Written by Emily Harstone March 25th, 2021

Lemonspouting: Currently Accepting Submissions

This new electronic literary journal is based in Canada. They publish fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and art/photography. They close to submissions on April 24th.

They have an excellent and easy-to-interact-with layout that, at the moment, is a little confusing. They have a photo of a person and the caption “featured poet”, numerous times on the main page. These appear to just be placeholders for the actual photos and links to writing they plan to publish, because currently there are no names or poems. The links don’t really go anywhere.

Because they’ve yet to actually publish anything it’s hard to know what they are looking for, although the images convey a diverse range of people, including a number of BIPOC individuals, a woman in a wheelchair, and older individuals.

They are only interested in work that is previously unpublished and they ask that you do not submit simultaneously to them.

They are a paying market and they purchase first world serial print and digital rights. They pay a minimum of 10 per poem; $15 per short fiction; $15 per creative nonfiction; $15 art/photography and $20 for cover art.

They ask that all poets submit 5 poems via email as a single .doc, .docx, or .pdf file. All the poems must be typed and single-spaced, with each poem starting on a new page. The author’s name and contact information must appear on each page.

Creative nonfiction can be no more than 4,500 words in length. Short fiction can be no longer than 8,000 words in length. Flash fiction is also permitted, and you may submit up to 3 pieces of flash at once.

You can also submit up to 5 pieces of art and photography at a time.

Regardless of genre, you must submit a cover letter that includes your name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, the title of the work(s), and a short biographical note. More details are available in the submission guidelines. Their submission deadline is on the home page.

Emily Harstone is the author of many popular books, including The Authors Publish Guide to Manuscript SubmissionsSubmit, Publish, Repeat, and The 2020 Guide to Manuscript Publishers.

She regularly teaches three acclaimed courses on writing and publishing at The Writer’s Workshop at Authors Publish. You can follow her on Facebook here.


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