For its inaugural issue, Monstering will be focusing on the heart of its namesake—that is, the concept of “monstering.” Do you see yourself in the hulking creatures of legend? The warped beings of myth? If you’re disabled and identify as either female or nonbinary, we encourage you to submit. Walk us through the rituals of your cleansing; milk your power, and touch it to our tongue. Bring us to our knees with the meat of your howl.
We are looking for the divine, the profane, the righteous; we are looking for the twisted fairytales—the origin stories—of the monsters behind your eyes. Monstering accepts writing, artwork, and audio-visual submissions.
Be bold, dear creatures. Be unholy, and above all, be brave.
Submissions close April 1st, 2017.
Interested in submitting something that doesn’t fall under our triumvirate (i.e., writing, artwork, and audio-visual submissions)? For pitch-specific inquires, please email email@example.com with a cover letter and a brief overview of the feature you’re submitting for consideration.
Contributors retain copyright. However, upon publication, contributors give Monstering permission to promote and distribute their work—including the contributor’s name or pseudonym and biography—accordingly. We retain First World Electronic (Internet/Online) Rights, and may contact contributors at a later time in pursuit of Archival Rights.
Monstering will not make any editorial or formatting changes without the contributor’s approval. Contributors retain the right to review the final draft of their work prior to publication.
With regards to republication, Monstering requests that you (a) contact us if/when such a case arises, and (b) credit us as the work’s first publisher.
Contributors receive 10 USD in compensation.
We do not accept previously published work. If your piece has been published elsewhere, please do not submit it.
If your piece has been published on a personal blog or website, please take it down upon acceptance.
We encourage simultaneous submissions, but please inform us if your work has been accepted for publication elsewhere.
We take up to 3 (three) submissions per artist per reading period.
We take up to six (6) pieces per submission.
Please send a cover letter with your submission, including a brief biography and the title(s) of your piece(s). This letter cannot be viewed by anyone except for the Editor-in-Chief, so your identity will not be revealed to those evaluating your work.
Please send your submission, including your cover letter, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions are kept anonymous, so do not put any identifying information in the document(s) you attach to your submission.
All submissions must have a subject heading that adheres to the following template: NAME [FIRST LAST] / CATEGORY / TITLE(S) OF PIECE(S).
All pieces must be sent as an attachment, and not in the body of the email.
Please send all poetry submissions in Times New Roman, single-spaced, size 12.
Please send all non-poetry text submissions in Times New Roman, double-spaced, size 12.