SUBMIT (Currently Closed For Submissions)

POETRY

 

Lemonspouting accepts submissions of poetry at editors@lemonspouting.com only. Mailed submissions will not be read or processed.

Unsolicited poetry submissions should consist of five previously unpublished poems (up to 10 pages maximum), on any subject and in any style. The magazine will often accept several poems by the same author; therefore, please do not limit your submission to a single poem.

 

Please save your submission of poems in a single .doc, .docx, or .pdf file.

All the poems must be typed and single-spaced, with each poem starting on a new page. All submissions must be paginated. Your name and contact information should appear on each page.

Please include a brief cover letter with your submission at editors@lemonspouting.com. In the cover letter, please include your name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, the title of each poem submitted, and a short biographical note.

 

Excluding any of Lemonspouting’s contests and theme issues, writers may only submit one regular (non-contest) submission of poetry once per calendar year if they are published.

*Read our EDITORIAL TEAM page to see what we are looking for in submissions.

FICTION

Lemonspouting accepts submissions of short fiction via editors@lemonspouting.com only. Mailed submissions will not be read or processed.

Unsolicited submissions of previously unpublished short fiction may be up to 8,000 words in length. Unless you are submitting flash fiction, no submission may consist of more than one story. Up to three flash fictions may be submitted in one submission, and they must be submitted in a single file. The maximum length for each flash fiction is 750 words.

Please save your short-fiction submission in a single .doc, .docx, or .pdf file.

Short-fiction submissions must be typed, paginated, and double-spaced. Your name and contact information should appear on each page.  Please specify the number of words in the story (or stories) submitted.

Please include a brief cover letter with your submission at editors@lemonspouting.com. In the cover letter, please include your name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, the title of the story or stories submitted, and a short biographical note.

 

Excluding any of Lemonspouting’s contests and theme issues, writers may only submit one regular (non-contest) submission of fiction once per calendar year if they are published.

 

*Read our EDITORIAL TEAM page to see what we are looking for in submissions.

 

NON-FICTION

Lemonspouting accepts submissions of creative nonfiction at editors@lemonspouting.com only. Mailed submissions will not be read or processed.

Unsolicited submissions of previously unpublished creative nonfiction may be up to 4,500 words in length.

Creative nonfiction is literary writing based in fact. It can include, but is not limited to, the personal essay, memoir, narrative nonfiction, social commentary, travel writing, historical accounts, and biography, all enhanced by such elements as description, dramatic scenes, dialogue, and characterization.

Lemonspouting accepts a wide array of writing that is today categorized as creative nonfiction and does not advocate any one school or style of narrative. However, we do look for stories strongly based in reality that enlighten or educate the reader via fresh insights, powerful use of language, and compelling storytelling. It is not always enough that the stories have a personal basis—they must move the reader into an apprehension of wider human situations or issues.

Please save your creative-nonfiction submission in a single .doc, .docx, or .pdf file.

Creative nonfiction submissions must be typed, paginated, and double-spaced. Your name and contact information should appear on each page.  Please specify the number of words in the story (or stories) submitted.

Please include a brief cover letter with your submission at editors@lemonspouting.com. In the cover letter, please include your name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, the title of the story or stories submitted, and a short biographical note.

Excluding any of Lemonspouting’s contests and theme issues, writers may only submit one regular (non-contest) submission of creative nonfiction once per calendar year if they are published.

*Read our EDITORIAL TEAM page to see what we are looking for in submissions.

ART & PHOTOGRAPHY

Lemonspouting accepts submissions of art and photography at editors@lemonspouting.com only. Mailed submissions will not be read or processed.

 

Unsolicited art and photography submissions should consist of five previously unpublished pieces on any subject. The magazine will often accept several pieces by the same artist, therefore, please do not limit your submissions of art or photography.

Send a ZIP or PDF file with your work pasted in and include a statement, captions, and any other relevant text.

If your work is selected for publication, we will contact you for a high-res version. A low-res version is adequate for submitting.

Please send a cover letter with your submission via editors@lemonspouting.com. With your cover letter, please include your name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, the title of each art piece or photograph, and a short biographical note.

Excluding any of Lemonspouting’s contests and theme issues, artists and photographers may only submit one regular (non-contest) submission of art and photograph once per calendar year if they are published.

 

*Read our EDITORIAL TEAM page to see what we are looking for in submissions.

 

 

POLICIES

 

How Often May You Submit

Excluding any of Lemonspouting’s contests and theme issues, writers may only submit one regular (non-contest) submission in each genre once per year if you are published.

What We Consider Previous Publication

Previous publication is considered to be any appearance in print or online, including on or in a newspaper, newsletter, magazine, anthology, chapbook, book, e-book, website, thesis/open-source academia, electronic magazine, personal blog, Twitter, Facebook, or other social-media platform. Please note that even if the print run or circulation of the print publication where the work has previously appeared is small, this is still considered previous publication. No work that has been excerpted elsewhere is eligible for submission; nor is a work that has been revised since its original publication.

Simultaneous Submission

For regular submissions, please inform us if you're making a simultaneous submission, and please update us with any changes.

***For contest entries, we do not accept simultaneous submissions.***

Response Time

Response time will vary depending on the volume of submissions received.**To be further answered as this is our first issue

Payment

Lemonspouting pays a modest honorarium per submission. We hope to increase the amount in the future.

Lemonspouting purchases first world serial print and digital rights and pays A MINIMUM OF: $10 per poem; $15 per short fiction; $15 per creative non-fiction; $15 art/photography and $20 for cover art. Copyright reverts to the author upon publication.