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Abandon Journal 55

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About

Abandon Journal exists to showcase writing and artwork that has been created with abandon. That term is free to be interpreted liberally, but ideally it is the kind of work that takes risks, created in a space wherein the artist doesn’t care what anyone else thinks or what everyone else is doing. We’re open to hybrid work, genre, visual art, and more. Each issue we showcase work that “abandons form,” and every other issue will be a variation on a theme of abandon. We are writers, too, and we are committed to paying our contributors–at least a modest honorarium, until we’re able to pay more–and never charging a fee for general submissions.

Voluntary Fees: This project accepts voluntary fees for "tip jar" submissions.
Important: Pitch first for book reviews, craft essays, and interviews.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2021

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency.

Fiction Open

Dates:
Open to fiction submissions through 30 November 2021* (approx. 63 days from now). 3
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).
Theme(s):
ThemeDeadlineTrack
Abandon Time30 Nov 2021*2
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words; Up to 2 pieces.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 1,500 words; Up to 2 pieces.
Short Story Short Story1,500 - 7,500 words.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 12,000 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.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

Nonfiction Open

Dates:
Open to nonfiction submissions through 30 November 2021* (approx. 63 days from now). 0
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary, Mainstream, Personal.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Literature/Books (General, Theory/Analysis/Criticism, See guidelines), Other (May vary).
Theme(s):
ThemeDeadlineTrack
Abandon Time30 Nov 2021*0
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Interview InterviewNo specific word count limits known.
Review ReviewNo specific word count limits known.
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.
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.
* 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 30 November 2021* (approx. 63 days from now). 1
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
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: Other (May vary).
Theme(s):
ThemeDeadlineTrack
Abandon Time30 Nov 2021*2
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
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 Open

Dates:
Open to visual art submissions through 30 November 2021* (approx. 63 days from now). 0
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media, including: Graphic design, Drawing, Cartoon/Comic strip, Painting, Photography.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).
Theme(s):
ThemeDeadlineTrack
Abandon Time30 Nov 2021*1
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork ArtworkUp to 5 pieces.
Graphic Narrative Graphic NarrativeNo page limits known.
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
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 Sep 2021
Last Checked: 09 Sep 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 23 Apr 2021 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 23 Apr 2021

Before Submitting

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  • Always read the full guidelines provided by the publisher.
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  • Unless the publisher's guidelines state otherwise, always use industry standard manuscript formatting.
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