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About

Suburbia Journal wants to peel back the façades and expose the gross, absurd realities lurking behind the Suburban-Capitalist “Utopia," the smiling Nuclear Family, the “normal neighborhood” and the straight, happy, white, home-owning, monogamously homogenous molds boxing us in. We want explorations, especially, from underrepresented writers and voices like BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ and gender-fluid individuals, the houseless, the incarcerated—all those who have been disallowed, punished, or been devastated by the grotesquery of the status quo, the bottom line, the privilege and the desecrations of our environments (whatever that means to you). On the flipside, Suburbia is meant to also represent the positive aspects of the term: our community, inclusion, expansion, and shelter. A utopian literary and artistic neighborhood. To be more literal, we intend our mission statement to be an encompassing yet guiding direction for exceptional, innovative fiction, poetry, and artwork. If it's original in concept, content, language, or otherwise shatters walls, we're interested in considering it.

Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for all submissions.
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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2019

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 2 x per year.

Fiction Open Fee-based

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
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 Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Pay ranges from Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
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Nonfiction Open Fee-based

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream, Personal.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative Nonfiction1,000 - 5,000 words.
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 Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Pay ranges from Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
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 Open Fee-based

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
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 5 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 OKText format submissions
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Visual Art Open Fee-based

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media, including: Digital art, Drawing, Mixed media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Textile art.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork ArtworkUp to 5 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 OKImage format submissions
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Suburbia Journal Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

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AccuracyWe have received 84 reports from 50 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported0 min | 125.3 mean avg | 98.0 median | 396 max days (119.5 std dev)
Responses69.05 %
Acceptances2.38 % of submissions accepted (144.5 avg. days per acceptance) | 4.00 % of submitters accepted Rejections are often underreported, which skews the statistics in favor of acceptances. Most publishers have a lower acceptance rate than indicated here.
Rejections66.67 % (119.2 avg. days per rejection) | 66.1 % personal, 21.4 % form, 12.5 % unspecified | 3.6 % shortlisted
Non-Responses30.95 %
Lost/Returned-
Never Responded5.95 % (386.0 avg. days before reporting submissions as never responded)
Withdrawals25.00 % (77.8 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending63 responses are pending (4 min | 110.3 mean avg | 79.0 median | 369 max days waiting | 82.6 std dev) from 29 different members This only includes pending reports of users who have been active on this site within the past 30 days

Other Information

The most common submission fee paid: USD $4.99.
Most submissions are acknowledged on the same day.
Most recent response reported was received on 22 Sep 2022.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 02 Aug 2022.

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Dates

Last Updated: 03 Jul 2022
Last Checked: 18 Sep 2022 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 17 Jun 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 03 Jan 2020

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