Written by Ella Peary August 11th, 2022

The Momentist: Now Seeking Submissions

The Momentist is a new online journal publishing both translated and original-language poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. They also publish interviews, literary criticism, artwork, and art criticism. They feature both emerging and established authors.

You can read the first two issues of the journal online to get a sense of their style. Both digital editions are thoughtfully designed, and contain work from fewer than 10 contributors. The general theme of the first two editions is, “the production of art and writing under environmental and technological pressures.”

The first two issues contain solicited writing, whereas their third edition will contain unsolicited writing from submissions. Right now through August 23, The Momentist is seeking submissions for this third issue, which is not themed.

Poets may submit up to six poems. Authors of fiction may submit one story, no shorter than 1,000 words. There’s no word limit for fiction. The Momentist will also consider excerpts from longer stories. Authors of nonfiction may submit up to two pieces, no shorter than 1,500 words each. Nonfiction authors may pitch ideas before writing.

The Momentist also actively seeks translations. Translations should be accompanied by the work in its original language. Translators may pitch projects before completing them. The Momentist pays translators a small honorarium.

They also accept artwork in any medium.

The Momentist accepts submissions via email, not by post. They only accept submissions that follow the guidelines they’ve posted online, so please read these guidelines in full before submitting.

If you’d like to learn more or submit to The Momentist, 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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