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About

Formerly known as Decomposition Magazine, decomP is a literary magazine that was founded in April 2004 by Mike Smith. That summer, Jason Jordan joined the magazine as a book reviewer, and he eventually began reading submissions. In December 2008, Smith stepped down from his position and handed the reins to Jordan, who has been the Editor-in-Chief since. decomP publishes prose, poetry, art, and book reviews, ranging from traditional realism to experimental irrealism, memoir to journalistic nonfiction, formal poetry to free verse, and anything and everything in between as long as it’s good writing. Work in decomP has been recognized by The &NOW Awards: The Best Innovative Writing, the Micro Award, Queen’s Ferry’s The Best Small Fictions, storySouth’s Million Writers Award, Sundress’s Best of the Net, and The Wigleaf Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions.

decomPUnited States
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Genres

G General 

Classifications

Audience:Open to a broad Audience.
Poetry Forms:Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.
Topics:Open to all/most Topics.
Visual Art Media:Open to all/most Art Media.
Visual Art Styles:Open to all/most Art Styles.

Types & Lengths

Essay Essayup to 4,000 words; unknown number of pieces
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative Nonfictionup to 4,000 words
Poem Poemno line limits known; up to 5 pieces
Flash Fiction Flash Fictionup to 1,000 words; up to 3 pieces
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 4,000 words
Artwork Artwork 

Media & Publication Frequency

E Electronic PublicationPublished 12 x per year

Payscale

We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
F FictionN No monetary payment
N NonfictionN No monetary payment
P PoetryN No monetary payment
V Visual ArtN No monetary payment

Submission Types

Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
  ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousFormats Accepted
F Fiction OK No No OKText format submissions
N Nonfiction OK No No OKText format submissions
P Poetry OK No No OKText format submissions
V Visual Art OK No No OKImage format submissions

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Before Submitting

We cannot guarantee that the information on this page is correct. It is not unusual for publications to evolve or close without notice. We do our best to keep up, but it isn't always possible. Just remember…

  • Always read the full guidelines provided by the publisher.
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  • 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.
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  • Be professional, patient and persistent.

Dates

Date Added:
22 Jan 2007
Last Updated:
22 Jan 2017