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At Smoky Blue Literary and Arts Magazine, our primary interest is quality. We welcome submissions in any and all forms, genres, styles, and approaches in written word and image. We encourage innovation as well as tradition. We want any artist or writer to view SBLAAM as a potential home. We have since our inception encouraged submissions from seniors, but we judge all works we receive without any bias toward age, status, location, or any other identification. Our main criteria is that the work be good: it should engage the reader/viewer. Art should not merely strike a familiar chord; it should enrich our experience. It must (in the words of Ezra Pound) “make it new.”

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2013

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 2 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 01 February 2023* (sometime today) through 15 June 2023. 0
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: Seniors/Pensioners, Americans, People in a specific region.
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words; Up to 2 pieces.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 5,000 words; Up to 2 pieces.
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 OK 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 Temp Closed

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 01 February 2023* (sometime today) through 15 June 2023. 0
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: Seniors/Pensioners, Americans, People in a specific region.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Review ReviewUp to 5,000 words; Up to 2 pieces.
Essay EssayUp to 5,000 words; Up to 2 pieces.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 5,000 words; Up to 2 pieces.
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 OK 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 Temp Closed

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 01 February 2023* (sometime today) through 15 June 2023. 0
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: Seniors/Pensioners, Americans, People in a specific region.
Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 4 pieces.
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 OK 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 Temp Closed

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 01 February 2023* (sometime today) through 15 June 2023. 0
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: Seniors/Pensioners, Americans, People in a specific region.
Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media, including: Photography.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork ArtworkUp to 12 pieces.
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.

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Dates

Last Updated: 15 Dec 2022
Last Checked: 11 Jan 2023 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 03 Aug 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 02 Sep 2014

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