Our reading period for new work is now open.
Continuing our focus on wellness and resources, FTS is open to submissions and are pleased to announce that we are reading for Issue 2 of The Fresh Ink Anthology from August 1 through November 1! The second issue of our writing anthology will center on the theme of “Smoke & Mirrors.” Seasoned writers or newbies, you’re all welcome to send us things!
Pieces on clarity, obscurities, and reflections, we are interested in work on habits and the ways in which pause healing when we indulge.
Email us your cover letter and a brief artist statement or bio to email@example.com using the subject line: “Fresh Ink: Issue 2, Submission,” single work file attached. All work should be titled. Please be sure that your name does not appear directly on your work. See other submission guidelines below.
Shorter days, cool breezes, longer sleeves—Autumn is upon us; brace yourself. For all the scribes twiddling their thumbs or biting their pen caps waiting for the scenery to shift to warmer, cinnamon-reminiscent hues, FTS has got you covered.
From September 1st through the 15th of October, we’re accepting poetry, prose, comic strips, and all of your musings on fall and just what made you fall in love with the happenings of autumn for a special revival of our Fall in Love with Fall segment. As such, we want it all—the leaves, roasted pumpkin seeds, and even the oversized sweaters and knee socks. Throw some seasoning on your pieces and send them to us! And, not just the pumpkin spice.
Email us your cover letter and a brief artist statement or bio to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line: “Fall in Love with Fall Submission,” single work file attached. All work should be titled. Please be sure that your name does not appear directly on your work. See all of other guidelines for submissions below.
Submit up to five (5) unpublished* poems of any length or format. Please submit multiple poems in a single document, and use page breaks or titles to indicate where one poem ends and the next begins.
Submit up to five (5) unpublished pieces of any genre not exceeding 560 characters in a single file.
Stories, almost-stories, and excerpts of longer works, story collections or novels, no longer than 1500 words. Translations of work previously unpublished in English are also accepted.
Prose & Essays
No longer than 1500 words.
Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga
Any number of panels, no more than 8 pages.
Please allow up to eight (8) weeks for us to respond. If a response has not been sent after eight (8) weeks, feel free to email us at email@example.com with the subject line: “[TYPE OF SUBMISSION] Submission Nudge.”
FTS treats “unpublished” as never having appeared online (including all blogs; but not including video). Simultaneous submissions are accepted. Please notify us immediately if one or more of these poems has been accepted elsewhere. If only one of the pieces is being withdrawn, do not withdraw the entire submission unless that is what you intend.
Please do not send multiple submissions during the reading period as they will be discarded. Thank you for your patience.
Got some custom vibes that you’ve created? Want to see them featured in The Quarry? Send them in!
QUARRY SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
Number of Songs:
Ideally, 14 to 18 songs (or 40-60 minutes of music) can shift a mood for the better. Order and intention matters. As a Quarry vibe designer, you are essentially making a room out of sound. What does that feel like? How does it ebb and flow? How does it resolve? Create a listening experience that creatives can take something from.
Theme & Naming:
Got an assortment of tunes centered around happiness? Working out something for closure? We take creative inspiration of all sorts. Align your songs to a stone’s properties or let us know and we can match your vibe to its healing crystal counterpart.
We wouldn’t be half the writers we are without reading. Based on your theme or crystal, pair your playlist with a 3 to 4 suggested readings to further the creative process.
Note: We take a vibe design seriously. As a curator and collaborator, using Spotify™, your job is to create a musical atmosphere aligning with your stone/theme to ultimately inspire writers and creatives to create. Be thoughtful, be intentional, have fun, and happy creating.
Email us your playlist, a brief artist statement or bio, and your social media handles to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line: “Quarry Playlist Submission,” your theme or crystal focus, ordered list of songs and suggested readings attached. Please allow 2-4 weeks for a response.