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In 1862, Edouard Manet painted Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe (The Luncheon on the Grass). In 1863 it was rejected by the Paris Salon—the official art exhibition of the Académie des Beaux-Arts, one of the art academies in Paris. Undeterred, Manet showed his work at another exhibit, Salon des Refusés, French for "exhibition of rejects,” where it generated both positive and negative responses. What we love about this story is that Manet believed in the power of his work even when the Salon jury did not. He knew its value, and he wasn't going to let others decide whether it deserved to be seen. He knew that the establishment shouldn't have the final say. At Inverted Syntax, we feel similarly. We want to be your Salon des Refusés. We believe that something is missing from the current literary and visual arts landscape—work that feels rogue, daring. Work that breaks the rules. Work that doesn't have any rules. We don’t want work that adheres to outdated definitions. We want experimental. We want hybrid. We want progressive. We want work that rebels against the establishment and pushes us toward something we have yet to define—or perhaps something that resists definition altogether. We want memorable, haunting approaches to art and language that turn us inside out and convey novel insights into the human experience. We want it all.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2017

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 1 x per year.
Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 1 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 01 March 2023* (approx. 20 days from now) through 28 June 2023. 0
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 8,000 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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* 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 March 2023* (approx. 20 days from now) through 28 June 2023. 0
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary, Personal.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Literature/Books (Writing), Memoir, Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Essay EssayUp to 8,000 words.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 8,000 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.
* 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 March 2023* (approx. 20 days from now) through 28 June 2023. 0
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms, including: Experimental poetry, Hybrid form.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemUp to 50 lines; 3 - 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.
* 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 March 2023* (approx. 20 days from now) through 28 June 2023. 0
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media, including: Digital art, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Sculpture.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).
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 Unknown 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: 01 Feb 2023
Last Checked: 30 Jan 2023 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 23 Oct 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 24 May 2018

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