .doc, .docx, or .pdf file formats.
  • All submissions must be properly proofread and edited. We will know. . .
  • All stories must be 1,500 words or greater with a maximum word cap at 8,000.
  • We will consider longer pieces, but they must be prearranged via an accepted query letter.
  • Content must be original, previously unpublished work.
  • We accept multiple submissions. We also accept simultaneous submission, provided you notify us immediately if your work was accepted elsewhere.

$2.00
$2.00

Prose Guidelines:

 

  • All submissions are blind. You must not have any identifiable mark on the actual uploaded manuscript. No names, addresses, or contact information. Simply the title, word count, and page count.
  • All submissions must be in 12-point font with a one-inch margin and must be in either .doc, .docx, or .pdf file formats.
  • All submissions must be properly proofread and edited. We will know. . .
  • All stories must be 1,500 words or greater with a maximum word cap at 8,000.
  • We will consider longer pieces, but they must be prearranged via an accepted query letter.
  • Content must be original, previously unpublished work.
  • We accept multiple submissions. We also accept simultaneous submission, provided you notify us immediately if your work was accepted elsewhere.
  • No genre fiction (yet).


$2.00
$2.00

Poetry Guidelines:

 

  • All submissions are blind. You must not have any identifiable mark on the actual uploaded manuscript. No names, addresses, or contact information. Simply the title, word count, and page count.
  • We accept up to three poems per submission.
  • All submissions must be in 12-point font with a one-inch margin and must be in either .doc, .docx, or .pdf file formats.
  • All submissions must be properly proofread and edited. Again, we will know. . .
  • Content must be original, previously unpublished work.
  • We accept multiple submissions. We also accept simultaneous submission, provided you notify us immediately if your work was accepted elsewhere.



Give us your ideas for projects! If you have a story idea for a piece of creative nonfiction, specifically a piece of reporting you'd like to create, send us a professional query letter with your idea, approach, and related information. Please include a writing sample with your query.