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Crow & Cross Keys 81

About

Seeking the wonderful and the bizarre, the beautiful and dark… Crow & Cross Keys is a new, online literary journal that plucks fiction and poetry from skeletal trees and gives it a place to take root. We love writing that sings: strong, unexpected imagery; lyrical prose; and an afterimage that lasts long after the lights go out. Crow & Cross Keys seeks to be a haven for all things speculative. Give us your fairy tales and your fables, sneak a scary story under the mat. Share with us poetry that whispers and shouts, and demands it be heard over the din of the wind.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United Kingdom Established in 2020

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency.

Fiction Open

Dates:
Open to fiction submissions through 01 December 2022* (approx. 3 days from now). 3
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Dark, Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 250 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Flash Fiction Flash Fiction251 - 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,001 - 5,000 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 OK 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 Open

Dates:
Open to poetry submissions through 01 December 2022* (approx. 3 days from now). 1
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms, including: Lyric poetry.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Dark, Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
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.
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.
* 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: 02 Nov 2022
Last Checked: 30 Oct 2022 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 26 Oct 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 02 Nov 2020

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