What we are looking for: Simple, effective writing about ideas that mean something to you. Simultaneous submissions and unsolicited submissions are okay; please advise immediately if a story has been accepted elsewhere, as we do not accept previously published work. Keep in mind, FORTH magazine does not pay authors at this time. But we also do not charge a submission fee. Yippie!
To submit your work, please follow these instructions and then read the guidelines for each genre below:
1) Include the type of Submission in the subject of the email (eg: “Submission – Poetry”).
2) Please title each submission/attachment with the name of the piece and your name (eg: “My Art/Writing Piece – My Name”)
3) Include in the email: Your Name, a brief bio on yourself, and HOW YOU HEARD ABOUT FORTH.
4) Please try to include a hi-res photo (at least 3000 DPI) or video to go along with the spirit of your submission piece(s).
5) Copy and Paste the following paragraph into your submission email. Submissions without this paragraph will NOT be considered!
The attachments herein are solely owned and copyrighted by me and display aesthetic work solely owned and/or copyrighted by me. As such, I have full legal authority to submit them to FORTH magazine for publication purposes. Should my work be chosen for publication, I shall hence grant FORTH magazine the non-exclusive rights to publish the attached work in any and all mediums throughout the world in connection only with FORTH magazine and agree to the Terms and Conditions set FORTH on http://www.forthmagazine.com/contact-us/submissions.
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Poetry, Prose, & Journalism
NOTE: Please pare down your submission to include only the essentials. Generally, shorter pieces are better suited to our publication.
Pieces must be no more than 60 lines. You may submit up to 3 poems per month.
FORTH Magazine seeks new works of flash fiction up to 1000 words. You may submit up to 1 fiction piece per month.
We are looking for personal essays and excerpts from memoirs only. Pieces must be no more than 1,000 words. You may submit up to 3 non-fiction pieces per month.
We will accept both pre-written investigative pieces (2000 words limit) as well as pitches for journalism pieces. If sending a pitch, please also send a past clip of journalistic work. You may submit up to 1 journalistic piece or 2 journalistic pitches per month.
Artwork & Photography
1) Pieces submitted must be no more than 100kbs in size each. Should your work be chosen, we will email you for higher-quality sizes.
2) Pieces should be submitted as email attachments in one of the following: jpeg, gif, png, tiff, or pdf. Also include a website, online portfolio, or social media links if you have them.
3) You may submit up to 3 attachments per month.
For ALL Submissions
Send your submissions to:
Fiction submissions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Journalism submission: email@example.com
Art submission: firstname.lastname@example.org
Poetry submission: email@example.com
We respond within 4 weeks of submission.