CURATING ALEXANDRIA

Special note:

WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING STORY/POEM SUBMISSIONS between Feb 10- March 1st. Thank you to everyone who submitted in January. We have been delighted and overwhelmed by the outpouring of your beautiful work. Our staff has adjusted our production calendar to publish even more collections in 2019 to share your wonderful stories. We have closed our forms from Feb 10-March 1st to give our staff time to catch up on reading and placing the work. Our webiste will periodically be down for updates during this time. Thank you for your understanding. 

FREE SUBMISSION MONTH will be in July of this year (2019). During that month, all of our forms will be free. Submit early, they do fill up fast. 

We are a new literary journal, hungry for submissions from the community of authors, readers and "wrimos." If you have works of fiction 300-8000 words in length, or illustrations based on mythology, fairy tales, and lore, we want to know about your work.

*Submissions must 300-8000 words and be recognizably based on mythology, fairy tales, folklore or legends. If you have based your work on an obscure mythology, please include a paragraph explaining your inspiring story/culture/work.

 *Publication will have standardized font, please do not submit if your work requires a particular text style or color.

*You may attach up to three stories, 8000 words, cumulative, maximum. Please do not exceed three stories within these three files. File names must be the title of your story. 

*DO NOT name the file of your submission "Curating Alexandria" or "Mythology." Our computers have literally hundreds of files including these names and it's very hard to identify your work. Our preferred file name scheme is "TitleLastName." 

*If you'd like us to consider a serial publication, please send us one chapter of your work. Serials will be released as one chapter a week for the duration of your story. Please indicate if your story is already finished or if you'll be "writing as we go." 

*Please include a cover letter:  Please note if your work is simultaneously submitted or previously published. Include a short 3rd person bio. 

Thank you authors who have submitted and contributed to us so far! 

Upcoming Publications and Collections in Progress:


Poetry of the Gods. (Feb 10)- submission forms closed, email for special consideration

Gods Today and Alternative Worlds (Mar 23)

Pride in Mythology; LGBTQ edition. (June 1)

Classical Fan-Fiction of the Gods (Jun 21)

Autumn/Halloween Collection 1 (Sept 21)

Autumn/Halloween Collection 2 (Oct 5th)


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All forms have a small $4.00 readers' fee. This helps us afford submission management software but we don't want it to get in the way of submissions. Please email us to make arrangements if you need to submit for free. 



If you write reflections, essays, or accessible academic works on the subjects we publish (mythology, fairy tales, folklore, legends, etc) we'd love to see your work. 

Please attach up to three documents, no more than 8000 words cumulative. Please include a third person bio. Format the documents with a standard, easy to read font and double spaced line text. 

Decisions are usually made 8 weeks after submission. If you haven't heard from us in 8 weeks, you are welcome to email and follow up. Your work will be placed in any one of our upcoming collections based upon theme and tone. 

We are accepting story/poem submissions for publication in Pride month, June 2019. Please submit works based on classical mythology, myth, legend or lore. 

This edition will specifically focus on same-sex or non-traditional relationships. 

Possible inclusion:

Works with gender neutral pronouns

Transgender main characters

Non-heteronormative characters



Publication date June 2019 and/or June 2020- dependent on submission volume and quality. 


Seeking stories about gods from classical mythology rattling around the modern world (anytime from 1860 and onward or futuristic science fiction). Any world mythology is accepted but if you write based on something obscure, please include a small note of explanation. We love seeing works with different genres: Noir, Steampunk, Sci-fi, Urban, Post-apocalypitc, Mystery.  

Short stories and flash fiction accepted. If you have poetry, please see our separated poetry submission form. 

Please name your file the title of your story. 

Accept/Reject letters are usually sent 8 weeks within submission. 

Seeking works based on fairytales for the winter publication of Curating Alexandria. 

Please base works off characters, themes, settings or plot(s) of fairytale(s).  If you choose a story that isn't well known, please include a brief description of the inspiring work. 

Submissions must be 100-8000 words in length.

Submit your work double spaces, 12 pt font, Times New Roman or Courier.


Accept/Decline decisions will be sent by December 1st, 2019.


French Fairy Tales 


We are seeking visual art to accompany and enhance a literary anthology. The collection is a set of fractured fairy tales, mythology fan fiction, and stories based on classical folk lore and legend. Any art work centered around these themes is accepted. 

Images will be rendered in black and white in our editions that include stories/poems. We are also developing an all-color collection for all accepted works that had to be run B+W in text collection. 


Accept/Decline decisions on art have about a 2 weeks turnaround. Please send a note to us if your work has been pending longer than 2 weeks. 

Ends on April 6, 2019$4.00
$4.00


Submissions must 300-8000 words and be recognizably based on mythology, fairy tales, folklore or legends. If you have based your work on an obscure mythology, please include a paragraph reference your inspiring story/culture/work. 

 Please submit your work double spaced, 12pt font, Times New Roman or Courier.  

Please include a cover letter:  Please note if your work is simultaneously submitted or previously published. Please include a short 3rd person bio (less than 80 words). Submissions are read blind- we won't see your cover letter until we make a decision about the story. 

We are a new literary organization- hungry for submissions and feedback from the community of authors, readers and "wrimos." If you have works of fiction, or illustrations based on mythology, fairy tales, classic legends, and lore, we want to know about your work.

*Submissions must 300-1200words and be recognizably based on mythology, fairy tales, folklore or legends. If you have based your work on an obscure mythology, please include a paragraph reference your inspiring story/culture/work. 

 *Please submit your work double spaced, 12pt font, Times New Roman or Courier.  

*Please include a cover letter:  Please note if your work is simultaneously submitted or previously published. Please include a short 3rd person bio (less than 80 words). 


Decisions will be sent 6-8 weeks after submission

We are looking for poetry based on mythology, world myths, legends, or fairy tales. We publish quarterly: the summer edition will be dedicated to works on mythology. The autumn edition has a Halloween/dark focus. Our winter edition will feature works based on fairy tales. 

Please submit your work double spaced and 12 pt. font, Times New Roman. 

Curating Alexandria