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The Charleston Anvil 21

About

The Charleston Anvil is Charleston, WV's black and white showcase of admixt art and literature- equal parts indie zine, underground comic, pulp magazine, anthology collection, and the avant-garde. The magazine is intended, principally, as a forging tool, a place where anyone may have the chance to to temper their wordsmithery or hone their art making... hammer out their ideas communally. As a communal project, the core tenet of The Anvil is inclusion - i.e., a completely level playing field, devoid of politics, nepotism, or any other special treatment or favors. Contributors are welcome no matter what their level of experience, and need not be "established" in any way.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2015

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 2 x per year.
Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 2 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 01 January 2023* (approx. 91 days from now) through 28 February 2023. 0
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: People in a specific region.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 4,500 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.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

Nonfiction Temp Closed

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 01 January 2023* (approx. 91 days from now) through 28 February 2023. 0
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: People in a specific region.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Memoir.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Essay EssayUp to 4,500 words.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 4,500 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.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

Poetry Temp Closed

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 01 January 2023* (approx. 91 days from now) through 28 February 2023. 0
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: People in a specific region.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Unknown number of 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 OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

Visual Art Temp Closed

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 01 January 2023* (approx. 91 days from now) through 28 February 2023. 0
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: People in a specific region.
Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media, including: Cartoon/Comic strip, Photography, Black & white photography.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork ArtworkUnknown number of pieces.
Graphic Narrative Graphic NarrativeNo page limits known; Unknown number of pieces.
Photo Essay Photo EssayNo image limits known; Unknown number of 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.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

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Dates

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2022
Last Checked: 25 Sep 2022 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 10 Jun 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 13 Jul 2017

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