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Submission Deadline: The Gravity of the Thing
September 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
We are open for submissions for our seasonal online issues during the months of March, June, September, and December. To submit your work, please visit this page during our open reading windows, or subscribe to our monthly newsletter to receive email updates. The Gravity of the Thing accepts defamiliarized works in the following general categories:
Short: Tell us a story in 3,000 words or less; we are interested in fiction, creative nonfiction, self-contained excerpts, and genre-bending forms.
Flash: A fiction, creative nonfiction, or genre-bending piece under 500 words.
Poetry: Share up to three poems, prose poems, or multimedia works for a combined count of 500 words or less.
Six Words: A poem or story in six words; you may share up to five stories per submission, but only one will be chosen.
Baring the Device: Essays for our Baring the Device column; click here to learn more.
We publish work on a rolling basis throughout our seasonal reading windows. We only accept previously unpublished work, and although simultaneous submissions are welcome, please notify us if your work is accepted elsewhere. Please also only submit once per reading period, and visit our Baring the Device About page before submitting as your writing should reflect the goals of the journal. We do not charge a fee to submit, and although we are unable to offer our online contributors payment at this time, our special releases occasionally include contributor compensation—our Patreon subscribers are always the first to know about these unique publication opportunities. You can also click here to learn more about our selection process, or click here for manuscript consultations from our editors.