CURATING ALEXANDRIA

We are a new literary magazine, 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 files, 8000 words, cumulative, maximum. Please do not exceed three stories within these three files. File names must be the title of your story. 

*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. Screenings are done "blind" which means we won't see your cover letter until we've made a decision about your work. 

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

Upcoming Publications and Collections in Progress:


Poetry of the Gods. (Jan 15)- submission forms closed, email for special consideration

Gods Today and Alternative Worlds (Mar 21)

Pride in Mythology; LGBTQ edition. (May 30)

Classical Fan-Fiction of the Gods (Jun 21)


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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 will be sent within 8 weeks of submission. Your work will be placed in any one of our upcoming collections based upon theme and tone. 

This form is for writers who promise to submit more of their work this year- submit to us or anyone else. By sending us a story or poem through this form, you've made a promise to yourself, dedicated yourself to your writing. It's on the honor system, your vow to you, your art and creativity. 

We publish works based on mythology, fairy tales, classical lore and legends. We have collections themed for Halloween, Fairy Tales, Gods in the Modern World, Mythology FanFiction, LGBTQ characters in myth and fairy tales, the folk tales of the Aurora Borealis, and more. Please make sure that the work you send us is related to our publication specificity.  See our website for more details on submission guidelines. 

Please include a third person bio, and use a standard font, double spaced text in your documnet. 

Curating Alexandria is challenging authors to get their stories out into the world and will be publishing a writer's challenge on our website. Submission through this form is not signing up for anything but we will send you ONE email in addition to the accept/reject email to let you know more about our author's challenge. 

Happy New Year!!!!

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. 

Submissions must  100-1200 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. 

Any themes around cryptids, hauntings, spirits, and evil are natural fits for the Hallween publication. 

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. In your cover letter, let us know your word count of the submission. 

Please include a short 3rd person bio (less than 80 words).


Accept/Decline for this collection wil be sent by Sept 1, 2019 at the latest, usually with a 6 week turnaround time from submission to decision. 

 

Submissions must 300-3000 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. 

 *Submissions in this category might be published in the spring of 2019 or June 2019. Please note that this is a longer-than-usual production cycle and authors are free to submit elsewere in the mean time and we are happy to print previously-run stories as well. 

*Authors retain all rights. 

Accept/Decline decisions are usually made within 6 weeks of submission but no later than a month before publication (June, 2019)

 

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. 

This form is specific for works of suspense, horror, darker themes to be published Sept 21 2019, a Halloween Edition of Curating Alexandria. 

Decisions will be sent by August 30, 2019

*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. 

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