TINGE: Now Open To Submissions

Written by Emily Harstone | September 12, 2013

TINGE Magazine, Temple University’s online literary journal, is published twice a year, in April and in December. The journal is edited by the graduate students of Temple’s M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing.

They publish short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. It is free, and it is easy to read examples of their work on their website. Unlike a lot of academically affiliated, journals their website is easy to navigate and aesthetically pleasing.

Because TINGE is published twice a year they have a quicker response rate then most student run journals. You still get the benefits of being associated with an academic press without the drawback of half year wait times. They generally respond within three months, although often it can take them less then a month to respond.

TINGE accepts about 5 percent of the work that is submitted to them. Which means that you have a good chance to be published, but they are still turning a lot of work down

Like most journals these days they use submittable to manage all their submissions. They are not interested in a cover letter but they like to have a short bio with every submission.

The editors claim to have no particular leaning, but from what I read they are interested in work with literary merit that still has serious political leanings.

They do not publish reprints, but they do consider simultaneous submissions. Fiction and non-fiction should be no longer than 25 pages double spaced. They consider up to three poems at a time.

In conclusion TINGE is a good journal to submit to, you get the prestige of a literary journal associated with a university, as well as a reasonable response time and acceptance rate. To learn more or submit visit their website here: http://www.tingemagazine.org/