Submissions

Issue #2, The New: Queer, “Issue Specific Call for Submissions”:

The New: Queer is an online publication now accepting submissions from the post-
stonewall, post-AIDS crisis, post-marriage, post-military LGBTQ community. As the
name implies, we’re looking for work that comments not only on where we’re coming
from, but also where we are and where we’d like to go. Please submit any combination
(but no more than 2 pieces) of music, poetry, art, essay, and short film. While queerness
as a modern concept can be rather abstract, and the road into the future may seen long
and drawn out, we’d prefer your art not be either of these things. If you have an idea for a
submission and you’re not sure if it meets our guidelines, please feel free to contact the
editor at thenew.thenewmail@gmail.com.

Submission Information and Guidelines

The New: publishes both specific issues as well as other online content published separate
from the issues.

Currently, The New: accepts submissions of blogs, art for our “Exhibitions” section, cover art,
and logo art as content for publication separate from the issues.

The New: accepts submission online here.

General Guidelines

1. Read the “Issue Specific Call for Submissions” for detailed information regarding genres
and themes sought for a specific issue.

2. Before submitting, read “Naming Your File for Submission” to ensure your work
receives proper attention.

3. Before submitting read the “Genre-Specific Submission Guidelines.”

4. Please only make one submission in a genre per issue, e.g. you can submit both a review
and a set of poems for the same issue, but you cannot submit two sets of poems or multiple
reviews.

5. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but inform us if part or all of your submission
is taken elsewhere.

Naming Your File for Submission

• All file names must include your name, the title of the issue for which you are
submitting, and the genre of the work you are submitting.

• For example, if you are John Smith, you are submitting a work of fiction for The
New: Party
issue, and you are submitting a .doc file then your file would be labeled
thusly: “JohnSmith.TheNewPartyTime.Fiction.doc.”

Cover Letter

• Paste or type a short bio into the “Cover Letter” box that appears when submitting.
This bio will be used in the magazine if your work is accepted.

• Bios must be 3-5 sentences in length and should include your name and may
include things such as what you do, where you are from, awards you have received,
and previous publications.

• In your bio avoid metaphysical and metaphorical language and notions as well as
attempts at being clever.

Genre-Specific Submission Guidelines

Poetry

• Submit a single document of three to five poems (no more than 10 pages) in either
a .doc or .pdf in Times New Roman, 10- or 12-point font, and 1.5-line spacing.

• Only submit a .pdf if your poem has very specific formatting, otherwise submit a .doc.

• For audio, submit an MP3.

• For video, submit an .mv4, .mov, or a link to either Vimeo or YouTube.

Fiction, Flash Fiction, and Nonfiction

• For fiction and nonfiction, please submit a single work of no more than 5,000
words (works of more than 5,000 words are subject to immediate rejection).

• For flash fiction, please submit a work of no more than 1,000 words (works of
more than 1,000 words are subject to immediate rejection).

• Submit your fiction, nonfiction, and flash fiction in either a .doc or .pdf in Times
New Roman, 10- or 12-point font, and 1.5-line spacing.

• Only submit a .pdf if your submission has very specific formatting, otherwise
submit a .doc.

• For audio submit an MP3.

• For video submit an .mv4, .mov, or a link to Vimeo or YouTube.

Film & Theater

• For text of a short play, excerpt of a play or film, or short film submit 3-5 pages
of script (this of course does not mean the play must be no more than 5 pages – if
we like the play we will inquire for the rest of the script).

• Submit text of your short play or short film in Times New Roman, 10- or 12-point
font, and 1.5-line spacing.

• For any of the video options submit an .mv4, or a link to Vimeo or YouTube.

Music

• For music submit either an MP3 or if you are submitting video submit an .mv4,
or link to Vimeo or YouTube.

Blogs

• Blog submissions must be 750-1, 200 words. Submit a single blog in either a .doc
or .pdf in Times New Roman, 10- or 12-point font, and 1.5-line spacing. We also
are open to submissions of video blogs. For these, please submit an .mv4, .mov, or
a link to Vimeo.

• Only submit a .pdf if your submission has very specific formatting, otherwise
submit a .doc.

• When submitting a blog you will not include an issue title in the name of your file,
as blogs are published separate from issues.

Essays

• Submit works of no longer more than 3,500 words (works of more than 3,500
words are subject to immediate rejection). Submit a single essay in either a .doc or
.pdf in Times New Roman, 10- or 12-point font, and 1.5-line spacing.

• Only submit a .pdf if your submission has very specific formatting, otherwise
submit a .doc.

Reviews

The New: accepts submissions of reviews of anything, really. However, The New:
privileges reviews of books, art, movies, music, and theater.

• Submit a review of no more than 2,500 words (works of more than 2,500 words
are subject to immediate rejection). Submit a single essay in either a .doc or .pdf
in Times New Roman, 10- or 12-point font, and 1.5-line spacing.

• Only submit a .pdf if your submission has very specific formatting, otherwise
submit a .doc.

Comics

The New: is interested in submissions of comics, either single panel or strips.
Submit a maximum of three single panels, strips, or a combination of both.

• Submit comics as either a PNG or JPEG, 300 DPI and minimum 600px. Each
comic can be submitted as an individual file, i.e. you can upload multiple files to
your submission.

Photography & Visual Art

• Submit a maximum of five photographs or images of art.

• Submit photography and art as a PNG or JPEG, 300 DPI and minimum 600px.
There is no need for photography or visual art submissions to be contained in a
single file, i.e. you can upload multiple files to your submission.

Exhibitions

• To be considered for an online exhibition please submit a sample of 5-10 images
of your work.

• Submit work for this section as a PNG or JPEG, 300 DPI and minimum 600px. There
is no need for your submission to be contained in a single file, i.e. you can upload
multiple files to your submission.

• When submitting for an exhibition you will not include an issue title in the name
of your file, as exhibitions are published separate from issues.

Logos

The New:, from issue-to-issue, seeks new logo art. Often, our logos will come from
an artist solicited specifically by a member of The New: staff. However, The New:
is excited to view unsolicited submissions.

• Submit a maximum of three logo ideas as a PNG or JPEG, 300 DPI and minimum
600px. There is no need for logo submission to be contained a single file, i.e. you
can upload multiple files to your submission.

• When submitting a logo design you will not include an issue title in the name of
your file, as logos are considered separate from issues.

Cover Art

• Each issue of The New: will feature fresh cover art. Often, this cover art will come
from an artist solicited specifically by either a guest editor or a permanent member
of The New: staff.

• Of course, we would love the chance to discover a new artist, to meet artists we
have never met, and to publish unfamiliar styles.

• Submit a maximum of five images from your collection or a link to an online
portfolio. We will acknowledge having received your submission, but we will only
contact you again if we are interested in commissioning you for an issue’s cover
art.

• Submit your work as a PNG or JPEG, 300 DPI and minimum 600px. There is no
need for cover art submissions to be contained in a single file, i.e. you can upload
multiple files to your submission.

• When submitting work in order to be considered for the commission of designing
cover art you will not include an issue title in the name of your file, as cover art
submissions are considered separate from issues.