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About

Profane is a print journal that features an eclectic mix of poetry, essays, and stories. Our aim is simple: to publish good writing. To us, good writing is the sort that you find yourself turning over and over again in your head, hours and days and weeks after you’ve read it. Good writing is the writing that worms itself into your brain and won’t leave. Beyond that, as our name suggests, we’re open to writing that’s “profane” in one sense or another. We’re the kind of people who’ve always had a fascination with the things you’re not allowed to say. That doesn’t mean all the writing we publish is necessarily profane. Some of it is just flat out good writing. But the boundaries of progress and understanding have always been pushed forward by the profane idea, and as such, we feel obligated to offer the profane a home.

Profane
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Audience

Country of Publication

Open to a broad Audience. United States

Publication Media & Frequency

A Audio PublicationPublished 1 x per year.
E Electronic PublicationPublished 1 x per year.
P Print PublicationPublished 1 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 01 March 2018 (158.7 days from now) through 31 July 2018. 0
Genres:
G General
O Open to all/most Genres
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
N No monetary payment.
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 Temp Closed

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 01 March 2018 (158.7 days from now) through 31 July 2018. 1
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
EssayUp to 7,500 words.
Narrative NonfictionUp to 7,500 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
N No monetary payment.
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 Temp Closed

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 01 March 2018 (158.7 days from now) through 31 July 2018. 0
Genres:
G General
O Open to all/most Genres
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
PoemNo line limits known; Up to 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
N No monetary payment.
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.

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Dates

Date Added:
28 Apr 2014
Last Updated:
08 Aug 2017