TERSE. Journal 28

About

Since 2016 we’ve been a funky little liminal space focused on identity, the body, writing practices, technology, futures, and art. We’re uncanny yet eerie. Enigmatic yet totally tangible. How we’d really describe ourselves is like a green grape someone flicked into outer space about to collide with an asteroid. In addition, we’re sweet ‘n’ sassy social justice androids who like growing gardening spices in window planters.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2016

Audience

Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency.

Fiction Open

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Lifestyle (Mind-body-spirit), Society/Culture (General, Social issues), Technology.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,000 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) Pay ranges from Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKAudio format submissions Text format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Open

Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Critical, Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Lifestyle (Mind-body-spirit), Literature/Books (Theory/Analysis/Criticism, Writing), Society/Culture (General, Social issues), Technology.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Interview InterviewUp to 7,000 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Review ReviewUp to 7,000 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Essay EssayUp to 7,000 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 7,000 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) Pay ranges from Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKAudio format submissions Text format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Open

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms, including: Experimental poetry.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Lifestyle (Mind-body-spirit), Society/Culture (General, Social issues), Technology.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 3 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKAudio format submissions Text format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Visual Art Open

Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media, including: Drawing, Painting, Photography.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Lifestyle (Mind-body-spirit), Society/Culture (General, Social issues), Technology.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork ArtworkUp to 3 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (US$10-49 per piece) Semi-pro payment (US$10-49 per piece).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKAudio format submissions Image 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: 01 Apr 2019
Last Checked: 01 May 2019 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 25 Mar 2019 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 31 Mar 2018

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