Submissions

Submissions

Eyedrum Periodically Call for Submissions: Issue 17 The Future

Bryant O’Hara and Alice Gordon,  Editors

Eyedrum Periodically 17 will go live approximately January 15, 2018

Theme: The Future

Reading period: November 1 – December 31, 2017

The open secret of speculative fiction is that no matter how far into the future you place your story, you’re always talking about the present. Our society is future-oriented because we who live in it are obsessed with figuring out how to make “now” better. The future is the light – or the shadow  – that we chase as we act in the present.  It is the form to which we contribute as we unfold “now.”

Issue 17 of Eyedrum Periodically seeks visual, audio, and written work that unfolds “now” into a future to desire – or to avoid.

Please surprise us, delight us.

Submission guidelines:

(Submissions that do not adhere to guidelines will be discarded unopened.)

Eyedrum Periodically accepts only previously unpublished art and literature. By submitting to Eyedrum Periodically, you guarantee your submission to be your own original work, not published elsewhere.

Eyedrum Periodically accepts simultaneous submissions. Please notify the editor promptly if you need to withdraw a piece from consideration.

Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry

Send submissions to periodically@eyedrum.org

Format subject line: Genre Issue number Your last name, example: (Poetry 17 Terwillian)

Send writing submissions in a single attachment. The file name must duplicate the subject line. Please make sure your attachment contains contact information: name, surface address, email address(es) are mandatory; phone number optional. Writing submissions should be in Times font; please do not use boldface.

Poetry: 1-3 poems, single-spaced, up to 5 pages; for any unusual line spacing (not left-justifed – please space with the space key, not the tab key.

Essays/Fiction/Prose poems: flash or traditional, no more than 3000 total words, double-spaced.

Drama: London format, one act

In the body of the submission email, please include a short cover text with a 20-60-word artist’s biography.

Editing: Eyedrum Periodically follows a style guide and reserves the right to edit accepted writing. You may be consulted about editing decisions.

Visual art, sound, or other media art

Send submissions to periodically@eyedrum.org

Format subject line: Genre Issue number Your last name, example: (Photography 17 Gildersleeve). Label multiple submissions alphabetically (Sound 17 Gildersleeve A, Sound 17 Gildersleeve B)

Works of sound, film, or visual art may be sent via single or separate attachments.

Visual art: 1-8 works, approximately 3000 x 2000 dpi; the more dense, the better, please.

Other media: 1-3 files, no more than 10 minutes in length

In the body of the submission email, tell us your name, the title of the submitted work (should match the attachment file name), your original medium (acrylic, digital, vocal, etc.), and the year of composition. Include a short cover text with a 20-60-word artist’s biography. Please make sure to provide contact information: name, surface address, email address(es) are mandatory; phone number optional.

Copyright: Eyedrum retains copyright of published work for 4 months, after which rights return to the artist.

Print Anthology: Periodically, Eyedrum Periodically presents a “best of” print edition. All work that has been previously published in EP is eligible to appear in this volume. At this writing, payment to contributors for a print anthology is in copies. Contributors may also be invited to present their work live at a launch party.

Although we strive to reach a place where we can financially compensate contributors for their work, at this time and regretably, Eyedrum Periodically can offer no monetary payment for accepted pieces.

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