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Scoundrel Time 38

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Today there are forces trying their hardest to divide us. In the face of that, art in its many forms can give voice to our concerns, hopes, fears, anxieties—and joys. Art can provide solace. It can spur engagement. It can increase understanding. It can help us feel less alone. We have a common language, the language of story. In a way, it all comes down to stories: whether they’re told through words or visually or otherwise, stories remind us of our humanity. And anything that can remind us of that essential quality we all share is crucial, in my view. It may seem strange to think we could forget our humanity, but of course we know from history that it’s possible.

Important: Query first for nonfiction and visual art.
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Country of Publication

United States

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency.

Fiction Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Society/Culture (Current events, See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 3,000 words.
Novel Excerpt Novel ExcerptUp to 3,000 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
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Nonfiction Open

Query first

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Memoir, Place/Regions, Society/Culture (Current events, See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Essay EssayUp to 3,000 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
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Poetry Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Society/Culture (Current events, See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; 3 - 6 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
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Visual Art Open

Query first

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media, including: Cartoon/Comic strip, Painting, Photography, Sculpture.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Society/Culture (Current events, See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork Artwork
Graphic Narrative Graphic NarrativeNo page 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 No OKImage format submissions Video format submissions
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Dates

Last Updated: 17 Aug 2021
Last Checked: 08 Nov 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 28 Jun 2021 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 06 Feb 2017

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