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A literary journal founded in 2007, Mascara is particularly interested in the work of contemporary migrant, Asian Australian and Indigenous writers. We specialise in platforms for subaltern writing and human rights, focussing on cultural cohesion and participation, creatively, materially and discursively. The word ‘mascara’ entered the English language in 1890. But it derives from Spanish, Arabic and French origins, its meaning evolving from the word mask, masquerade, to darken, to blacken. The Arabic word ‘maskhara’ means buffoon, suggesting violence and play in the correspondences between life and art.

Important: Payment is only available to Australian writers.
Peer Review: This publication uses peer review for some or all submissions. Check for details.
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Country of Publication & Year Established

Australia Established in 2007

Audience

Open to a broad Audience, including: Australians, All ethnic groups/populations, Indigenous Peoples, People with Southeast Asian origins.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency.

Fiction Temp Closed

Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Place/Regions (Specific region), Society/Culture (Ethnicity/Race).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 3,500 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 No OKText format submissions
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Nonfiction Open

Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Academic.
Topics:
Literature/Books (Theory/Analysis/Criticism, See guidelines), Place/Regions (Specific region), Society/Culture (General, Ethnicity/Race, See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Review Review900 - 1,500 words.
Essay EssayUp to 5,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment to Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) Pays occasionally, up to Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 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 Temp Closed

Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Place/Regions (Specific region), Society/Culture (Ethnicity/Race).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemUp to 5,000 lines; 3 - 5 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 No OKText 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: 07 Nov 2019
Last Checked: 19 Jan 2020 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 07 Nov 2019 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 02 Feb 2010

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