Still: The Journal is accepting submissions of FICTION, POETRY and CREATIVE NONFICTION for 2014 during our annual reading period, December 1-31, 2013, through our online submissions manager.
Our emphasis is on the literature of the Southern Appalachian region, and we are committed to publishing excellent writing that does not rely on clichés and stereotypes. We want to feature writing that exemplifies the Mountain South or that is written by an author with a connection to the region.
We encourage established, unpublished, or emerging writers to submit their best work to Still.
We appreciate writing grounded in craft as well as experience. We are moved by lyrical writing that is compelling, distinctive, accessible, and finely written. As a purely editorial decision, we will not consider trite, light verse, genre fiction, critical analyses, inspirational or motivational advice, erotica or pornography, or any writing that purposefully exploits or demeans. We cannot accept unsolicited interviews, photography or book reviews at this time.
We will consider one fiction or creative nonfiction piece up to 6,500 words or up to five poems during the reading period. Please do not submit more than once in each genre during the reading period.
We accept only electronic submissions through our online submissions manager, Submittable. Submit only one double-spaced fiction, one double-spaced creative nonfiction piece, or up to five poems as a WORD document, PDF file, or in Rich Text Format. Poetry submissions should be sent as one attachment.
The title of your submission should include your name and genre, (e.g. Jane Doe Poetry). Include a five-seven sentence biography in the "Identifying Information" category on the Submittable form.
We will consider simultaneous submissions as long as you let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere. We will not consider previously published materials, including online publications, personal blogs, social media sites, etc.
Still acquires first electronic and indefinite archive rights. Upon publication, all other rights revert to the author. Please credit Still: The Journal as first publisher if you reprint elsewhere; we like seeing our name in print, too. Still reserves the right to reprint work at a later date if we have the opportunity to occasionally make a print anthology and want to include your work.
Still is published three times a year: February, June and October.
The submission period is December 1 through December 31 of each year. We will only read submissions received during this reading period. We try our best to respond to submissions within 2-4 months. If you haven't heard from us within four months you may inquire about your submission via Submittable, but please not before.