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The West Review Submissions
Updated 11 Feb 2021
Accepting submissions of Articles Poetry and Short Stories

We consider submissions of poetry, prose, and art year-round. No affiliation to the US West Coast is necessary. Only previously unpublished writing will be considered for publication, but it is fine if art has been published elsewhere. We accept (and encourage!) simultaneous submissions, but please let us know immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. 

Poetry Submissions
Please send up to seven (7) poems and include a cover letter and third-person bio in the body of the email. 

Here is a little more insight into what kind of poems we like.

Prose Submissions
Please send up to three (3) interviews, reviews, or prose poems/microflash (flash: under 500 words). Include a cover letter and bio in the body of the email. 

We believe writers should be paid for their labor. As such, we are happy to provide each writer with a small payment per each accepted poem/prose piece (paid via PayPal upon publication). We also, of course, promote all contributors, and we nominate for Best of the Net prizes.

What you'll need to send:
Cover letter
Biography
For articles:
No restrictions
For poetry:
Up to 7 poems
For short stories:
Up to 3 stories

Issue 1: Open Call
Added 24 Jan 2021
Accepting submissions of Articles Novellas Poetry and Short Stories

Re-knewing 

A lover once said, Translation is an act of love. It’s like crossing a threshold, beginning a new cycle, words of faith whispered at the cusp of initiation, an invitation to feel the same.
 

the work

We want to see writing and art that demonstrates this grammar of exchange—what does it mean to give in to change, to renew, to remember, to make rituals out of moments and moments out of rituals.

How is the past visionary? Much like the nutrient rich detritus from which the verge is born a-new. To begin is never to start without. Each new cycle carries with it the wisdom & strength of past phases & progressions. What gifts are you bringing into this initiation? Like something of the past that continues to re-work its way to the surface; or the past we sacrifice to the future. Language as turf and terrain caught up in mineral sediment.
 

the process

* We encourage each artist to include a translation of their work. The translation can be done in a recognized language, or one you create (such as through ekphrasis). Artists can translate their own work, or work with a translator/collaborator.

It is our hope that each translated work opens up space for further understanding and empathy of other cultures, languages, and movements, while creating community between collaborators in the process.

If you are unable to translate your own work or find a collaborator, we will work with you. Please let us know if you would like a translator in the submission email.

* We welcome these styles and genres:

poetry / fiction / creative nonfiction / critical theory / articles / rituals / spells / essays / reviews / visual art / music / photography / translations / collaborations / performances / novellas / hybrid work

​* Send up to 5 poems or images and up to 10 pages of prose.

What you'll need to send:
Cover letter
Biography
For novellas :
10 pages
For articles:
No restrictions
For poetry:
Up to 5 poems
For short stories:
No restrictions

Unnamed Standard Submissions
Updated 12 Jan 2021
Accepting submissions of Novellas Novels and Short Stories

Please look at our catalog to determine whether working with us would be a suitable match, both for your book and you!

Queries and submissions can be addressed to info @ unnamedpress DOT com. Due to the extremely high volume of submissions we receive, we cannot confirm receipt of every query. If we are interested we will contact you directly.

What you'll need to send:
Cover letter
For novels / novellas :
Entire manuscript
For short stories:
No restrictions

Mobius 2021 Blog
Updated 08 Jan 2021
Accepting submissions of Articles

Mobius is a PR, marketing and distribution agency specialising in the arts with a specialism in theatre and dance. Well-regarded for our specialist knowledge and understanding of the sector, our blog, which sits within our website Is a hub for those working in the performing arts, hosting a mixture of opinion, advice, Interviews and first-person narrative. Articles are written by journalists, artists and other industry experts. 

We are seeking proposals for articles of approximately 600-800 words on a topic of interest to those working in the performing arts. It's an open brief and we're keen to hear ideas for new posts to be published in 2021. To be considered, please submit a synopsis of around 100 words setting out what you would write about and say briefly why it would appeal to our readers. 

We will pay £100 for any articles we commission and promote the published piece on our social media channels.

Here are some examples of the kinds of posts we've published In the past:

https://www.mobiusindustries.com/news/guest-post-theo-bosanquet-theatre-absolutes-humani/

https://www.mobiusindustries.com/news/our-guest-editor-playwright-dawn-king-success-and-/ 

https://www.mobiusindustries.com/news/guest-post-anna-winter-i-am-ballet-nerd/ 

https://www.mobiusindustries.com/news/sailing-last-ship-home-tracey-sinclair/ 

 

 

What you'll need to send:
Cover letter
Biography
Synopsis
For articles:
1 article between 100 and 1000 words

Fledgling Press Submissions
Added 29 Dec 2020
Accepting submissions of Novels

Authors are asked to send in a sample – the first 3 chapters and a one page synopsis of your book, by email only. We do not accept paper submissions or previously self-published work and these will be disposed of unread. No returns.

Please note we do not publish poetry, novellas, fantasy novels, and we no longer publish children's picture books.

We aim to read initial submissions within 6 weeks of receiving them. If we like what we see, we will then ask to read your full manuscript. After reading your manuscript we will decide whether we will consider the manuscript for publication.

Should we decide not to take your manuscript any further we will always try to provide constructive feedback although we can't always give you detailed reasons for our decisions. All decisions are final and no further correspondence will be entered into after this stage.

If we do wish to proceed with your work we will discuss fully our plans and timescales fully with you and at that point offer you a contract to publish.

Please be aware that agreeing to read your initial submission or the full manuscript does not constitute an offer to publish.

You can view a selection of the books we publish by visiting our online bookshop. If you wish to purchase one of our titles we are happy to offer you a new visitor discount using code WRITER150 at checkout.

What you'll need to send:
Cover letter
Synopsis
For novels :
3 chapters