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Taking Submissions: The Violet Hour Magazine October 2016 Issue

October 14, 2016


Deadline: October 14th, 2016
Payment: $5 and a contributor’s copy

It’s finally here: October’s issue is now open for submissions! The theme prompts this time around are “macabre” and “Gothic”. Here’s the important part: October’s issue is a flash-submission issue – this means that all non-fiction and fiction submissions are limited to a maximum word-count of 1000 words, and all poems are limited to a maximum of 1 page, up to 5 poems per submission. Art submissions remain unaffected.

Happy writing/arting everyone – we can’t wait to see what you have for us!

Are you a poet? An essayist? A short story writer? An artist? If you have a piece you’d like to submit for the next issue of The Violet Hour, we want to see it!

Send us an email to the address listed below and attach any written work in PDF or Word.doc format, and all artwork in jpeg format to submit it for consideration. With the exception of submissions for the open December anthology, don’t forget to use at least one of the themes chosen for each issue. (For details about issue themes, launch dates and more, see the above “News & Events” posts.)

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Submission Periods

The Violet Hour Magazine is published quarterly, with three themed issues (published at the end of April, August and October) and one anual open-themed anthology (published at the end of December). Submission periods for the issues are as follows:

  1. 1. December 15th to March 31st (for April issue)

  2. 2. April 15th to July 31st (for August/September issue)

  3. 3. Septebmer 7th to October 14th (for October issue – *IMPORTANT:  

    1. October is a flash-submission issue – see News & Events post for details.)

  4. 4. Submissions accepted throughout the year (for December issue)

*Please Note: Submissions made to any of the themed issues that are not selected for publication in their relevant issue will not be automatically considered for the December open-themed anthology. Contributors are asked not to re-submit work already previously submitted to The Violet Hour, unless invited to do so by one of our editorial staff.

Submission Guidelines

Fiction or Non-Fiction: Maximum of five thousand words, double-spaced; one piece per submission (for pieces of 1,000 words or less, you may include three such pieces per submission).

Poetry: Maximum of three pages per poem; up to five pieces per submission.

Art: Submissions may include any form of visual art; up to ten pieces per submission.


Each author or artist selected to appear in an issue of The Violet Hour will receive a royalty of $5 per selected piece, along with a complementary digital or print copy of the issue.

Via: Violet Hour Press.


October 14, 2016