Submission Guidelines

BEFORE YOU SUBMIT, READ ALL GENERAL AND GENRE NOTES.

General Notes

Please only send one submission at a time and in one genre. Do not mix genres in your submission. You do not need to write a cover letter, but please say hello and address the editors in the plural. We accept simultaneous submissions but no previously published work. Notify us immediately if your submission is accepted elsewhere. If you publish a piece with us and later use it in another publication, we humbly ask that you credit us with its first appearance. Please include your contributor bio in third person (less than 300 words) in the body of the email. If we turn down your submission, please wait at least 1 month before submitting again. Similarly, past contributors: please wait at least 3 months from publication of your piece before submitting to us again. We want to give other people a chance!

Please note that any submissions containing gratuitous or voyeuristic depictions of animal harm or violence will be rejected. We also reserve the right to no longer read your work in the future if you violate this!

Poetry

Email your submission to editors@cottonxenomorph.com with the subject line "Poetry Submission". In a single .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .pdf file, please send us 3-5 poems (long poems are great! but only send one long poem at a time). Single or 1.5 spacing is preferred. Please use a standard typeface (not courier or other "typewriter" types though) and font size and do not use all-caps titles, and make sure your titles are clearly distinguished.. Each work should be titled and separated by a page break. Pagination within the file is encouraged but not required. We do not accept translations.

Fiction

Email your submission to editors@cottonxenomorph.com with the subject line "Fiction Submission". In a single .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .pdf file, please send us 1-2 flash fiction works under 1500 words each. Your submission should be double spaced and utilized a standard typeface (not courier or other "typewriter" types though) and font size. Do not use all caps titles, and make sure your titles are clearly distinguished. Each work should be titled and separated by a page break. Pagination within the file is encouraged but not required.

Visual Art

Email your submission to editors@cottonxenomorph.com with the subject line "Art Submission". Please send no more than 7 images. All artwork is considered if it can be digitally represented. E.g., photos of sculpture and textile are fine as long as you are the owner of the photos and the depicted piece. We do not accept interactive media art, however. Include titles of all artwork in the filenames of the images. We prefer .png, .jpg, and .gif files, but as long as we can view it, we will be happy. In a single .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .pdf file, lease include details for each work including the medium and date as well as a 300 word or less artist's statement. Artwork is always paired with writing, so it may not be published right away. We will notify you when it is being posted. DO NOT SEND LINKS TO PORTFOLIOS OR WEBSITES. WE WILL NOT VIEW THESE.

SPECIAL CALL: MANIFESTOS

See the original call for submissions here.

Queries

Please email all queries to editors@cottonxenomorph.com with the subject line "Query". A SUBMISSION IS NOT A QUERY. We will not accept queries for nonfiction (yet?!), reviews, or interviews.