call for submissions: Sugar Mule
- Sugar Mule: A Literary Magazine (http://www.sugarmule.com/) invites submissions for a special issue on Women Writing Nature. For this issue, the guest editor, Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, would like to see poetry and creative nonfiction (or the two combined) only—please don’t send fiction. Please send poetry, essays, memoirs, reflections, and scientifically-based essays (think McPhee) aimed at a general audience. Topics include (but are not limited to) women’s perspectives on nature, women’s experiences with nature or with its non-human inhabitants, and travel/voyager/explorer journals that concentrate on the writer’s interaction with the natural world. Contributions by women of color and by women outside the academy are encouraged. If you’re not sure if your essay will “fit,” send it along anyway—the editor hopes to collect the unusual essay as well as the common one written uncommonly well. If your essay is selected, it will be published online July 2112 in Sugar Mule. You may send queries for prose if you wish to confirm conditional acceptance before writing. Sugar Mule does not pay for accepted work(s) at this time. Query deadline is December 15; submission deadline (with or without query) is February 1. Please send submissions directly to the editor, Jeanetta Calhoun Mish:
<tonguetiedwoman(at)gmail.com> (replace (at) with @ in sending e-mail).
Subject line must read: “Women Writing Nature.” We will not respond to submissions sent to the wrong email address or that do not have “Women Writing Nature” in the subject line.
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Subject: Cal for submissions for all-poetry issue of SugarMule.comSugarMule.com, an online only literary magazine open to all genres of prose and poetry, invites submissions for an upcoming POETRY ONLY issue guest edited by Alyse Knorr. Please send poetry of all forms, themes, and subjects - we look forward to reading your work.
Please e-mail your submission of no more than 5 unpublished poems, as a MSWord or RTF document, to alyseDOTknorrDOTsugarmuleATgmailDOTcom
by the Ides of March, that is, March 15, 2014 - NOTE: do not send submissions after this date. Feel free to include a short bio or introductory note, if you wish. Friends and former students of the editor should please refrain from submitting.
PLEASE NOTE: if your poetry uses irregular lines that are horizontally spaced, such as:
the rainin Spain
DO NOT send them with the spacing dependent on the word-processing margin right command or tab key. Instead, please replace all such with spacing by use of the space bar key. This will help us a great deal in our website’s HTML coding. Thanks! If your work is accepted it may require some more adaptation into HTML coding on your part (though most poetry does not).
Sugar Mule does not pay for accepted work(s) at this time. You retain all rights to your work; we retain none.
About Sugar Mule:With over 40 issues and extras like on-line books and anthology-sized special issues,SugarMule.com is a long-standing, on-line literary magazine. Sugar Mule is published about three times a year and is open to all forms of poetry and prose. Visit www.sugarmule.com for more.
About the guest editor:Just appointed as Managing Editor of Sugar Mule, Alyse Knorr is the author of Annotated Glass (Furniture Press Books 2013) and Alternates (Dancing Girl Press 2014). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Drunken Boat, RHINO, Puerto Del Sol, The Minnesota Review, Sentence, and The Southern Poetry Anthology, among others. She received her MFA from George Mason University. She is the co-founder and co-editor of Gazing Grain Press and teaches college English at the University of Alaska Anchorage.