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Referential Magazine 24

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About

About.com’s Catherine Sustana described us in her "Eight Innovative Online Magazines": “Referential Magazine calls itself ‘a celebration of the interconnectedness of the written word,’ and reading it is not quite like reading anything else I’ve encountered on the web...Most pieces are followed by a reference to at least one other work—one that inspired it or one that resonates with it (though sometimes a piece is just followed by a statement from the author). The references sometimes lead to other works on the Referential Magazine site, but often, they lead to other sites. The effect is to put literary works in conversation with each other, creating a sense of context and community rather than the isolation so often created by the abundant material available on the internet.”

Referential MagazineUnited States

Genres

General 

Classifications

Audience:Open to a broad Audience.
Poetry Forms:Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Personal.
Topics:Open to all/most Topics, including: Literature/Books (See guidelines), Memoir, Other (See guidelines).

Types & Lengths

EssayUp to 2,000 words.
Narrative NonfictionUp to 2,000 words.
PoemNo line limits known; Up to 5 pieces.
Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story1,000 - 2,000 words.

Media & Publication Frequency

E Electronic PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Payscale

We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
F FictionN No monetary payment per piece.
N NonfictionN No monetary payment per piece.
P PoetryN No monetary payment per piece.

Submission Types

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  ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousFormats Accepted
F Fiction OK No OK OKText format submissions
N Nonfiction OK No OK OKText format submissions
P Poetry OK No OK OKText format submissions

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Dates

Date Added:
18 Mar 2010
Last Updated:
18 Mar 2017