SUBMISSIONS FOR ISSUE X: SEMPITERNAL ARE NOW OPEN

Sempiternal. Adjective. Eternal and unchanging; everlasting. 

In celebration of our tenth issue, we want to go back to our roots; give us art that exists at the intersection of life and love, beauty and savagery, the raw and refined, the coarse and delicate. 

The unrelenting, everlasting voice.

The deadline to submit is Sunday, May 20th, 2018, at 11:59PM. Send us your most provocative, engrossing, and effervescent work. We want to see them live forever. 

GENERAL GUIDELINES

NOTE: PLEASE READ ALL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES CAREFULLY AND FOLLOW ACCORDINGLY BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR WORK. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN YOUR SUBMISSION BEING REJECTED. 

Upon acceptance, L'Éphémère Review will acquire first North American serial/electronic rights and promote your work in posts across our social media platforms. All rights return to the contributor following publication. 

  • Please send all submissions to submit.ephemerereview@gmail.com
  • In the subject line, please include your name and what genre you are submitting in (e.g. Kanika Lawton - Poetry).
  • In the body of your email, please include a short, third-person bio and any social media links.
  • You may submit previously published work if permissible by the original publisher.
  • We encourage simultaneous submissions, but please let us know if your pieces have been accepted elsewhere.
  • Our current response time is four-six weeks. Please inquire if you have not heard back from us after two months.
  • If we decline your submission, please wait at least two months before re-submitting. Similarly, if we accept your work, please wait at least six months before submitting again.
  • 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.

Negative replies to rejections are  discouraged. 

L'Éphémère Review reserves the right to reject work that promotes hatred towards any race, nationality, religion, gender (including gender expression), sexual orientation, citizenship status, etc. As well, we will reject work that is sexually exploitative, employs the use of rape analogies and other "shocking" literary devices, and/or promotes violence against women, those who are non-binary and/or gender non-conforming, POC, the LGBTQIA+ community, people with disabilities, and children.  

L'Éphémère Review also reserves the right to reject any and all work by authors who are known abusers, possess abusive qualities, or whose work promotes hatred and/or violence (please see above). 

L'Éphémère Review support VIDA's #saferLIT initiative to make our literary spaces and communities safer for everyone. We highly encourage you to familiarize yourself with this initiative and take the pledge before submitting work to us. 

POETRY

  • You may submit up to five poems.
  • Please send us your work in Word (.doc/.docx) files. 
  • Submissions should be in either Times New Roman or Garamond, 12 pt. font, and single-spaced.
  • Please do not use all-cap titles; make sure each title is clearly distinguished. 
  • Please place all poems in a single document
  • Poetry submissions cannot total more than fifteen pages; each poem should begin on a new page.
     

FICTION AND CREATIVE NONFICTION

  • You may submit up to three fiction pieces and two nonfiction pieces.
  • Please send us your work in Word (.doc/.docx) files. 
  • Submissions should be in either Times New Roman or Garamond, 12 pt. font, and double-spaced.
  • Please do not use all-cap titles; make sure each title is clearly distinguished. 
  • 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).
  • Please place each piece in a separate document.
     

ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY

  • You may submit up to five pieces.
  • We accept JPG (.jpg) and PNG (.png) files. 
  • In the body of your email, you may include a short blurb about the meaning behind each piece, where you find inspiration, etc. 
     

QUERIES

  • Please email all questions/inquiries to ephemerereview@gmail.com with the subject line "Query".