Fall 2020 FOLIO Micro Chapbook — SUBMISSIONS OPEN!
For the third year, Kalliope is collecting submissions for our fall semester chapbook, Folio. We are encouraging quarantine-themed submissions!
Named after the literary journal Kalliope was born from (Portfolio), this special 5×7″ black-and-white booklet pays homage to our humble beginnings. Written work published in this chapbook will be shorter than the typical Kalliope pieces. Artwork featured will be black-and-white.
Deadline for submissions is Sunday, October 25, 11:59 pm. Submission guidelines for each genre are:
Poetry: You can submit up to 3 poems. Each poem should be 15 lines or less, with max 10 words per line. The shorter the poem, the better. This may be a chance for poets to practice writing shorter, more concise poems. Because Folio will be printed in a 5-inch by 7-inch format, shape poems (poems that take different geometric shapes) may not be considered if they don’t fit the size of the page. (send to: email@example.com)
Fiction: Folio will feature stories of the flash- or micro-fiction form. What this means for potential submitters: we will only look at submissions of 500 words or fewer. However, there is no minimum; micro-fiction is by nature a form that demands experimentation, and we encourage our submitters to explore whatever they’d like to, however they’d like to, within the confines of 500 words. Happy storytelling! (send to: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Nonfiction: For non-fiction submissions, we are requiring a piece be 100-500 words in the micro or flash style. There are no topic restrictions. Be creative! (send to: email@example.com)
Art: Any type of art will be considered as long as it is submitted as a PNG, JPG, or PDF file. (To convert traditionally-drawn art into a PDF document, the Adobe Scan app is very helpful). All art submissions must be in black and white, and should look good on a 5” x 7” page. A DPI of 300 is preferred for each piece. You may submit multiple entries. (send to: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Send your work to the appropriate email account for each genre, with the following information:
- Subject line: “Folio Submission”
- Body of email: 1) Your name, 2) Phone Number, 3) PSU e-mail address, 4) Title of Submission, 5) Can we share an excerpt/your artwork on Kalliope’s social media?
- Fiction submissions: email@example.com
- Nonfiction submissions: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Poetry submissions: email@example.com
- Art and Photography submissions: firstname.lastname@example.org
(NOTE: To prevent overlap between our two print publications, work published in Folio will not be considered for publication in Kalliope.)
Are you interested in submitting your original writing or artwork to Kalliope?
- Phone Number
- PSU e-mail Address
- Title of Submission
- Can we share an excerpt of your piece/your artwork on Kalliope’s social media?
- Whether you want to opt out of having your work published in our online editions of Kalliope or our sister magazine, Klio.