call for submissions from writers born from 1973-1993
- The Splinter Generation is currently accepting submissions from writers
who were born between 1973 and 1993 for an ongoing online generational
literary compilation. We are looking for the best poetry, creative
nonfiction and fiction these writers have to offer. In particular, we’re
looking for work that captures what it is to be a member of our
generation. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis, but the reading
period will end on November 1.
We have undertaken this project again because our generation — and
literature in general — is facing a challenging moment in history. While
the problems of the world may often seem insurmountable, we believe there
is still power in literature. Our voices still matter and we intend to
find the strongest voices of our generation. Many mainstream publishers no
longer have the resources or the will to publish important, emerging
writers. But we do. And we will, because this is a time when we need fresh
literature to make sense of our world.
Whether you have previously published or not, we want to hear something
We know this may mean thinking outside of what “literature” has generally
come to mean. Because we love writing, we are seeking work that is based
on the written word, but, in the spirit of our generation, the work may
also (though it does not have to) use links, video, audio, or any other
tools the internet has to offer. What we want is something powerful and
something that embodies what it means to
be a member of this generation.
Send us work that will wrap us in a story while making us think deeply. In
short, send us your best work that represents who you are and advances
what literature can be online.
Simultaneous Submissions are accepted and even encouraged. If you do
submit simultaneously, please let us know immediately if you’ve been
accepted elsewhere. Previously published work may be considered, but
please let us know the details of the previous publication in a cover
Prose: Maximum 2500 words
Poetry: Maximum three poems, any length (besides epic)
Deadline: Rolling, but reading period closes November 1. We are publishing
excellent work as we get it, so if you have something excellent that is
ready, send it now! Certain authors we publish before October 1st may be
asked to read, either remotely or in person, at a reading series in Los
Angeles this winter.
Please email submissions to <splintergeneration(at)gmail.com> with the
genre (fiction, poetry or nonfiction) in the subject line. You can visit
the site at www.splintergeneration.com.
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