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Eckerd Review

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Submission Guidelines

Deadlines

We will begin to consider work for the 2014 issue on August 1, 2013, and the deadline for submitting unsolicited work is November 1, 2013. (Please read the full submission guidelines, and submit written work and summarize visual art submissions using the submission form on this website.) Also, please note that final selections may not be made until March or April of 2014, so you shouldn't expect to hear whether your work has been accepted until then. The journal typically will be published in April and distributed in May.

Who May Submit

We accept submissions from members of the Eckerd Community. That means residential and PEL students, alumni, faculty, staff, trustees, and ASPEC and OLLI members are all welcome to send us their work.

What to Submit

Though we are a literary journal, we pride ourselves in the diversity of the arts represented in our pages. We welcome fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art; though we are open to other possibilities. We have no specific stylistic preference, but the aesthetic tastes of our staff will change from year to year.

We will attempt to make all decisions about publication with aesthetic quality as our primary concern.

We ask that you be conscious of length issues. Please submit no more than five pieces of poetry or very short prose. For longer pieces, please limit the number of submissions to two. No single piece should be longer than about 15 typed, double-spaced pages.

Visual art may be in color or black and white but must be submitted on a disk or flash drive instead of uploaded to the online submissions site. Please see the technical specifications tab for more information.

How to Submit

We ask that you submit your written work electronically through our online form available here. Please note that we read work anonymously. While you'll record your name on this submission form, you must delete your name from each page of your poems, stories, or essays before attaching them to the form through the browser. We will read work only if it's submitted anonymously. If you have difficulty  submitting through our website, please send us a message.

Artwork should be mailed or hand-delivered on a disk or flash drive to: Ms. Angie Jones, Eckerd College Advancement Office, Franklin Templeton Building, Suite 213, 4200 54th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33711-4744.

Repeat Submissions

We request that you do not submit the same work more than once. If your work is not accepted, however, we invite you to submit new work in the next yearly cycle.

If you are submitting work to Eckerd's online Yellow Bicycle: An International, Intergenerational Creative Forum, please send us a different piece.

If we publish you once, we'd love to publish more of your work in the future!

Technical Specifications

Text should be double-spaced, 12 pt. Times New Roman or other standard font. Each piece should be saved as its own file. We can accept Word documents (.doc or .docx) and text documents (.rtf) only.

Visual art may be in JPEG, GIF or TIFF format only. Color coding can be RBG, CMYK or Grayscale. Images should have a resolution of at least 300 dpi at 5 inches wide by 7 inches high (1500 pixels wide by 2100 pixels high). Our printed page is 5x7 inches.

Confirmation

You should receive online confirmation once your electronic submission has been processed. If you haven't heard back from us by the end of January following the submission deadline, however, you are welcome to contact us to make sure we have received and reviewed your submission.

Payment

We're not rich so cannot pay, but you will receive contributor's copies of the magazine. If possible, we'll also throw you a party when the issue comes back from the press. But trust us - we think your stuff is worth a million bucks.

Rights

By submitting your work to Eckerd Review, you grant us the right to publish your work in print. Once the magazine is published, you retain all rights, and you are welcome to submit your work elsewhere. If you wish to retain first rights to your work, however, you must request via email to ecreview@eckerd.edu, prior to May, that we not publish your work in our online edition.

Contact

Please contact us with any questions.

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