Please read all guidelines on our website carefully before submitting. 

http://www.rowanglassworks.org/submission-guidelines.html


We do not accept work via email. Any submissions, through Submittable or otherwise, that do not follow our guidelines will not be considered for publication.


We do not accept previously published work, including work self-published or published online via blog or social media.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted if noted and withdrawn upon acceptance elsewhere.


FILE FORMAT

  • Look closely at the accepted formats on our Submittable page before you submit.
  • Textual submissions will be accepted as Word .doc or PDF files (Word files preferred). Do not use characters in your file name such as : !@#$%^*/ 
  • Include the genre and your last name as the name of the file.
  • All textual submissions should be typed, double-spaced (except poetry), standard font with the author’s name and contact information on each submission.

GENRES

  • Please submit just once per genre, per reading period. 
  • Include all works of the same genre (i.e. all five poems or all three fiction shorts) as one file and send as one submission.
  • You may submit in more than one genre with no penalty, but please follow the length and quantity limitations listed here. If you do submit in multiple genres, please submit each separately. (i.e. You may include up to five poems in one submission, but use a separate submission for a work of nonfiction).

RESPONSE

  • Our average response time is 3-6 months. Thank you for your patience.
  • Though we cannot take  every piece sent to us, we will, at times, be compelled to provide  feedback - in these cases, it will take a little longer to get back to  you.
  • We are currently able to provide one print copy as payment to authors and are pleased to provide a print on demand option for additional copies of each issue.

Glassworks publishes still artwork (i.e. photography, paintings, collages, etc.) bi-annually in our print issues. We prefer to publish several images by each artist. 

Submit up to 5 images (300 dpi/high resolution) in one submission.

*NOTE: Our Submittable account will only allow for one submission per genre. Please take your time when preparing your submission. If you submit and withdraw, you will not be able to submit Artwork again until our next Open Reading Period.

Glassworks publishes short works monthly in our online feature Flash Glass

Submit up to three shorts under 500 words
Flash fiction, micro essays, or prose poetry welcome (NO lined poetry, please). Please include in your cover letter which of these three genres you consider your works to be.

Flash is often defined by  what it isn't: it isn't more than 500 words, it isn't a full narrative, it isn't plot or character or just a poems without line breaks. Flash, however, is an opportunity.
For the reader: to rotate a whole in the mind, to encounter language pruned and curated, a candy quick to dissolve that lingers on  the tongue.  
For the writer: to flex and  bend, produce fresh expression within limitation, to discover the  essential. And in the end, speak through the unsaid and arrive at something unexpected.  

All submissions should be typed, double spaced, with your contact information easily located on the manuscript. Microsoft Word documents preferred.

*NOTE: Our Submittable account will only allow for one submission per genre. Please take your time when preparing your submission. If you submit and withdraw, you will not be able to submit to Flash Glass again until our next Open Reading Period. 

Glassworks seeks fiction for our 2020 issues!
Submit one story up to 5500 words
OR three shorts (in the same document) under 1000 words 

Considering that craft is not genre specific, we welcome prose with a range of forms, subjects, and aesthetics. However, we will not publish pure "genre" pieces that do not re-imagine their position as works of literature, nor are we interested in highly experimental or work that is not honest, accessible, or relatable.

Chapters from longer works will be considered, but must stand on their own. No complete manuscripts, please.

All submissions should be typed, double spaced, with your contact information easily located on the manuscript. Microsoft Word documents preferred.

*NOTE: Our Submittable account will only allow for one submission per genre. Please take your time when preparing your submission. If you submit and withdraw, you will not be able to submit Fiction again until our next Open Reading Period. 

Glassworks seeks poetry for our 2020 issues!
Submit up to five poems; must be sent as one submission. 

Submissions should not exceed more than five poems or nine pages. Please indicate in brackets whether a stanza break is also page break. 

All topics are considered, except for overtly political and religious poems as Glassworks strives for more nuanced complexity. We invite submissions that employ deliberate craft of creation and format, but we discourage overworked experimental forms. We encourage hybrid forms, such as prose poems. Translations will be considered only if you have permission of both the original poet and the translator, and if the work has not been published in the English language.

All submissions should be typed, double spaced, with your contact information easily located on the manuscript. Microsoft Word documents preferred.

*NOTE: Our Submittable account will only allow for one submission per genre. Please take your time when preparing your submission. If you submit and withdraw, you will not be able to submit Poetry again until our next Open Reading Period. 

Glassworks seeks creative nonfiction and craft essays for our 2020 issues!
Please submit one work up to 3500 words
OR three shorts (in one document) under 1000 words

Considering that craft is not genre specific, we welcome prose with a range of forms, subjects and aesthetics. For creative nonfiction, this may include personal essays, memoir, or hybrid forms such as braided essays or hermit crab essays. Craft essays should have a personal and/or creative element. We are not interested in purely scholarly work or editorial nonfiction, nor are we interested in highly experimental work that is not honest, accessible, or relatable.

All submissions should be typed, double spaced, with your contact information easily located on the manuscript. Microsoft Word documents preferred.

*NOTE: Our Submittable account will only allow for one submission per genre. Please take your time when preparing your submission. If you submit and withdraw, you will not be able to submit Nonfiction again until our next Open Reading Period.

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