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Simultaneous submissions are accepted if noted and withdrawn upon acceptance elsewhere.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  non-poetry textual submissions should be typed, double-spaced, 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.


Up to 5 images (300 dpi/high resolution)

Two ten-minute videos

Two fifteen-minute audio clips

Query for all  other forms: GlassworksMagazine@rowan.edu


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


Because Glassworks seeks work that tests conventional boundaries of written and visual form, we invite an array of new media and art submissions. We accept new media for online publication on a rolling basis. To us, new media challenges what we know and accept as text and narrative by re-conceptualizing them into new spaces of image, sound, and motion. 


Examples: photo essays, graphic literature, audio (podcasts), photography,   animations, short film, paintings, collages - send us your best multimodal creative work.

Up to three shorts under 500 words

Flash fiction, micro essays, or prose poetry (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.  

Ends on December 15, 2018

One story up to 5500 words

OR three shorts 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 “literary” 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.


Ends on December 15, 2018

Up to five poems; please send as one submission.


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.


Submissions should not exceed more than five poems or nine pages. Please indicate  in brackets whether a stanza break is also page break. All submissions should be typed, single spaced, with your contact information easily located on the manuscript. Microsoft Word documents preferred. 

One work up to 3500 words

OR three shorts under 1000 words  


Considering  that craft is not genre specific, we welcome prose with a range of forms, subjects and aesthetics. However, we are not  interested, at present, in purely scholarly work or editorial nonfiction. We also 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 “literary” work that is not honest, accessible, or relatable. We are also interested in hybrid prose - i.e. lyrical fiction or braided essays.


Whatever the genre, you must demonstrate a clear understanding of your craft.


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

Ends on December 15, 2018

Craft essay up to 1500 words 


Glassworks seeks writing about writing or new media. Craft essays may have elements of scholarship and research, but should largely be thoughtful meditations or theoretical considerations applied practically through explications of writing or new media art. Craft essays should not function as reviews or evaluative writing, but should offer insight into a work's construction and rhetorical function. In other words, show us how it's made and teach us how it works.


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

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