Submission Guidelines

General Guidelines

Please read all submission guidelines. Work that fails to adhere to these guidelines will not be considered.

Main Squeeze Magazine is accepting submissions through February 14th, 2020.

We only accept unpublished work. Concurrent submissions are fine. If your work is accepted elsewhere, we ask that you inform us immediately to withdraw your piece(s). We are seeking developed, quality work. We do not want your English paper.

Your submission email should include a list of the pieces you are submitting and a brief third-person bio. Please attach all submissions to your email. Each attachment containing your work should be named genre_title.doc.

If you’re submitting work to multiple genres, please do not include all submissions in a single email. We ask you email each genre separately.

By submitting your work you give consent for Main Squeeze Magazine to publish it upon acceptance.

Please direct submissions to mainsqueezelitmag@gmail.com. The subject line of your submission should read: last name, genre of submission (i.e Clampitt, Poetry).

Nonfiction

Maximum 1,000 words per piece. Maximum of 3 submissions.

Prose, biographical, or general nonfiction.

Unless custom formatting is crucial, use a standard typeface (Times, Garamond, Arial), 12 pt. font size, double-spaced, with 1-inch margins.

Fiction

100 – 2,500 words per piece. Maximum of 2 – 3 submissions.

Long-form fiction has a maximum of 2 submissions. Flash fiction (under 1000 words) has a maximum of 3 submissions.

Unless custom formatting is crucial, use a standard typeface (Times, Garamond, Arial), 12 pt. font size, double-spaced, with 1-inch margins.

Poetry

Maximum of 2 pages per poem. Maximum of 3 submissions.

Unless the shape of the poem is crucial, please submit your poem in an easily editable format such as a Word Document.

Art

Up to 5 images (or comic pages). The image must be printable in some form.

Please send us your work with the highest possible resolution. Ideally, your work will be in an uncompressed file format with a resolution of 300 DPI. Upon acceptance, we may ask you resubmit your work with a specific file type.

If your work does not have a title, please label it ‘Untitled’.

A REMINDER:

  • Main Squeeze Magazine accepts submissions via email. Send submissions to mainsqueezelitmag@gmail.com
  • Submissions are blind; please omit your name from your work (titles only).
  • List the work(s) you are submitting and include a brief third-person bio within the email submission.
  • Give separate pieces different attachments.
  • For text submissions, save and attach work to your submission email as a Word Document (.doc or .docx), Rich Text Format (.rtf), or Plain Text (.txt).
  • The subject line of your submission should read: last name, subject submission (i.e Clampitt, Poetry).
  • If you’re submitting across different genres (e.g. one short story and four poems) please submit in separate emails.