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Sunday, October 11, 2020

Oyster River Pages seeks work

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Deadline: December 1, 2020

Oyster River Pages publishes fine fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and visual art online. Submissions for our 2020 special issue, “Composite Dreams,” will be accepted and published on a rolling basis October 1–December 1, 2020. Please see the general guidelines below for each genre. (Work that is unfinished, unproofed, or noncompliant with the guidelines gives our editors existential angst.) Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please contact us immediately if your work is picked up elsewhere. We request first serial rights, after which all rights revert to the author or artist. For this special issue only, we will accept previously published work, provided you have the rights to republish it and you provide the original publication in which it appeared.

Composite Dreams is the first of an ongoing series of Oyster River Page’s efforts into implementing inclusion and diversity deeper into our mission as a magazine. The intention of this collection is to publish Black voices only, to be a space exclusively for and filled by Black writers and artists. We kindly ask that if you do not fit this category, to wait until our annual issue to submit your work. Please include a 60-word bio with your submission. To stay in touch with the latest happenings at ORP, subscribe to our mailing list below.

Fiction: Please submit one story up to 4,000 words in .docx format. All work should be double-spaced, and at least font size eleven.

Creative Non-Fiction: Please submit creative nonfiction pieces that are no longer than 4,000 words in .docx format. All work should be double-spaced and at least font size eleven.

Poetry: Please submit up to three poems in .docx format. Each poem should start on its own page. Otherwise, the spacing of the submission will remain as is in publication to preserve the integrity of the poem.

Visual Art: Please submit photography or other visual arts that are saved at 300 dpi or greater. We reserve the right to crop or edit submissions in order to fit in print or on our webpage.

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