Submission Guidelines

Now accepting submissions for Issue 4: Nautical Lore!

Submit by February 1, 2018.

 

Please email deepoverstock@gmail.com to submit.

 

Theme Guidelines

Avast ye scallywags! The sea is vast and full of tales. What else were bored deckhands to do other than make up stories for each other like some sort of seaman sewing circle? From mermaids on the rocks to that sea cow that got away, sailors had a legend for nearly everything aquatic.

How about you? If you found yourself alone in an ocean of mystery would you stay floating on a door hoping for a life raft or would you sink in despair like some submariner scuba?

Does it have to have boats? Naut necessarily. Does it have to have water/precipitation/dew? HtoOh-yeah! We want stories with Hooks, poems about ponds. From the humble rain drop to a cup of water, a dried up riverbed or a red sea, we are thirsty to hear salty tales that would fit in any sailor’s sea shanty repertoire.

Submit your nautical lore story/poem/play/song/comic/artwork/jig by February 1st, 2019 to be considered for publishing.

 

General Guidelines

We publish fiction, poetry, comics, art, images, medical reports, plays, essays, philosophy, sculpture, sound, mushroom dataset analysis, magic spells, fairy tales, folklore, riddles, jokes, horoscopes, death-predictions and more.

Include a short bio about you, your work, and your day job (especially if you work with books, mention the books!), in the body of the submission.

Simultaneous submissions are fine, just tell us if the piece gets accepted elsewhere. No previously published works (though personal blogs are fine).

Please no submissions over 3000 words. 

 

Text Submissions

.doc, .docx, or google docs please. (no PDFs)

Fiction, Essays, etc.

While there is no length maximum for fiction, we prefer pieces under 3000, especially flash fiction under 1000. We typically will not consider excerpts of longer pieces. Please submit one to two fiction pieces at a time, or send us up to three if they are under 1000 words.

Poems

Send up to seven poems.

 

Comics & Images Guidelines

Send up to 4-12 images (as long as they’re all in one email). If you have an art piece you want to submit and you do not have a camera, please contact us and we will see what we can do.

Print dimensions will be 5.5 in. x 8.5 in. (half-letter).We can do full color on the website, but b&w in print. Any image file should be fine, so long as it is at least 300dpi. The maximum number of pages is 12, however if you have a longer piece we can try to work something out.

 

Please email us at deepoverstock@gmail.com with any questions.

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