Foreign Literary Journal 12

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Foreign is a literary journal that seeks to read and publish fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry related—somehow– to life away from home. This can be life in a foreign land—where different languages, cultures and needs are ripe settings for interesting lives and characters; but anywhere that cultures and identities intersect will do. We don’t necessarily need tales of exile, but we’d love to read one if you have it. In the spirit of Hemingway, Melville, Gilbert, Iyer, Theroux, Thoreau, Hunter S. Thompson, Cheryl Strayed, George Orwell, Graham Greene, David Mitchell, James Baldwin, Mohsim Hamid, Min Jin Lee, Malcolm Lowry, Paul Bowles, the Romantics, the Beats– let us read your work. We are not interested in general travel tales, or helpful tips for backpacking through Bali, but tales of being human. Break our hearts. Show us desire and fear. Show us loss. Make us laugh.

Important: Limit submissions to one every six months.
Want more insight into the editors' preferences? Read our interview with the editor(s).

Country of Publication & Year Established

South Korea Established in 2018

Audience

Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Media & Frequency

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

Fiction Temp Closed

Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Place/Regions (See guidelines), Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short Story1,500 - 7,500 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 No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Temp Closed

Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Personal.
Topics:
Memoir (See guidelines), Place/Regions (See guidelines), Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Essay Essay1,500 - 7,500 words.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative Nonfiction1,500 - 7,500 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 No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Temp Closed

Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Place/Regions (See guidelines), Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemUp to 100 lines.
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.

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Dates

Last Updated: 01 Jun 2019
Last Checked: 28 Jul 2019 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 13 Mar 2019 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 18 Sep 2018

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