The Splinter Generation, a literary journal for and about people born between 1973 and 1993, has begun its next reading period and is now accepting submissions for creative nonfiction, fiction and poetry from October 1-December 1.
And now new, Do Talk to Strangers, our new interview series will be taking submissions into the new year. You can read all about that here.
We’re looking for the most powerful work you have—work that makes us look at ourselves in a new way and work that challenges (or, you know, confirms in some subversive way) the stereotypes that paint our generation as lazy or stupid or narcissistic or victims of the times. But it’s not just for the kiddies anymore. If you have a poem, story, or nonfiction piece that relates to those in the Splinter Generation or Generation Me, send it our way.
Take a look at what we’ve previously published to get a sense of what we’re seeking. But we can tell you this much right now: we want to feature the best new voices we can find—voices that aren’t just of the moment, but will still be meaningful when future generations look back at the journal. We want to feel, to think, to get excited, and to advance online literature. We do not want political rants, cute pop culture references, or nostalgia for the sake of nostalgia.
For more on why we call ourselves The Splinter Generation, go here.
To submit, please follow these guidelines:
All submission are to be emailed to the proper genre gmail account with your last name and the word “submission” in the subject line. ex: Smith Submission
A brief cover letter with your name, year you were born, city of residence, and titles of submission is required.
Simultaneous submissions are accepted and encouraged. If you do submit simultaneously, please let us know immediately if you’ve been accepted elsewhere.
Fiction: email submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. Maximum 3000 words. You may query for longer work. Please send work in a .doc or .txt document, but not in a .docx. Also, include your name and contact info on the document itself.
Nonfiction: email submission to email@example.com. Maximum 3000 words. You may query for longer work. Please send work in a .doc or .txt document, but not in a .docx. Also, include your name and contact info on the document itself.
Poetry: email submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. Maximum three poems, no longer than five pages, posted into the body of an email. If the poem is unable to go in the email due to form considerations, then please attach one document containing all poems being submitted.
Deadline: Our current reading period is open from October 1, 2011-December 1, 2011.
Submissions that don’t meet our guidelines will be sent back unread, so please be sure to read this page carefully.
For any other requests, correspondence or to be added to our newsletter, please email email@example.com.