Submission Guidelines

Please note that the submission guidelines for Multiplicity Blog and Multiplicity Magazine are different. When you submit, please read and follow the guidelines appropriate for your submission.


Submitting to Multiplicity Literary Magazine

MULTIPLICITY LITERARY MAGAZINE WILL OPEN SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR NEXT ISSUE, “AT ANY AGE,” IN OCTOBER OF 2021. Full details will be posted here and in Submittable and Duotrope in the fall. 

About Multiplicity Magazine and the Submissions We Seek 

Multiplicity Literary Magazine publishes two issues annually, one in the fall* and one in the spring. We consider submissions of short-form creative nonfiction (500-1,500 words), long-form creative nonfiction (1,500-5,000 words), poetry, flash nonfiction (up to 500 words) from established and emerging writers. We also accept original photography that relates to our issue theme. We pay $45 per essay; $15 per poem (up to three); and $15 per photograph (up to three, although we may consider more than three for an exceptionally strong collection).

*The magazine will be on publication “sabbatical” in the fall of 2021 but will be open for submissions in October for the spring 2022 issue.  We will resume our twice-yearly publication schedule in the fall of 2022. 

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

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.

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 five 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 the button below to submit your work to Multiplicity Magazine.


Submitting to Multiplicity Blog

Multiplicity Blog accepts submissions for special-topics series on a semi-regular basis, publishing one original nonfiction post per week on Wednesday for eight weeks. Special topics include “Writers and their Craft,” “Up Close and Personal: Interviews,” and “Quick Work: 100 words on a theme.” Blog submissions will be closed in the summer of 2021 as we complete our current blog series, “Writers and Their Craft,” and will re-open next fall. 

You can read more about the types of work we look for, our mission, and our focus on our About Multiplicity Magazine page. The blog concentrates on new work; it does not accept works that have previously been published elsewhere (including on social media).

On the blog, we typically publish posts that are between 300 and 500 words, but we will consider submissions that are as short as a single sentence or as long as 1,000 words.

Blog submissions may include nonfiction prose, poetry (one poem per post). We also accept original photography, either as a post unto itself or with accompanying explanatory text or captions (up to three photos per post).

To be considered for publication, posts must meet our guidelines. Please read the About Multiplicity Magazine page for more information about our preferred topics.

Our blog welcomes a wide array of short nonfiction including:

  • flash essay (any topic that fits with our mission statement)
  • memoir (“snapshot” life stories)
  • perspectives on the craft of writing and the journey to publication 
  • opinion pieces on current events and issues in the literary world
  • book and music reviews
  • travel pieces
  • food writing
  • science & nature writing
  • spiritual writing
  • health & wellness writing
  • poetry
  • humor pieces

Photographs should be original, royalty-free, and thematically relevant to Multiplicity’s mission and preferred topics.

All submissions to the Multiplicity Blog must be original works produced by the person who submits them. Simultaneous submissions are not accepted.

Multiplicity Blog submissions must be sent in digital format via our online submission form. Microsoft Word is preferred for blog submissions. The text submitted should be in Times New Roman or a similar serif font, 12 pt, with one-inch margins. Please include your name and the title of the work with your blog submission. All work should be carefully proofread before it is submitted.

Photographs should be submitted in a format and resolution that can be displayed on a Web page and opened in Photoshop. JPG and PNG, 150ppi are preferred. Submitted images should not include vectors, layers, or animations. We do not accept videos, illustrations, or other visual art forms.

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

Click the button below to submit your work to Multiplicity Blog.