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Fiction – A call for submissions


(photo shows Ann Quin reading her own work)


3:AM is opening fiction submissions for a short period. I’m looking for innovative, linguistically or formally experimental new writing. The opening date is today: 13th July 2015, and the closing date/time is midnight on 31st July (GMT).

Joanna Walsh, Fiction Editor.


Please read the guidelines carefully:

    • Under 3000 words, please. Standalone extracts from larger works are welcome, as well as short fiction in any form. Pieces should be previously unpublished in English. Submit no more than one piece of work per call for submissions.


    • Please send your writing as an attachment, with your name + title in the file name: e.g. Stein_Tenderbuttons.pdf, or AutobioAliceBT_Stein.doc. Please do not paste your piece into the body of your email.


    • Before sending your piece, you could have a look at some of the work 3:AM has published before – click on the Fiction tab at the top of this page.


    • It goes without saying that I want to encourage diversity in submissions, but I think I have to say it anyway, so DIVERSE SUBMISSIONS: YES, PLEASE!


    • I particularly welcome submissions in translation (with the written permission of original writer/publisher).


    • Please include a very short biography in your accompanying email (not in any accompanying attachment). This will go on the website if your piece is published, so keep it concise, and include links, if possible, to your personal site or whatever.


    • If you have sent me work while submissions were closed, please re-send during the open submissions period or I will not be able to consider it.


    • Depending on submission volume, I hope to be able to send acceptances by early September. Due to the volume of submissions I won’t be sending individual rejection notes. If you haven’t heard by the end of September I’m afraid it’s unlikely we’ll be using your piece. It’s fine to submit simultaneously to other magazines etc, but I would be grateful if you could let me know if your submission is accepted for publication elsewhere.


    • No payment (sorry). 3:AM is currently a labour of love for both contributors & editors. Submit by email (click on my name here.)


First posted: Sunday, July 12th, 2015.

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