After The Pause: A Publisher of Poetry, Flash Fiction, and Visual Art

Written by Emily Harstone | July 9, 2015

After the Pause is an electronic literary journal that publishes one issue per season. They are always open to submissions. They publish each issue on the electronic magazine site Issuu. They publish poetry, flash fiction, and visual art. They plan to publish their first yearly print anthology in January 2016.

If they receive a submission close to the publication of the next issue, they will not consider it for the upcoming issue, but for the one after that.

After the Pause is based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. They also run a small press called a…p.

They are not open to traditional genre work, but they seem to accept work that plays with the boundaries. Most of the work they publish is experimental.

They accept all submissions via email. Simultaneous submissions are permitted as long as you notify them if your work is accepted elsewhere.

They accept poetry and visual poetry. It is good to read a back issue to see what they mean by visual poetry, but it covers collages, erasures, and a variety of other art that integrates words. It is really great that they publish such a specialized form. You can submit up to five poems or visual poems at a time.

They accept up to three flash fiction pieces at a time. Flash fiction submitted to them must be less than 1,000 words in length.

Art submissions are considered separately from visual poetry submissions. One piece from this category is chosen to be on the cover, each issue.

To learn more, or to submit, please visit their website here.