Skip to Content

Menagerie Magazine 16

We list other projects with similar titles. Please ensure you report any submissions under the correct listing.

About

Menagerie Magazine houses crafted exhibits of text and art. Each issue is a curated statement: several poems, fictions, and hybrid works that deserve the close attention of a small stage. Like a Joseph Cornell shadow box, we bring together a mixture of objects. Things both found and made, memories and discoveries, outcast and beloved. Hybrid and uncategorizable pieces are of interest. Likewise the unwieldy, the absurd, the grotesque. What others may spurn we embrace. We’re less interested in knowing what a thing is than in seeing what it does. Things we like: fictions ala Borges, Link, Calvino, & Sparks; weird lyric essay, engagements with the environment and natural world, personal essay; bricolage, masala, & sagul sagul; forays into the omnipresent information-saturated online architecture we live in. Things we don’t: lukewarm prose, sentences bereft of emotion, formulaic attempts at being on trend, conformity, pat endings, sentiment-drenched rhyming poems, neat and orderly stories. This is the menagerie. A shadow box. A pin cushion. A junk drawer. A curio cabinet.

Voluntary Fees: This project accepts voluntary fees for "tip jar" submissions.

Country of Publication

United States

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency.

Fiction Open

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
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 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 Unknown OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Essay EssayUp to 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 Unknown OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Open

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; 3 - 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem) Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No Unknown OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Menagerie Magazine Submission Statistics

More Information is Available to Subscribers: Only the basic information for this listing is currently visible. If you want to learn more about this listing, including submission statistics (average response time, rejection percentage, acceptance percentage, etc.), you need to subscribe. See a sample of what you're missing.

Dates

Last Updated: 21 Nov 2022
Last Checked: 20 Nov 2022 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 22 Oct 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 22 Oct 2022

Before Submitting

We cannot guarantee that the information on this page is correct. It is not unusual for publications to evolve or close without notice. We do our best to keep up, but it isn't always possible. Duotrope listings do not imply endorsement or recommendation of the project being listed. Before submitting, you should use your own judgment to determine whether the project meets your standards.

  • Always read the full guidelines provided by the publisher.
  • Try to read at least one previous publication to get a better idea of what the editor would like to see.
  • Unless the publisher's guidelines state otherwise, always use industry standard manuscript formatting.
  • Be professional, patient, and persistent.