Submissions

The standard submission fee is $3. Here are the categories of work we are seeking, along with submission guidelines for each category. You may submit more than one entry in one or more categories.

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Poetry: Send up to 5 poems in pdf format, 10-12 point Palatino font. We prefer free verse and are more fond of visual poetry than formal rhyme schemes, although rhyming does not disqualify your work. We will also consider poems in Spanish, French, Italian or German with an English translation (poem and translation counts as one poem and both parts will be printed). Get your work the way you want it to look on the page and we will do our best to respect it.

Short story: Send a short story in Word format, double-spaced, 12 point Palatino font. 4,000 word maximum. We will reformat your work to fit our space.

One Act Play: Send a short play in Word format, double-spaced, 12 point Palatino font. 4,000 word maximum. We will reformat your work to fit our space.

Essay, Review or Narrative Non-Fiction: Send up to 2 works in Word format, double-spaced, 12 point Palatino font. 4,000 word maximum. We will reformat your work to fit our space.

Comic: Send up to 3 comic strips, single or multiple panel, in pdf or jpg form. If they are large, please send thumbnails and we will contact you for larger versions if we select your work. Since we are published quarterly, comics should be stand alone rather than storyline driven. All genres are accepted. If you send political cartoons, we prefer those that focus on social justice issues rather than partisan caricature.

Digital Visual Art: Send up to 5 computer generated or edited images in pdf or jpg form. If they are large, please send thumbnails and we will contact you for larger versions if we select your work.

Photography: Send up to 5 photographs in jpg form. If they are large, please send thumbnails and we will contact you for larger versions if we select your work.

Physical Visual Art: Send up to 7 photographic representations of your art in jpg form. You may send more than one photo per art work.  If the files are large, please send thumbnails and we will contact you for larger versions if we select your work. We will accept a range of physical art, but the quality of the photography needs to be of a high level.

The submission deadline for the summer issue is July 15th, 2019.

Submit submission fee(s).

Submissions themselves should be sent to synkronicitihouston@gmail.com. Please place your name and the type of submission in the subject of the e-mail.

Examples: John Doe, Short Play or Jane Doe, Comic. Pending payment, all submissions will receive a response within a month of their submission date. If your work is selected you will be asked for biographical information and we will work with you to make sure that your work is displayed in a way that makes you happy. If you are not already a subscriber, you will receive the issue of Synkroniciti magazine that features it for free. We would like to be able to pay an honorarium, but we cannot promise this on our first venture.