SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

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Send submissions to limeoncello@gmail.com with "Submission" as the subject.

Submissions are currently: OPEN

Submissions for our Summer Issue will be accepted through May 23rd. The theme is "Encounters with the Unknown."

 

We publish fiction OwnVoices stories in all genres. All works including common triggers will be prefaced by a trigger warning.

How we define OwnVoices: an author from a marginalized, persecuted, or under-represented group writing about their own experiences/from their own perspective, rather than someone from an outside perspective writing as a character from an underrepresented group.

  • All works must be own voice.

    • Any graphic depictions of sexual assault, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, antisemitism, etc. must be own voice.

    • We do not publish work that encourages violence or hatred toward others.

    • You must be 18 or older to submit.

  • All submissions must:

    • be in English

    • be double spaced

    • be 12-point Times New Roman or Arial font

    • have tab-indention on all paragraphs

    • have a one-inch margin on all pages

    • be a Microsoft or Google Docs file

  • All submissions must include a cover page. The cover page should include:

    • title

    • author’s name (pen names allowed)

    • an approximate word count

    • trigger/content warnings for your work

    • identities relevant to the piece

    • an email address we can use to contact you.

  • Flash Fiction pieces should be under 2k words. Any Flash fiction piece over 2k words will not be considered.

  • Short stories should be between 6k and 8k words. Any short stories below 6k or over 8k will not be considered.

  • You may submit artwork you have created with your piece. We do accept multimedia submissions. You must own the rights to the artwork. 

  • Do not submit first drafts to us. Your work should have been edited and made as ready as possible for our acquisitions editors' review. If you submit a rough draft, your work might be rejected without consideration.

  • You must own the rights to your submission. Only previously unpublished, original works will be considered.

  • We do allow simultaneous submissions. If your work is accepted elsewhere, please notify us as soon as possible by emailing us at limeoncello@gmail.com

  • You retain all rights to your work. We ask that if your work is reprinted elsewhere to credit Limeoncello with the first appearance.

 

If you have any questions, please contact us through our Contact Page. Thank you.