The Externalist 4

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About

The Externalist Press began with an online literary journal founded by Larina Warnock and Gary Charles Wilkens to publish poetry and prose that displayed a clear cognizance of the outward world and the socially significant issues of our time. Rather than pushing any particular agenda (though we do lean left), the goal was to provide an outlet for writers who wanted to write about political and controversial topics as well as to encourage a dialogue about those subjects. That goal continues on today.

Country of Publication

United States

Audience

Unknown

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency.

Fiction Closed

All styles and genres are acceptable as long as the story is well-written and the content is appropriate for The Externalist.

Genres:
General General
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Styles:
Literary.
Topics:
Unknown
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash Fiction250 - 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 5,000 words.
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 OK OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Closed

Creative nonfiction, memoir, or social/political commentary.

Styles:
Literary.
Topics:
Unknown
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Essay Essay500 - 5,000 words.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative Nonfiction500 - 5,000 words.
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 OK OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Closed

Highly experimental work (e.g. fragmented words, words without spaces between them, pages with an extreme amount of white space) is strongly discouraged. With the exception noted above, all forms and styles are welcome as long as they are well-written and the content is acceptable for The Externalist.

Genres:
General General
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Literary.
Topics:
Unknown
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line 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 OK 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

Last Updated: 15 May 2018
Date Added: 13 Mar 2007

Before Submitting

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  • Always read the full guidelines provided by the publisher.
  • Try to read at least one previous publication to get a better idea of what the editor would like to see.
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