Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A call for submissions to a new literary magazine

[via Exie Abola]

The POC Review, a new online magazine of Philippine literature, is now accepting submissions. We will publish short fiction, creative nonfiction, and criticism in English.

Fiction in any genre is welcome as long as it is compelling and imaginative. Creative nonfiction includes but is not restricted to memoirs, personal essays, travel essays, eyewitness accounts, literary journalism, and unconventional nonfiction that tests genre boundaries. Works of fiction and creative nonfiction should be 2,000 to 8,000 words, but these are not hard-and-fast limits. Excerpts from longer works, such as novels, will be considered as long as they are self-contained. We are open to serialization.

Criticism is broadly defined as essays on Philippine books and literature as well as on writing and reading. These essays include reviews of recently published books, interviews, re-evaluations of neglected works or authors, and think-pieces on the state of literature and its relationship to the culture at large. Unless necessary, critical essays should eschew academic jargon and dispense with critical apparatus. Critical pieces should be some 1,000 to 3,000 words.

Submissions must be previously unpublished, in print or online. Works submitted simultaneously to other publications will be considered, but let us know that you have submitted your work elsewhere, and inform us promptly if your work is accepted for publication. By submitting, you guarantee that your work is entirely your own original creation.

Send your work as an email attachment to thepocreview (at) thepoc (dot) net with “submission:” in the subject line followed by the genre. The document should be a .doc or .rtf file. Please include a short description of the work you are submitting and a brief note about yourself.

We will pay at least 3,000 Philippine pesos for each work we publish. The rights we purchase are these: first and exclusive online rights for one year, the right to place your work in an online archive (though you may have the work removed one year after publication), and first (but not exclusive) right to publish your work in a print anthology.

Our maiden issue should be online in July. We hope to publish new material every week.

The POC Review is published by the Vibal Foundation and edited by Exie Abola.

Please address all comments and questions to thepocreview (at) thepoc (dot) net.

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