Written by Ella Peary

Crescendo Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Crescendo Magazine is an online publisher of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and inter-genre writing. They aim to create a community for authors, both emerging and established, especially those who don’t fit within traditional publishing markets. Crescendo Magazine wants to be, “a literary magazine that amplifies unique voices.”

The magazine was founded in 2011 by members of a New York City writers circle. It’s been on hiatus since its first edition, and now it’s relaunching, eleven years later, as a new journal. Now through November 15 they’re seeking submissions for their first re-launch issue, scheduled for publication in Fall/Winter 2022.

The theme of their upcoming edition is “Silence and Sound.” Submissions for this issue should explore this theme.

Poets may submit up to five poems. Authors of prose (fiction, creative nonfiction, and inter-genre prose) may submit up 6,000 words. They also accept excerpts from longer works, such novels, and translations. Crescendo Magazine hopes to support emerging authors by offering editorial help to those whose writing is accepted.

Crescendo Magazine seeks submissions from authors around the world. They do, however, “have a soft spot” for writers living or working in New York City, and authors who feel an affinity with the city and surrounding communities.

Crescendo Magazine accepts submissions via email, not online or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions but ask that authors withdraw work published elsewhere.

Crescendo Magazine only accepts submissions that follow the guidelines they’ve posted online. Please read these guidelines in full before submitting.

If you would like to learn more or submit to Crescendo Magazine, please visit their website here.

Bio: Ella Peary is the pen name for an author, editor, creative writing mentor, and submission consultant. Over the past five years, she’s written hundreds of articles for Authors Publish, and she’s also served as a copywriter and copy editor for a wide range of organizations and individuals. She is the author of The Quick Start Guide to Flash Fiction. She occasionally teaches a course on flash fiction. You can contact her at ellapeary@gmail.com.




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