WHAT'S YOUR STORY?
We're so excited you want to submit to Storyscape. The premise of the journal is to expand the notion of what stories are while shaking up the labels we use to define them.
Rather than categorize by type of story (we accept all types of stories), the three sections of the journal are Truth, Untruth, and We Don't Know and They Won't Tell Us. Because we believe stories are lurking everywhere, we are actively looking for unique modes of storytelling that fall outside conventional boundaries while still maintaining the core essence of "story." Then again, we're also open to a traditional story that's simply very well told.
We get excited about genre-bending stories of all genres, but also all storytelling methods, i.e., written, audio, visual, found, overheard, and anything else you can think of. If you were wondering if you should submit a photograph of the poem you scrawled in sharpie ink on top of a ripped up advertisement in the subway, the answer is probably yes. Or, you could just send us the poem you wrote. Get it?
A tip: things that are funny makes us laugh
But also: things that are sad make us cry.
We read submissions on a rolling basis throughout the year, though our reading gets slower right around our publication times. We publish twice per year: roughly in the fall and spring.
[Note: because of a high volume of submissions (which we're delighted about!) we are responding a bit slowly right now. But we are working on it and hope to get back to you soon. Thanks so much for your patience.]
THINGS YOU ARE LIKELY TO WONDER ABOUT:
a. You may submit simultaneously, just let us know if your piece is accepted elsewhere.
b. We do not accept previously published stories, however, upon publication in Storyscape, the right to republish is yours.
c. We cannot pay our Contributors, although we truly wish we could.
d. We will do our best to respond either way within three months.
e. We review one prose piece at a time, or up to five poems; we would love it if your poems were all in the same document as one submission. Please only submit once in a six month cycle.
f. We have a withdrawal feature in the submission software for simultaneous submissions. If your piece is accepted elsewhere, you can use this to withdraw it from ours. Feel free to send a note to let us know that you withdrew, if you'd like: storymaster(at)storyscapejournal(dot)com
g. We do NOT accept submissions sent to the personal email addresses of our editors. If you submit directly to an editor's personal email address, your submission will be deleted and will not be read. Please only submit via the submission manager. We're easily confused, thanks.
YES, BUT HOW DO YOU SUBMIT?
We are now accepting submissions via our Submission Manager. To submit, click this link and simple instructions will follow: Submit now.
Note: If you are submitting audio or visual stories, please use the submission manager and either direct us to a link or upload the file as an attachment. Thanks.