Taking Submissions: UnSung Literary Magazine Volume 2
Deadline: May 10th, 2020
Payment: $20 per piece of fiction / creative non-fiction between 1000-3000 words and $30 per piece between 3001-6000 words. We offer $20 per poem.
Theme: Pieces related to all things love, sex, and eroticism.
**Submissions for UnSung Volume II Close May 10th**
Submissions should be sent through the submission page, but any inquiries or concerns can be sent to: [email protected]
Share Your Sauciest
UnSung Literary Magazine is accepting pieces of poetry, micro or flash fiction, and short creative non-fiction.
We would also like to feature visual artists, and are accepting illustrations and photography.
UnSung Literary Magazine is choosing to focus on marginalized voices; priority will be given to artists and authors who are
Black/POC, LGBTQ, or identify as womxn.
We are looking for pieces related to all things love, sex, and eroticism. But, we want to see your sensual expressions living within intersections. Have a piece about a Black, Queer AFAB (assigned female at birth) late- night tryst? Maybe prose detailing your attraction to another lesbian with masculinity similar to yours? Show us the tender poem of how his hand grazing yours first time made your heart flutter. We want to know how the moonlight looked reflecting off of their dark skin that night at the lake.
Formatting and Correspondence
If submitting poetry, multiple pieces are allowed, but please no more than 5 at a time; if poems are each longer than 2 pages, submit no more than 3. Not all submitted may be accepted.
For prose, we’re looking for flash (included micro) fiction, so please limit submissions to 3000 words.
Please put SUBMISSION: [Story Title] – [Full Name] – [Word Count] – [Publication] in the header to help us weed out spam.
Example: SUBMISSION: [Story A] – [Jane DePerson] –  – [UnSung Magazine]
We invite you to add a cover letter detailing your publication history (if any, non-mandatory) and any relevant details. These bios will appear before your story in the issue, but we respect your privacy, so let us know if you’d like any context to remain off the record instead.
When submitting, ensure that you include your pronouns, which name you’d like printed (whether that be a pen name or an alternate version of your birth name, etc) and your PayPal email address.
Response times may range between one to three weeks. If you haven’t heard anything after four weeks, please email and put QUERY: [Story Title] – [Full Name] as the subject line and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
Compensation and Rights
We are a token paying market, offering $20 per piece of fiction / creative non-fiction between 1000-3000 words and $30 per piece between 3001-6000 words. We offer $20 per poem. All payable via PayPal. Additionally, you will receive a hard copy of the publication, and free marketing from UnSung Magazine.
We are purchasing Non-Exclusive First World Rights to your work, meaning we are the first market in the world to feature your work, but you are allowed to submit it to a different market in the meantime, as long as Market B doesn’t want exclusivity. We accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know if your pieces are accepted elsewhere!
Visual Art & Photography
Please email us up to five pieces of your best work you think would fit well with our theme. You can email them to [email protected]
Please put [ART]: [Full Name] – [UnSung] in the header to help us weed out spam.
Artists will receive $20 payable via PayPal for each chosen piece.