The Stray Branch 53

About

The Stray Branch, a print publication of poetry, fiction, art and photography. The Stray Branch looks to publish well crafted material from the experienced writers who are serious about their craft. Looking for honest, personal, blunt, edgy, raw, real life material that is related to the human condition known as existence in all its dark, flawed, secret self exposed in the wounds that bleed upon the page and leave a scar within the skull of the reader.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2008

Audience

Open to a broad Audience. Excluding: Children, Young adults.

Publication Media & Frequency

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

Fiction Temp Closed

Open to subject matter though the same as with poetry, does not want political pieces, erotic pieces, pieces on religion or stories written by children. Would like to see humor, anything dark and edgy. personal pieces, horror, vampires, thrillers, mysteries and suspense.

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 01 October 2019 (11.2 days from now) through 28 February 2020. 0
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General General
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Vampire.
Mystery/Crime Mystery/CrimeOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Suspense/Thriller Suspense/ThrillerOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres Excluding: Erotica.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Dark, Humorous, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics. Excluding: Politics/Political Science, Religion/Spirituality.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 625 words; Up to 2 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 NoText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Temp Closed

The Stray Branch is open to form and style, however it is not looking for crazy, complicated, messy looking forms. Free verse is preferred. Shorter poems have a better chance of being published. Open to subject matter but prefers edgy, raw material written from the gut that reflects the heart and the human condition....These include, depression, loss, sorrow, addiction, recovery, abuse, survival, daily exitence, self struggles and discovery through words, Art as healing, as coping. Wants poetry by real people that can be understood by all readers. Prefers works of a darker nature. Rhyming poetry is okay.

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 01 October 2019 (11.2 days from now) through 28 February 2020. 1
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General General
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Vampire.
Mystery/Crime Mystery/CrimeOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Suspense/Thriller Suspense/ThrillerOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres Excluding: Erotica.
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms, including: Free verse, Rhyming, Short poetry. Excluding: Light verse.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Dark, Humorous, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics. Excluding: Politics/Political Science, Religion/Spirituality.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 6 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 NoText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Visual Art Temp Closed

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 01 October 2019 (11.2 days from now) through 28 February 2020. 0
Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media, including: Photography.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles, including: Dark, Surrealist.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics. Excluding: Politics/Political Science, Religion/Spirituality.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork ArtworkUnknown number of 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 NoImage 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: 14 May 2019
Last Checked: 03 Sep 2019 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 22 Apr 2019 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 14 May 2009

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