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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Ample Remains seeks submissions

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Deadline: January 10, 2020

Ample Remains is a new literary journal fixated on the things that remain and live within us. We want the work inspired from the thoughts that refuse to withdraw from the creases of your brain until you translate them into something legible. We want to sit with it, to let it die and be reborn through art. Give us what has lingered in your bones and in the broken bottles under your bed. Share the unnamed emotions that have persisted in your soul. Grab us with your voice, your thoughts, and never let us go. Force us to remain with you.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
  • We accept poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and everything in-between. If your piece sounds like a fit with our call for submissions, we want to read it. 
  • We treasure delicate, intentional language and aim to collect pieces that leave an after-image seared in our minds long after reading the final words. Give us your solitary moments of revelation and daydreams, as well as the breath taken in a moment of chaos.
  • Short pieces are preferable across the board, but not required. Generally, we aim for no more than 25+ lines of poetry or 2500 word prose pieces, although exceptions can be made.
  • We welcome all voices, but especially use our platform to elevate BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, disabled, and otherwise marginalized/underrepresented voices. We appreciate works that demonstrate a consciousness of the author's place in the world and that speaks from lived experiences. 
WHAT WE DO NOT ACCEPT:
  • Any previously published work. While we appreciate credit as the initial publisher, all rights for accepted pieces revert back to authors upon publication. 
  • Work that promotes or excuses any form of bigotry, including but not limited to racism, misogyny, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia, & ableism. We will not only ignore your submission, but also blacklist your email and social media handles from contacting us in the future. 
  • Graphic descriptions of violence, gore, bodily harm, or sexual assault. While we welcome pieces that examine trauma and difficult themes, we remain wary of pieces that rely on body horror and shock value. We aim to protect our readers from stories that may force them into reliving trauma. 
​SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
  • Please only submit one prose piece OR up to three poems per submission window. As a team of three, we want to give each piece the attention it deserves, but to ensure timely, constructive responses to as many voices as possible, we ask for your understanding to this policy. 
  • Send all submissions to ampleremains@gmail.com with your submission attached to the email as either a .docx or .pdf file. Title your document: "[Genre]- [Title] - [Name]" 
  • In the body of your email, please tell us the genre of your submission, its title, any necessary content/trigger warnings, and provide a brief contributor's bio (under 100 words). Feel free to include your social media handles if you'd like to be credited in our spotlight posts on Twitter and Instagram.
  • We do accept simultaneous submissions, but please notify us if your piece is accepted elsewhere. While we will not be able to publish that particular piece, we will celebrate your success and look forward to future submissions!​
GENERAL Q & A's
  • Expect up to fourteen days for a response; after that grace period, it's alright to follow up about the status of your submission. 
  • If your piece is not accepted, please know that we would still love to read more of your work in the future and strongly encourage you to submit again for the following issue. If your piece is accepted, you're more than welcome to submit again the following submission cycle as well. 
  • At this time, we cannot pay contributors for their words, although it remains at the top of our long-term goals. We are able to nominate select pieces for The Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net.
email submissions to ampleremains@gmail.com
with subject: [Genre] / [Title] / [Name]

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