Submissions for Our Spring/Summer 2024 Issue: OUT OF CONTROL

How hard do you work to keep everything under control? And how often do you lose it? When have you felt out of control or under control—or been accused of being controlling? Multiplicity Magazine invites you to submit personal essays, poetry, and photography for our summer 2024 issue on the theme of control: losing it, getting it, wanting it, or being in a situation where no one has it. 

We want to hear from control freaks—active and recovering. We want to hear from adrenaline junkies who love the thrill of being beyond control. We want to hear about those moments when you couldn’t control your emotions, your thoughts, your body, your money, even your vehicle. We want to hear about how you have imposed order onto chaos, or when, exactly, you realized you would have to let go.

In prose, poetry, or photography, show us the lessons learned, the insights gained—or the sheer joy of being in—or out of—control.

We accept:

Essays up to 3,000 words

Poems of any length (up to three)

Original photography (up to five photographs).

All accepted submissions are paid. [$45 for an essay, $15 per poem, and $15 per photograph] 

 We will not knowingly publish submissions that are slanderous, libelous, racist, sexist, ageist, or otherwise intentionally discriminatory or offensive. All works must be original and must not be subject to copyright restrictions. For each issue, the journal publishes one submission per selected author/artist. Once our final review is complete, our Editorial Board will notify each submitter of the status of their work.

Please see our About Multiplicity Magazine page for more details about the type of work we seek to publish.

Style Guidelines for Multiplicity Magazine Submissions

Multiplicity Magazine submissions must be sent in digital format via Submittable. Text submissions should be sent in a file format that can readily be edited on a computer (Microsoft Word is preferred).

Our literary magazine submission process is blind. Please do not include your name or other personally identifying information on any of the pages of your submission or in the file name. Do include a cover letter providing complete, accurate contact information for you.

Nonfiction submissions should be in Times New Roman or a similar serif font, 12 pt, with one-inch margins all around. Please paginate and include the title of the work on each page. All work should be carefully proofread before it is submitted.

Poetry submissions may include up to three poems per issue; stanzas should be single spaced and there should be no more than one poem per page. We welcome poetry in languages other than English if an English version/translation is also provided.

Photographs should be original, royalty-free, and thematically relevant to Multiplicity’s mission and preferred topics. They should be submitted in a format that can be displayed on a Web page and opened in Photoshop. JPG and PNG are preferred. Submitted images should not include vectors or layers.

See our Usage Rights page for information about the rights we request upon publication.

How We Review Submissions

Magazine submissions are reviewed by our Editorial Board. We reserve the right to edit all submissions for accuracy and consistency. Each submission is edited according to the spelling, grammar, and punctuation conventions of American English; we follow the conventions detailed in the Chicago Manual of Style. 

In its editing, Multiplicity Magazine strives to preserve each submitter’s unique voice and artistic intent over absolute grammatical or idiomatic correctness. A style sheet  is available upon request.

Click here to submit your work to Multiplicity Magazine.