There are presently no open calls for submissions.
What We Publish
- Conjunctions publishes short- and long-form fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and hybrid texts. We do not publish academic essays or book reviews.
- All submissions must be in English and previously unpublished. We will consider works in translation for which the translator has secured the rights.
- Although we have no official restrictions regarding word count, most of the manuscripts we select for publication are under 8,000 words long. For poetry submissions, we suggest sending half a dozen poems, depending on length.
- Along with your manuscript, please include a brief cover letter. Be sure to list your name, the title of your submission, and your email address.
- Former contributor to Conjunctions, in print or online? Please note this in your cover letter.
- All submissions are also considered for publication in the weekly online magazine, which is not subject to thematic restrictions.
- We cannot accept revisions after a manuscript has been submitted. If a manuscript is accepted, there will be an opportunity to make edits then.
- While we strongly prefer to receive exclusive submissions, simultaneous submissions are permitted. If a simultaneous submission is accepted elsewhere, please withdraw it from Submittable.
- Our small editorial staff reads every manuscript carefully; we do our best to respond to your submissions in a timely manner.
- If a manuscript is accepted for publication online or in print, our staff will contact the author via email and Submittable.
- Writers published in print issues of Conjunctions receive a small honorarium from our publisher, Bard College.
Conjunctions charges a $3 submission fee to help us cover administration expenses. If this fee is a hardship, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will gladly waive the cost.
If a disability prevents you from using Submittable, please call 845-758-7054 or email email@example.com.
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