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
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.