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Submitting to Conjunctions

PRINT ISSUE

The reading period for our spring 2021 print issue, Conjunctions:76, The Fortieth Anniversary Issue, is now closed.

The theme for our fall 2021 print issue will be announced in late spring. While we can’t predict exactly when an issue will close to new work, we typically read hard-copy submissions into August for our fall issues and into February for our spring issues. All submissions in the issue reading period are automatically considered for both print and online editions, unless your cover letter specifies otherwise. 

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ONLINE MAGAZINE

Submissions are open for our weekly online magazine, which we read for year-round and is not subject to thematic restrictions.

To submit to the weekly magazine, please mail your manuscript to our editorial office (address below) with a brief cover letter including your name, address, and email. In order to receive a response, you must include a self-addressed envelope stamped with sufficient postage for our reply and for return of your manuscript (if requested). Do not send submissions by any delivery method that requires a signature. 
 
Address mail submissions to:       Bradford Morrow, Editor
Conjunctions
21 E 10th Street, #3E
New York, NY 10003


If we accept a submission, we will reach out as quickly as possible via email. If you have not received a response from us after twelve weeks, please assume that your submission has been declined.  

 

WHAT WE PUBLISH

Conjunctions accepts submissions of short- and long-form fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and any hybrid thereof, including translations.

Although we have no official restrictions regarding word count, most of the manuscripts we select for publication are under eight thousand words long. For poetry submissions, we suggest sending half a dozen poems, depending on length. We do not publish academic essays or book reviews. All submissions must be in English and previously unpublished. We strongly prefer to receive exclusive rather than simultaneous submissions.

We strongly suggest that writers new to Conjunctions read our recent issues to acquaint themselves with our publications. Subscriptions are available here.

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In Print

Vol. 75
Dispatches from Solitude
Fall 2020
Edited by Bradford Morrow

Online

April 14, 2021
When you think of white do you think of Rembrandt
in darkness          pockmarked     a sieve or a monkfish
Ahead now     ahead then:       ash        scrub pine        shade
and Penny –– then twelve        then my brother’s sole friend 
April 7, 2021
To sing’s to field thought’s
failed arrow, then drop it,

as sadness surprises,
as always, then doesn’t,

its record all rumors, bits
of lithic in its meat,
March 31, 2021
Underneath the electric microscope frass gathered like a word no one could pronounce, or something children left in a cage. Sugar ants were gorging on the corpse of a cicada next to the front door. Soon four golden mounds were theirs, to carry back in their lemony bellies to the queen. I have a box of nine suns set on spikes, a pair of gray bags concealing speakers. I am your teacher, said the teacher, alone in a room. If there is a predicate to this.
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