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Magnolia Journal Open Call for Submissions

We are pleased to announce the first open call for submissions for our new annual print literary magazine, Magnolia Journal. Continuing in the tradition of our e-lit mag, Magnolia Journal will feature socially engaged works by women from around the globe.

Guest Editor, Gayle Brandeis

Gayle Brandeis is the author of Fruitflesh: Seeds of Inspiration for Women Who Write (HarperOne), Dictionary Poems (Pudding House Publications), the novels The Book of Dead Birds (HarperCollins), which won Barbara Kingsolver’s Bellwether Prize for Fiction in Support of a Literature of Social Change, Self Storage (Ballantine) and Delta Girls (Ballantine), and her first novel for young readers, My Life with the Lincolns (Holt). Gayle’s poetry, fiction and essays have also appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies.

What to submit: Socially engaged works of fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry that interact with and challenge social injustices of our time.

Length: 5,000 word maximum for fiction and creative non-fiction; poetry up to 5 pages.

Fees: We do not charge reading fees.

Compensation and copyright: Each successful submission will receive 2 paperback copies of the anthology as payment. hercircleezine.com requests Non-exclusive Anthology and Electronic rights. hercircleezine.com retains the right to continue selling back issues of the journal in print and electronic format.

How to submit: Send your manuscript as an attachment (.doc or .rtf only, please do not submit .DOCX files) to magnoliajournal@hercircleezine.com. Submissions must be typed, double spaced, using standard Arial or Times 12pt. font. Include your last name and title of the work in the email subject line (EX. Smith – Title of the work).

Response time: All submissions will receive a written confirmation upon receipt, with a final decision in 1-3 months. While we will accept simultaneous submissions, we ask that you make us aware at the time of submission and communicate any changes regarding your manuscript as a matter of urgency.

Deadline for submissions is December 30, 2010. Publication March 2011.

Queries to: magnoliajournal@hercircleezine.com

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  • Misty Ericson

    Magnolia: A Journal of Women’s Literature is now a separate project of our parent organization, the Institute of Arts and Social Engagement (www.theiase.org). You can find all up to date details on current and future calls for submissions there. The current submission period for Volume II is now open, with a deadline of December 31st.

  • Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew

    Two questions–Is this call for submissions current? The dates are from a year ago. And I’m having trouble with your email address. Is there another I could use?


  • janell moon

    Do you take snail mail submission for the open issue?

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