Because of the overwhelming number of submissions to JACK Magazine, and the large number of pieces that we solicit, we would like to discourage unsolicited submissions unless you follow the guidelines below. Only submissions that follow these requirements will receive a reply:
- Read JACK and understand the scope of the magazine.
- The writing should have imagery, depth, freshness, and no cliches.
- Spell-check your work; fix your own grammatical errors prior to submitting your work.
- Send your writing only in a Microsoft Word document that clearly shows the formatting (indents, italics, and so on). Do not send your writing in the content of an e-mail.
- Do not indent first lines of paragraphs.
- Em dashes should be coded as two hyphens.
- Use only one period after each sentence.
- Title each piece of your work.
- Do not send separate files for each piece of work. Send one document with all your pieces of work on it.
- If you want to submit graphics, send a sample of your work--no more than 1 megabyte--in a zipped file. Only send jpg or gif images. Include a caption for each image.
- Poetry is more likely to get rejected at this point (or at least held onto for a while) because poetry is the biggest submitted genre of work. I suggest that you send essays and reviews (see the main sections of this magazine, and read the reviews and essays to get an idea of what JACK publishes). We are mainly looking for essays dealing with politics, spirituality, and ecology. We are also accepting reviews and articles about avant garde art, music, travel experiences, films, new books, and so on. We receive a fair amount of fiction, but prefer fiction over poetry at this point.
- Include a bio with your first submission.
- No work will be published that has, or is currently, elsewhere published online.
- Send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you do not hear back, and you have followed these submissions, feel free to nudge us three months later. For now, JACK will be published semi-annually.
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