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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.

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

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2014

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished on a rolling basis.

Fiction Open Fee-based

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General General
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Minimalist.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).
Theme(s):
ThemeDeadlineTrack
Family16 Jun 2021*1
Place16 Jun 2021*2
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 10,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) 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.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

Nonfiction Open Fee-based

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Minimalist. Excluding: Academic.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).
Theme(s):
ThemeDeadlineTrack
Family16 Jun 2021*0
Place16 Jun 2021*0
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Review ReviewUp to 10,000 words.
Article ArticleUp to 10,000 words.
Essay EssayUp to 10,000 words.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 10,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) 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.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

Poetry Open Fee-based

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General General
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction 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, including: Other (May vary).
Theme(s):
ThemeDeadlineTrack
Family16 Jun 2021*5
Place16 Jun 2021*4
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemUp to 35 lines; Up to 4 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) 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.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

Visual Art Open Fee-based

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media, including: Cartoon/Comic strip.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).
Theme(s):
ThemeDeadlineTrack
Family16 Jun 2021*0
Place16 Jun 2021*0
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork Artwork
Graphic Narrative Graphic NarrativeNo page limits known.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment 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.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

Sequestrum Submission Statistics

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Sequestrum New Writer Awards (Fiction & Nonfiction) DNQ Charges fees for all submissions
Sequestrum New Writer Awards (Poetry) DNQ Charges fees for all submissions

Dates

Last Updated: 01 May 2021
Last Checked: 04 May 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 31 Dec 2020 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 19 Mar 2014

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