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submission guidelines

Thank you for your interest in The Cloudscent Journal. We are currently CLOSED for submissions! We ask that you kindly adhere to the following guidelines below when you submit, or we may have to disregard your submission.

We only accept work from writers ages 12-25.  Thank you for understanding! 

Our submission form can be accessed here.

[Please do not submit through email! We will ignore your submission if you do because of the amount of traffic in our inbox.]

General Guidelines

The Cloudscent Journal currently accepts prose and poetry submissions. This may include creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, etc. Although there are no required themes for your work, please do not send us any explicitly sexual or violent pieces. Additionally, we will NOT tolerate any work that promotes racism, homophobia, transphobia, misogyny, sexism, or any form of hatred and bigotry, and will instantly reject you. Include content warnings if applicable. All work must be original, and we ask that you cite any sources used; any form of plagiarism will not be tolerated.​ 

We ask that you include a brief cover letter and a third-person biography in your submission. Both simultaneous submissions and previously published works are highly encouraged! Please just let us know in your cover letter. If your piece is accepted elsewhere before we get back to you, please email us so we can congratulate you! 

 

If accepted, we ask for first serial rights and archival rights upon publication. If your work has been previously published, we ask for second serial rights and archival rights. All rights will revert back to the author immediately following publication. 

 

We will aim to respond to your submission in around 1 month. We offer detailed feedback as an option, though we will take longer to respond to you. If we believe your work has potential, we will work with you to revise your work so it can be published in either our current or next issue.

 

We ask that you wait at least two months past your submission date before you query. You may only submit once each reading period.

Multilingual Submissions

While we do accept submissions of different languages, we ask that you please provide an English translation somewhere in your attachment.

Genre Requirements

Poetry: You may submit up to three poems. Please submit each poem as a separate file. Your submission must be attached as a PDF or Word document. We ask that you label each file the title of your work. Please do not include any identifying information anywhere in your work.

Prose: You may submit up to two pieces. Please keep each piece under 2000 words. Your submission must be attached as a PDF or Word document. We ask that you label each file the title of your work. Please do not include any identifying information anywhere in your work.

That’s it! We look forward to reading and embracing all your words and colors. Please let us know if you have any questions by sending us an email at thecloudscentjournal[at]gmail[dot]com.

Please note that we are unable to pay our contributors at this time. However, we will aim to do so in the future.

 

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The Cloudscent Journal is listed on Duotrope and The Grinder.