Just two months left in our Summer Reading Period! The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts is accepting prose fiction and creative nonfiction submissions at this time. Our reading period ends on August 15, 2011. We publish (very) tiny, compressed prose creations of 600 words or less.
We pay writers $50 per accepted piece and signed contract.
The readers for your submission include Rosemont College MFA in Creative Writing degree candidates and alums. For stories that move on as a result of the voting and comments of "first readers," a second round of consideration and conversation ensues. The absolute final decision is made by the managing editor.
For fiction & creative nonfiction prose (and we think of the prose poem as such), we have a word-count limit: 600. Please let us know whether you are submitting fiction or creative nonfiction. Word count alone doesn't create compression, so we ask that you also consider why this piece works for a journal obsessed with what's compressed.
In short, we want to fall in love with your work. That might happen in the way we've fallen in love with work we've previously published, or it might happen in a way we have yet to experience. Maybe reading that other work will help in knowing whether you should send your work to us, but in truth, such a thing might not be discoverable.
Here are things that matter:
1. Please include a statement about compression as it relates to your submission as part of cover letter. Please include a brief bio, also.
2. Please no more than one submission per reading period.
3. Simultaneous submissions are fine with us, but please let us know if the submission has been accepted elsewhere. Failure to do will result in some facsimile of your face being put on the Matter dart board. And no one wants that.
4. Please format prose to be double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, in a Microsoft Word document. Poetry can be single-spaced.