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SUBMISSIONS FOR ISSUE VIII: GOSSAMER ARE OPEN

Gossamer: Noun. The finest piece of thread, silk-like, light, delicate. 

The petal-soft light of brighter years, kinder days, every moment sheen’d with happiness and love and sunlight glistening off of dewy skin. Tell us of softness, of delicate hands weaving threadlike stories of warmth and sweet summer air, of gossamer; shiny and sheer and catching like diamonds in the yawning dusk. 

The deadline is November 25th, 2017. Please, send us your whispering joy, your shy bliss, your ribbon-throated song. We cannot wait to receive your work with open arms.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

  1. Please send all submissions to submit.ephemerereview@gmail.com
  2. In the subject line, please include your name and what genre you are submitting in (e.g. Kanika Lawton - Poetry).
  3. In the body of your email, please include a short, third-person bio and any social media links.
  4. You may submit previously published work if permissible by the original publisher, although we prefer to see new and unpublished work. 
  5. We encourage simultaneous submissions, but please let us know if your pieces have been accepted elsewhere.
  6. If accepted, L'Éphémère Review will acquire first North American serial/electronic rights, including promotion of work in posts across our social media platforms. All rights return to the contributor following publication. 
  7. Our current response time is three-four weeks. Please inquire if you have not heard back from us after six weeks.
  8. At this time, we are unable to pay contributors; however, we are looking to change that. If you would like to support the journal and our mission to pay our contributors, you can donate here.

POETRY

  1. You may submit up to five poems.
  2. Please send us your work in Word (.doc/.docx) files. Please do not submit your pieces in PDF (.pdf) files.
  3. Submissions should be in either Times New Roman or Garamond, 12 pt. font, and single-spaced.
  4. Please place all poems in a single document. 
  5. Poetry submissions cannot total more than fifteen pages; each poem should begin on a new page.

FICTION AND CREATIVE NONFICTION

  1. You may submit up to three fiction pieces and two nonfiction pieces.
  2. Please send us your work in Word (.doc/.docx) files. Please do not submit your pieces in PDF (.pdf) files.
  3. Submissions should be in either Times New Roman or Garamond, 12 pt. font, and single-spaced.
  4. Keep all submissions under 5,000 words EACH (total word count can be above 5,000 words, but no single piece should exceed 5,000 words).
  5. Please place each piece in a separate document.

ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY

  1. You may submit up to five pieces.
  2. We accept JPG (.jpg) and PNG (.png) files. Please do not submit your pieces in PDF (.pdf) files. 
  3. In the body of your email, you may include a short blurb about the meaning behind each piece, where you find inspiration, etc. 

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