Semicolon: Now Seeking Submissions

Written by Ella Peary

Semicolon is an online journal artfully exploring the intricacies of mental health and illness. Publishing fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by both neurodivergent and neurotypical authors—both new and established from around the world—Semicolon aims to provide a safe space to examine the bright and dark days, along with the grey ones in between.

Semicolon has published two beautifully designed PDF editions, each featuring around fifteen contributors. They plan to continue publishing two issues each year, in the summer and winter. They hope to publish print editions soon.

Right now through November 1, Semicolon is seeking submissions for their third publication. Poets may submit three to five poems, or one long-form poem. Semicolon accepts a wide variety of styles, as well as translations. Authors of prose may submit one essay (creative or critical) or one short story, 5,000 words or fewer. Authors of flash prose may submit up to three pieces, 1,000 words or fewer each. Semicolon accepts hybrid writing. They do not accept excerpts. Submitting authors can expect a response within about two months.

Semicolon accepts submissions via email, not online or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions but ask that authors withdraw work published elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work; however, they do accept work published on personal blogs.

If you would like to learn more or submit to Semicolon, please visit their website here.

 

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