Welcome! This Submittable account accepts submissions for our family of journals Right Hand Pointing, One Sentence Poems, Unbroken Journal, Unlost Journal, and first frost.  Be sure to select the correct category.

Thanks. If you need anything, email Dale at dalewisely@gmail.com.


We will re-open submissions on November 1, 2021.

Thanks for your interest in publishing your work with Right Hand Pointing.

Please see the following link for our full guidelines:

http://www.righthandpointing.net/submit/

We publish quarterly and observe 6-week reading periods. You are welcome to submit during the periods we aren't reading. Just know that the wait time will be a bit longer.

Reading:

November 1-December 15 for our January 15 issue

February 1-March 15 for April 15 issue

May 1-June 15 for July 15 issue

August 1- September 15 for Oct 15 issue

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Include a brief bio in the 3rd person and no more than 50 words. Rather than a comprehensive list of publications, give us a few of the most recent.  

Thanks,


Your Editors

Our next submission period is November 1 - Dec 15, 2021.

Thanks for your interest in submitting fiction to us. We very much appreciate it.

We publish fiction that comes in as 500 words or fewer. No more than 2 pieces in one submission. Please read our full guidelines at 

http://www.righthandpointing.net/submit

We publish quarterly and observe 6-week reading periods. You are welcome to submit during the periods we aren't reading. Just know that the wait time will be a bit longer.

Reading:

November 1-December 15 for our January 15 issue

February 1-March 15 for April 15 issue

May 1-June 15 for July 15 issue

August 1- September 15 for Oct 15 issue

Please join our mailing list or Facebook list. We do not sell or give your email address to anyone and very rarely send any more than 1 email a month to our list. Subscribe at http://bit.ly/SmXylQ. To join our facebook page click here.

Include a brief bio in the 3rd person and no more than 50 words. Rather than a comprehensive list of publications, give us a few of the most recent.

Thanks,

Your Editors

Thanks for your interest in publishing your work on One Sentence Poems.  Please note that we share this Submittable site with our mother publication, Right Hand Pointing. So, don't be confused if you get email from us with Right Hand Pointing, or Ambidextrous Bloodhound in the subject line. It's us!

One Sentence Poems is edited by Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco, Tony Press, and Dale Wisely.

We publish one-sentence poems, one at a time. 

Rules:

  • Your poem must be a true, grammatical sentence. Use correct punctuation and capitalization.
  • The poem may be titled, or not. We prefer a title. It is okay to make the title the beginning of a sentence and the body of the email the end of the sentence. 
  • Start with an uppercase letter. End with a terminal punctuation mark. (But don't die.)
  • Any line format. (2 lines, or many lines. 1 stanza or multiple stanzas. Should be left-justified, however. Some idents ok, but we can't handle highly scattered formats. Include at least one line break.)

Avoid using multiple sentences separated by semi-colons. And really, no semi-colons. We're really looking for sentences and not constructions that strain the meaning of that term. 

We also encourage non-English sentences, accompanied by English translation. If we accept your poem in another language, we will publish the translation with it. We'd love to see more translations.


For a complete submission we'll need:

  • your one-sentence poem(s). You may include up to 4 in a single submission.
  • your brief ONE SENTENCE  bio. If you'd like for us to add a link in your bio, we're glad to do so. The bio should in the 3rd person, one sentence only, and no more than about 35 words. 

NEW! We love our regulars. But please wait one month between submissions.


Thanks,


The Editors

Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco

Dale Wisely

Tony Press

Our next submission period is November 1 - Dec 15, 2021.

We read 6 weeks on and 6 weeks off. Here's our current schedule.

We accept submissions--

Nov 1 - Dec 15 for our January issue

Feb 1 - March 15 for April  issue

May 1 - June 15 for July issue

Aug 1 - Sept 15 for October issue


Unbroken is a quarterly online journal that seeks to showcase prose poems, both from established and emerging voices. We desire to give the block, the paragraph, the unlineated prose, a new place to play. Or to crash on the couch for a while after breaking up with a boyfriend or girlfriend. 

WHAT TO SUBMIT:

We seek prose poems. We do not publish lined poetry. Our strong preference is for a single block of text, maybe two, per piece. More than that, we start arguing about whether it's a prose poem! Don't make us argue. Some of our editors are already dangerous.

To get some idea of the kind of content we like, check out current and past issues.

The editors of Unbroken seek prose poems that transcend the boundaries of conventional storytelling.  Of course, we believe that submissions should be coherent and intelligible, but also that coherence can be achieved through style, tone, imagery, and even transgressive methods. Linear narratives with predictable situations and language will be discounted. We want prose that smolders in the ditch. We want it to cry. Maybe laugh at inappropriate times. We want it to knock on our doors in the middle of the night and demand to be let in, fed, given black coffee, and assured that life isn’t completely insane. We want prose poems that have been fired from multiple jobs and have gaps in their resumes that cause them to perspire in interviews. Poems that listened to “Venus in Furs” daily for the entire year of 1993. We want poems that are the perfect carrot cake at your aunt’s house. We want poems that need extensive dental work because of unfortunate incidents outside bars in Phoenix or Indianapolis or Mobile. Finally, we want submission guidelines that don’t read like Dale Wisely got his hands on them.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

We read 6 weeks on and 6 weeks off.

In any given reading period, submit no more than 2 pieces.

We do final acceptances for each issue shortly after the end of each reading period. UNPUBLISHED WORK ONLY:

We do not accept previously published works (including self-publishing and blogs). Simultaneous submissions are okay, but please let us know immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

LENGTH:

We do not have a rigid word limit, but we tend to favor shorter, punchier pieces. If you send us something that’s more than 500 words, it really needs to sock our hosiery off.

COVER LETTERS/BIO:

Cover letters are not essential, but please provide a brief (around 35 words) third-person bio in your email. We reserve the right to edit bios.

FORMATTING

Do not supply line breaks. We are looking for blocks of text. Hey. We see your right pinky creeping toward that RETURN key. Don't do it! Save yourself! Ok, we are not necessarily opposed to 1 paragraph break, but prefer the single block of text. At what point will these guidelines have beaten that point to death?

EDITING:

If your work is accepted, we may fix at our discretion minor grammatical or spelling problems. For anything more involved, you will be contacted for clarification. We are unable to provide feedback on work we do not accept.

We know your rights:

If your work is accepted, you agree to give Unbroken Journal first serial electronic rights to your work and nonexclusive electronic and print rights in perpetuity. This means we can archive your work on our website indefinitely and include it in potential future publications and anthologies. Otherwise, all rights revert to the author upon publication.

If you publish the work elsewhere in the future, we ask that credit be given to Unbroken Journal for first publication.

We cannot pay our contributors at this time. We do, however, promote our authors on social media and through our email list with about 700 subscribers.

How to Submit

Beginning in late 2021, we will publish twice a year--a February issue and an August issue.  We will accept submissions Nov 1 - Dec 31 for the February issue and May 1 - June 30 for the August issue.

Send up to four poems or six pieces of visual work in one document. Submit once per reading period.

Double-check to make sure you cite your source text. Work that has no source text cited will not be considered. Your citation of sources should make it possible for us to find the original online or by visiting some place and looking it up. We'd also like to know your method for crafting your found writing. We consider your method a part of your work, so drop us a note about that, as well. This will be published along with your work.

Please include a brief, third person bio of no more than 50 words that will accompany your work. Please do not include live links in your bio.


What We Want

We’re looking for found writing that first of all adheres to The Center for Media and Social Impact’s Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Poetry. This means you’ve found something within a source text that is a new work, not just borrowed the existing copyrighted material. Think of it like this: remember how when you were a kid you would look up at the sky and pick animals and characters and objects out of the clouds? You didn’t just see the cloud, you saw something new, something no one else had ever seen. That’s what we want. Your found writing should not look like its source text. Beyond that, we want work that shocks us, surprises us, moves us, makes us sigh. We also like it when your work comes from interesting or intriguing sources. And we’re not really into poems that rhyme. We also love visual art pieces. If you can incorporate found writing and art, we would love to see it.

Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different. The good poet wields his theft into a whole of feeling which is unique, utterly different from that from which it was torn. ~ T. S. Eliot

We do not publish writing that is not found writing. We prefer previously unpublished work, but will consider reprints. Be sure to mention when you submit if your work is previously published. We do accept simultaneous submissions, just please let us know ASAP if the work is accepted elsewhere.


How to Submit

If you are able, cut and paste the content of your submission (up to 4 pieces) in the box provided. It's much easier for your editors. If not, send up to four pieces in one document, with the author name in the document, as well as a title above each piece. Double-check to make sure you cite your source text. We’d also like to know your method for crafting your found writing. We consider your method a part of your work, so drop us a note about that, as well. This will be published along with your work.

For art subs, you'll attach files. JPG, GIF, PNG. Do not submit art in PDF form or embedded in Word documents.  Please include a brief (35 words or so), third person bio that will accompany your work. Please do not include live links in your bio.

NOTE: Do not submit PDFs or word processing documents with embedded or inserted images. If your submission involves text and images, send both and let us combine them if we accept them.


Payment and Rights

We cannot offer payment to our poets at this time, but we will do our best to promote your work. Unlost acquires worldwide First Serial Electronic Rights and Nonexclusive Archival Electronic Rights, so that we may continue to archive your work. All submissions remain foremost the intellectual property of the author and rights revert to the author upon publication in Unlost. Any future publishers of works that first appear in this venue must credit Unlost for first publication.

Response Time

We aim to respond to submissions by 2 weeks after the close of a reading period. If it has been longer than two months, shoot us an email with “Query” in the subject line.
 

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