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The Commonline Journal 14

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About

Established in 2007, The Commonline Journal is an electronic literary journal of accessible poetry and discourse. Originally a hyperzine called "The Commonline Project", the journal was developed as an independent literary study under the supervision of the department of Society, Politics, Behavior, Change at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. The Commonline Journal acquired its initial reputation by publishing realist poetry by emerging small press authors. Since inception our practice has been to emphasize low to medium-diction free-verse that is dramatic, graphic, succinct and well-crafted. Henceforth the journal has continued to publish writing that is exoteric and evocative in several forms. During the last decade we've published legends from the literary underground, hundreds of authors emerging through the world of webzines, people of letters and prestigious award winners. The journal features poetry and editorial from several Literary Editors, writing from dozens of Contributing Editors, and publishes unsolicited manuscripts submitted by the public at large.

Country of Publication

United States

Audience

Open to a broad Audience, including: Specific group.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Fiction Closed

Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionNo specific word count limits known (our definition: up to 1000 words); Up to 2 pieces.
Short Story Short StoryNo specific word count limits known (our definition: 1000 to 7500 words); Up to 2 pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay 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 Closed

Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Critical, Literary, Personal.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Literature/Books (General, Theory/Analysis/Criticism).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Interview InterviewUp to 4,000 words.
Review ReviewUp to 4,000 words.
Essay EssayUp to 4,000 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay 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 Closed

Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 4 pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay 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.

Visual Art Closed

Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media, including: Illustration, Cartoon/Comic strip, Painting, Photography.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork ArtworkUp to 4 pieces.
Graphic Narrative Graphic NarrativeNo page limits known.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No Unknown 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:
10 Nov 2017
Date Added:
17 Sep 2007

Before Submitting

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