Rose & Thorn Journal 27

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About

Rose & Thorn seeks to bring the voices of emerging and established writers to a discerning audience. We strive to reflect a diversity of style, content, and perspective in the short-fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry showcased each quarter in Rose & Thorn Journal. Our goal is to provide readers with a variety of resources that offer insight into the writing process and writing life. Through the postings at our blog, “Roses & Thorns,” we endeavor to convey what motivates the writer to create as well as the passion that sustains him or her in the craft. It is our love of the literary arts and respect for the creative process that compels us to provide a place of exchange and inspiration for the poet and author.

Rose & Thorn Journal

Audience

Country of Publication

Unknown United States

Publication Medium & Frequency

E Electronic PublicationPublished 2 x per year.

Fiction Closed

Fiction works should exhibit technical skill, dynamic characters, strong narrative voice, and provide readers with a compelling, thought-provoking experience.

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
G General
A Action-AdventureOpen to all/most Subgenres.
F FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
H HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres.
M Mystery/CrimeOpen to all/most Subgenres.
R RomanceOpen to all/most Subgenres.
S Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
T Suspense/ThrillerOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Styles:
Unknown
Topics:
Unknown
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story1,000 - 3,000 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
N No monetary payment per piece.
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.

Nonfiction Closed

Creative non-fiction should exhibit a distinctive voice that conveys factual accuracy in a literary style that entertains and informs readers without coming across as didactic or preachy. Forms include, but are not limited to, memoir, essay, satire and parody, literary diaries, and literary journalism.

Styles:
Unknown
Topics:
Unknown
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
EssayNo specific word count limits known.
Narrative NonfictionNo specific word count limits known.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
N No monetary payment per piece.
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 Closed

Rose & Thorn Journal welcomes emerging and established poets whose verse exhibits technical skill, distinctive style, lyric intensity, and is thematically fresh and substantive. Adjective stacking doesn’t make a poem better, but we do like strong, vivid images. Please avoid trite imagery like: “Our hearts beat as one; our lips joined in passion.” While we prefer shorter poems, consideration is given to longer works if they meet the above criteria. Also, forms are welcome if they do not contain obtrusive rhyming.

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
G General
A Action-AdventureOpen to all/most Subgenres.
F FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
H HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres.
M Mystery/CrimeOpen to all/most Subgenres.
R RomanceOpen to all/most Subgenres.
S Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
T Suspense/ThrillerOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms, including: Short poetry.
Styles:
Unknown
Topics:
Unknown
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
PoemNo line limits known.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
N No monetary payment per piece.
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

Date Added:
11 Jan 2006
Last Updated:
31 Dec 2012