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Collateral Journal 13

About

Collateral draws attention to the impact of violent conflict and military service by exploring the perspectives of those whose lives are indirectly touched by them. Several journals showcase war literature, but we provide a creative platform to highlight the experiences of those existing in the space around military personnel and the combat experience. These voices sometimes go unheard, and this journal captures the “collateral” impact of military service, whether it is from the perspective of the partner or child; the parent or sibling; the friend or co-worker; or the elderly veteran, the refugee, or the protester. Our editorial vision is to be as inclusive as possible and ideologically diverse. We are interested in amplifying voices of minorities and the marginalized, and we encourage submissions from professional and emerging writers alike. Regardless of authorship, we are committed to publishing high-quality fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and art that speaks authentically about the collateral impact of military service.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2016

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 2 x per year.

Fiction Open

Dates:
Rolling Deadlines: Check cutoff dates.
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: Military personnel.
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Society/Culture (War/Military issues, See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
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 No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Open

Dates:
Rolling Deadlines: Check cutoff dates.
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: Military personnel.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Critical, Literary, Personal.
Topics:
Memoir (See guidelines), Society/Culture (War/Military issues, See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Essay EssayUp to 5,000 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 5,000 words; Up to 3 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 OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Open

Dates:
Rolling Deadlines: Check cutoff dates.
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: Military personnel.
Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Society/Culture (War/Military issues, See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 5 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 OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Visual Art Open

Dates:
Rolling Deadlines: Check cutoff dates.
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: Military personnel.
Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Society/Culture (War/Military issues, See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork Artwork3 - 5 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 OK 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: 05 Sep 2021
Last Checked: 18 Nov 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 01 Jul 2021 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 05 Mar 2016

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