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Payment: $10 usd and contributor copy OR 2 contributor’s copies

Despumation Journal

Before you do anything, read this. To get a good idea as to what we’re looking for, click here. We’re really looking for stories based on specific metal songs.

The Guidelines:

-No wacky fonts. The editor prefers Baskerville or Georgia. 12pt min. 1.5 line space. Use italics, not underlining. We expect professional submissions–do not send us your first, unread, unproofed draft.

-Word count: 3000-5000. We’re generally looking for short stories. We will take a look at flash fiction and poetry. Note: We get a lot of pieces that hover between flash and the 3K-word min for short stories–we really don’t prefer that.

-Please include page numbers. Also, your name, title of the piece, approx. word count, and contact info on the title page.

-Please indicate, in the body of the email, what song the story was inspired by and the band who performs/wrote the song.

-Docx or doc only, thank you.

-Simultaneous submissions are okay (just let us know if a piece has been accepted elsewhere), but please nothing that has been published previously.

Send to: (electronic subs only)

-Subject line: Fiction Sub, or Non-Fiction Sub


Issue #2 is full

Now taking subs for Issue #3 and beyond. We take subs until the issue fills up and then we move on to the next.

Payment: $10(US)/piece + a hard copy of the issue your piece appears in, OR two hard copies of the issue your piece appears in (author’s choice).

Via: Despumation Press.

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