Submissions for our 2017 anthology are now closed. The reading period for our 2018 anthology will run from October 15 2017 to January 15 2018.
We thank everyone for their submissions and aim to respond to everyone by April 2017. Want to keep up to date with great weather for MEDIA submission, publishing, and event news? Subscribe to our monthly newsletter.
Please note we are not currently accepting full-length manuscripts.
great weather for MEDIA seeks poetry, flash fiction, short stories, dramatic monologues, and creative nonfiction for our annual print anthology.
Our focus is on the fearless, the unpredictable, and experimental but we do not have a set theme for our anthologies.
**We highly recommend reading one of our stunning previous collections to see the type of work we love. Let us know in your cover letter how you found us, and any feedback on what we have done so far. We are based in New York City and welcome submissions from national and international writers. For submission tips, check out our interviews on Duotrope and The Nervous Breakdown
We are thrilled to announce our 2017 guest prose editor is Lynette Reini-Grandell. Read our interview with Lynette.
We accept work through Submittable only. Work sent via email or snail-mail will not be read. You may set up a Submittable account for free and we do not charge a reading fee. Your account will be created during the first step of the submission process.
Finally, please read the guidelines! We do tweak them each reading period in order to improve our submission and selection process.
Any questions? Please contact us.
Surprise us with your fearless best!
Submissions are open from October 15 through January 15 every year. (Ends midnight PST.)
We do not consider previously published work, whether print or online. This includes limited edition chapbooks and personal blogs.
If your work appears in our most recent anthology, please wait a year before submitting again.
1-4 poems of any length. If you are submitting more than one poem, include them all in a single document. * Do not submit multiple poems in separate files. * Single-spaced please, or how it should appear on the printed page. Start each poem on a new page.
1 prose/creative nonfiction piece, 2 if under 500 words. Maximum word count: 2,500.
Multiple submissions (in the same genre) are not accepted and will not be read. Please wait until you receive a response from us before submitting again.
Simultaneous submissions are fine – just notify us with your good news immediately. If you wish to withdraw part of your submission, please log in to your Submittable account to add a note to your submission activity and list the title no longer available for consideration. If you wish to withdraw your entire submission, log in and update your Submittable account – instructions here.
Please don’t send revisions. You can always add a note to your submissions if there is something you need to let us know about.
Payment: One contributor copy, plus $10 for writers based in USA. International writers receive two copies.
We usually respond in 1-3 months. If you have not heard from us after four months, please contact us.
Copyright: great weather for MEDIA holds first serial rights for material that we publish. The copyright automatically reverts to the author upon publication. All work may be permanently archived online. We ask that great weather for MEDIA be acknowledged in any subsequent publication of the work.
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Please note we are not currently accepting unsolicited manuscripts.
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