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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

SUBMISSIONS FOR ISSUE IV ARE OPEN FROM MARCH 15 - MAY 15

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To submit, email your work to OVERHEARDLITMAG@GMAIL.COM.

Subject line: [GENRE] Submission: [Title]
If submitting more than one piece, use the title: "Multiple Submissions"


Please clearly state the title(s), the genre, your name, and include a third-person bio in your email.

NEW! BOOK REVIEWS

Overheard is excited to announce the addition of a book reviews section, titled "Overheard Reads." As of now, book reviews will be published purely online. Submissions of book reviews are accepted year-round. We prefer a focus on books/chapbooks/poetry collections published by independent/small presses. Please expect to work with editorial edits to finalize your submission. Attach the submission as a separate file (doc or docx preferred). Length: 500-1500 words.

ISSUE IV: WHAT I DREAMT / WHAT I MEANT

Unique to Issue IV: Dream Walking, we are seeking micro prose entries detailing a dream, and what it meant to you. In under 150 words — preferably split into two parts, one being the dream, and the following being its interpretation — make us laugh, make us cry, make us ponder. We will accept up to three submissions per author.

FICTION & NON-FICTION

1,000 to 5,000 words. If you are slightly over the word count, we may be flexible. Include your piece as a word or pdf attachment, preferably with a page count. Please send no more than one submission at a time.

FLASH FICTION

Under 1,000 words. Up to three flash pieces may be published per one author. Please only submit three pieces at a time.

POETRY

Send poems that are undeniable: take risks, display craft, and define/connect to the theme as you wish; 3 poems maximum with no length limitations.

ARTWORK

Please send highest quality jpg possible, and include the title of the piece in your submission email. You may send as many pieces as you would like, and most likely we would select a handful for publication.

WHEN DO WE SEEK SUBMISSIONS?

Overheard is published twice a year. In general, we ask for submissions from March-May and from September-November. Follow @overheardlit on Twitter for up-to-date info.

IN GENERAL...

  • Simultaneous submissions are okay

  • You may submit to as many categories as you would like; please separate subs onto different documents if submitting to more than one genre.

  • We will accept self-published work (including collections & blogs), but we will no longer accept previously published (in another publication) work.

  • We can not compensate writers or artists at this time.

  • Apart from the right to publish your piece in the issue you submit it to, Overheard retains no rights over your work.