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Submit to a new Colorado journal!

March 22, 2011

News from the Wild West:

Submit for our first issue!

Spittoon is an independent contemporary literary zine dedicated to the publication of quality contemporary poetry and fiction. This publication will publish work by poets and writers, both well known and up-and-coming. Our only goal is to feature excellent work, so there are no form or content restrictions; however, we will never publish "cookie cutter" writers (you know who you are). We want original work that affects the reader in a physical and emotional way. To us, the form is as important as the content and they should both work together to develop the intended effect.

Guidelines:

Spittoon accepts submissions year-round. Response times will vary, but they are generally between 3 to 5 months. 

* No previously published work.
* Simultaneous submissions okay.
* Do not submit to Spittoon more than once at a time; please wait for response before submitting again.
* No photographs or clip art should be in any of the files; we should only see words on the page, unless the visuals are actually part of the piece and used to help the piece achieve its intended effect.
* Upon publication, Spittoon claims First Rights; after publication, all rights revert to the author, with the understanding that Spittoon will receive credit if the piece is published elsewhere.
* Please read our mission to better understand the kind of work we want before submitting.
* Include a short bio / cover letter.
* Any submission that does not follow the guidelines will be deleted.

Poetry

Submit up to 5 poems at a time. No length requirement. All should be saved in a single .pdf, .doc, or .rtf document, with author's identifying information at the top of the first page. For poems that are more than one page, indicate page number with last name and poem title at the top of each page.

To submit via postal (snail) mail, include a cover letter with bio and an SASE. Send to:

Spittoon 
Poetry Editor
725 S. Taft Hill Rd.
Fort Collins, CO 80521

Fiction

Submit a single piece (up to 5,000 words) or up to three short-shorts. All should be saved in a single .pdf, .doc, or .rtf document, with author's identifying information at the top left of first page, and author last name with title and page number at the top of each additional page.All text should be double-spaced in size 12 font.

To submit via postal (snail) mail, include a cover letter with bio and an SASE. Send to:

Spittoon 
Fiction Editor
725 S. Taft Hill Rd.
Fort Collins, CO 80521

For more information or to contact the editor, email spittoonmag@gmail.com or visit www.spittoonmag.com

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