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Saturday, May 30, 2020

Feels Blind Literary seeks work by women

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Deadline: June 1, 2020

Feels Blind Literary welcomes submissions of short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, plays, and art from new and emerging writers and artists who identify as women.

Submissions for Issue #5 are open until June 1, 2020 and should be sent to feelsblindliterary@gmail.com. Please put in the subject line the category to which you are submitting and include a short bio written in the third person. Please be certain your name does not appear anywhere on your submission document, however.

While we are adamant about not charging a submission fee, as we feel this creates a barrier in terms of who can submit and how often, we encourage submitters to donate what they can using the donate tab. We hope to work toward being able to pay our contributors.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but immediately withdraw you work if it is accepted elsewhere.

Submissions must be previously unpublished, original works.

We will do our best to respond to each submission within 60 days. If 60 days has passed, please send us an inquiry at feelsblindliterary@gmail.com. We will try our best to respond much sooner.

  • Short Fiction: Send one story up to 7000 words.
  • Flash Fiction: Send one story up to 1000 words. 
  • Creative Non-Fiction: Send one personal essay or memoir up to 5000 words.
  • Plays: Send one one-act play up to 20 pages.
  • Poetry: Send 3-5 poems. If spoken word, send 1-3 recordings.
  • Art & Music: We are open to all mediums and genres. For art work, submissions must be adaptable to accommodate the space, so send us your work in a minimum of 300 ppi. 

While we won't know exactly what we like until we see it, we do like honest, accessible work. Things that are overly abstract or don't make readers feel something don't do it for us. We want you to make us laugh and/or cry. We want you to challenge us as readers. We want your work to pass the Bechdel Test. We will not tell you which writers we worship, though we will tell you we don't worship Raymond Carver, Ernest Hemingway, or John Updike.

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Rights revert to the author upon publication. All work published in our online issues will be considered for an annual print anthology. While we cannot pay contributors at this time, we hope this changes in the future.