We are pleased to announce that starting today, April 2, the minnesota review will be accepting creative writing submissions via our new online submission system. Critical authors may still send submissions via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please consider our submission guidelines before sending us your work:
- We only consider unpublished work. Please do not submit previously published material, including work published in anthologies, chapbooks, or online.
- We read creative work August 1-November 1 and January 1-April 1 of each year. Submissions may be uploaded at any time.
- Simultaneous submissions are permitted. Please notify us immediately if a work is accepted by another publication.
- Due to the large number of submissions we receive, we must place a limit on submission of new work until three months after your last submission (regardless of whether we’ve made a decision on your most recently submitted work). If a work is still under review, you may withdraw it and submit new work, up to the limits already mentioned.
If you have any questions about the submission process or our new submissions manager, please email Lorin Shellenberger at email@example.com.
The close of our Spring 2013 reading period is Monday, April 1, less than a week away!
If you are still mulling over whether or not to submit your work in this reading period, don’t wait until the last minute! But if you do, here are a few hints to help you get through that last-minute submission.
- We cannot accept submissions via e-mail. If you have difficulties with the online submission system, I can generally walk you through the problem. Please check our help document or contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) instead of e-mailing your submission.
- Don’t wait till 11:57 p.m. It will take you a few minutes to get through the submission process, especially if you haven’t yet registered as an author, and your work must be uploaded by 11:59 p.m. EDT (Eastern) on April 1 for it to be considered by the editors. If it’s marked 12:01 a.m. April 2, the editors will not be able to consider the work until the next reading period (August 1- November 1), and you probably don’t want to wait until then.
- Not sure how to register as an author? The help document will walk you through the process.
- If you’ve already registered, you can simply log in and begin the submission process. We’re going to ask all sorts of questions when you get started. Please don’t just skip past those questions or click them randomly. Those questions are pretty important – we do not publish previously published works, for example.
- Please don’t ignore our guidelines (available here). For example, we ask that you upload multiple poems as a single document. This streamlines the review process, which means you get a response more quickly.
Is there anything else you’d like to know? Send your questions/comments via the comment section below or e-mail me at email@example.com.
Lorin Shellenberger is the editorial assistant for the minnesota review. She will only understand approximately 17 percent of pop culture references and claims this is because she grew up on an island.
In case you missed the handy-dandy update on the left side of the page (or if you’re reading this blog through an RSS feed), our reading period for creative writing is now open!
You can submit your work for review by our editors at our submission site (http://www.cddc.vt.edu/host/TheMinnesotaReview/index.php/creativecritical/login). You will need to create a user account (if you do not already have one) before you can submit your work.
Our submission guidelines:
- We are reading creative nonfiction during this reading period.
- Please submit only one story, or up to four short shorts or flash fiction pieces (1,000 words or less), per reading period.
- You may submit multiple poems; please group them into one document and upload them as a single file.
- All files must be saved in Microsoft Word (.doc), Rich Text Format (.rtf), Plain Text (.txt) formats, or .pdf. We cannot open .Pages or other formats. If you have questions on how to save your document, please consult the Help section of your word processing software.
- You can upload your work at any time; however, this reading period will end April 1, 2012.
- We only consider unpublished work.
- We do accept simultaneous submissions of creative writing, although we ask that you let us know immediately if it is accepted elsewhere.
If you have any questions or difficulties with the submission process, please feel free to contact our editorial assistant, Ashley Patriarca, at firstname.lastname@example.org.