Sequestrum 90

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About

A sequestrum is a necrotic bone fragment, identifiable by its separation from standard skeletal structures. Despite its autonomy, these slivers retain the phosphates and marrows of their source. A sequestrum is a remnant, independent yet interconnected to its origin. And so is the writing we publish. Sequestrum is a journal of short prose and poetry. We publish concise, evocative writing that couldn’t exist in any other form, yet reminds us of the breadth and scope of longer works. Brew us in the morning to swirl with your coffee grounds, or let our bones rattle and sing their skeleton song on your daily subway ride. In the whir of modern life, we spread our splintered dreams under your feet; tread softly, for you tread on our dreams—be them home to many a jagged, toothy edge.

Sequestrum
Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for all submissions.

Audience

Country of Publication

Open to a broad Audience. United States

Publication Medium & Frequency

E Electronic PublicationPublished on a rolling basis.

Fiction Open Fee-based

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
G General
F FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
S Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Minimalist.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette7,500 - 8,000 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
T to S Pay ranges from Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Open Fee-based

Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Minimalist. Excluding: Academic.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
ReviewUp to 5,000 words.
ArticleUp to 5,000 words.
EssayUp to 5,000 words.
Narrative NonfictionUp to 5,000 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
T to S Pay ranges from Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Open Fee-based

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
G General
F FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
S Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms, including: Short poetry.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Minimalist.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
PoemUp to 35 lines; Up to 4 pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
S Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Visual Art Open Fee-based

Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media, including: Illustration.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
N No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKImage format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Before Submitting

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  • Always read the full guidelines provided by the publisher.
  • Try to read at least one previous publication to get a better idea of what the editor would like to see.
  • Unless the publisher's guidelines state otherwise, always use industry standard manuscript formatting.
  • For novel/collection publishers, it is standard to submit a cover letter, synopsis, and sample instead of the full manuscript. Do this unless otherwise instructed.
  • Include a SASE with all mailed submissions, queries, and requests for guidelines, unless the editor replies via or email or guidelines state otherwise.
  • Be professional, patient and persistent.

Dates

Last Updated:
20 Sep 2017
Date Added:
19 Mar 2014