Sunday, January 20, 2013

Call for Submissions: Journal of Compressed Creative Arts

Subject: Call for Submissions: Compressed Fiction, CNF, and Poetry

The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts is looking for, as you might guess, "compressed creative arts." We accept fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, mixed media, visual arts, and even kitchen sinks, if they are compressed in some way. Work is published weekly, without labels, and the labels here only exist to help us determine its best readers.

Our response time is generally 1-3 days. Also, our acceptance rate is currently about 1% of submissions. We pay writers $50 per accepted piece and signed contract.

Beginning January 15, 2013, we will again be open for compressed poetry, compressed prose fiction (including prose poetry), and compressed creative nonfiction. We will close submissions on April 15, 2013.

The reader for your submission is, during this round of fall submissions, the managing editor.

Please be sure to submit in the correct category; we've been receiving several fiction submissions in the creative nonfiction category. 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. With the writer's permission, we publish the "best of lists" from the cover letters on our blog, along with the writer's name, picture, and link (of the writer's choosing).

For all submitters, we aren't as concerned with labels—hint fiction, prose poetry, micro fiction, flash fiction, and so on—as we are with what compression means to you. In other words, what form "compression" takes in each artist's work will be up to each individual. However, we don't publish erotica or work with strong, graphic sexual content.

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.

Submit here.

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