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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.

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Audience

Country of Publication

Open to a broad Audience. United States

Publication Medium & Frequency

E Electronic PublicationPublished 12 x per year.

Fiction Open

Genres:
G General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Short Story1,000 - 4,000 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 Open

Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
EssayUp to 4,000 words; Unknown number of pieces.
Narrative NonfictionUp to 4,000 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 Open

Genres:
G General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, 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.

Visual Art Open

Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media.
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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Dates

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