Submission Guidelines

What we tend to like: Creative non-fiction (narratives or experiences that are rooted in or inspired by factual events), poetry, and artwork on any number of topics that are related to the core mission of the magazine. We encourage depth of thought, complexity, ambiguity, grace, wit, irreverence, insouciance, lyricism, and candor.
 
What we tend to dislike: Anything that reeks of hateful political ideology, religious doctrine, or familiar and uninspiring arguments.
 
Manuscripts:

  • Writers may send materials for consideration at any time, in either digital or print format. If you wish to have your work returned, please include appropriate packaging and postage, otherwise the work will be shredded (electronic files will be deleted).
  • Length should be 1,000 words or less.
  • Must contain a cover page with the following in order to be considered: 1) title for the work, 2) author’s full name, address, and phone number, 3) list of works cited or references if outside sources are used, and 4) the word count for the manuscript.

 
Art, illustration, or photography:

  • Artists may send materials for consideration at any time, in any format: digital, prints, or portfolios. If you wish to have your work returned, please include appropriate packaging and postage, otherwise the work will be shredded (electronic files will be deleted).

 

GENDERSMASH! accepts only original materials. Previously published materials will not be accepted for copyright reasons. The author/artist will sign a release form before publication, but retains the copyright to materials published. Please remember to credit us if your work is republished.

 

Materials that contain profanity, sex, or violence are acceptable as long as they are artistically justified. The justification for such materials is at the discretion of the GENDERSMASH! editors. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but only one work per author will be published in each issue.

 

Email submissions to:
gendersmashzine@gmail.com
Please write “GENDERSMASH! Submission” in the email subject line.
 
Mail print submissions to:
Cypress College Library, 9200 Valley View Street, Cypress, CA 90630.
Please write “GENDERSMASH! Submission” on the envelope.

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