The Rush: Now Seeking Submissions

Written by Ella Peary | October 17, 2016

The Rush is a new online literary magazine produced by the students of Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles. They pay writers, and they are seeking poetry, fiction, nonfiction, visual art, and photography in all forms and styles. They hope to publish high-velocity work that captures the rush of human experience. Any topic is fair game, but they don’t accept work about graphic or gratuitous violence or sex.

Right now through December 1, The Rush is seeking submissions for their first issue. Poets may submit up to six poems in one file, no more than ten pages in total length. Fiction and nonfiction authors may submit pieces 2,500 words or fewer.

All submissions should be in twelve-point font, and prose submissions should be double-spaced. Visual artists and photographs may submit images in .jpg, .pmg, or .pdf formats, along with titles for each image and an artist’s statement.

The Rush responds to all submissions, and submitting authors can expect a response within ninety days. If the editors have not responded after ninety have passed, submitting authors may query about the status of their submissions.

The Rush accepts submissions online, but not via email or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that authors inform the editors at The Rush if their work is accepted elsewhere by adding a note to their submission. If the submission contains multiple pieces, some of which remain for consideration, there is no need to withdraw the work.

If you would like to learn more or submit to The Rush, please visit their website at https://therushmag.submittable.com/submit.